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Treehouse uses shared data to analyze a child’s tumor against both child and adult patient cancer tumors using what is referred to as gene expression analysis. Our goal is to identify situations where an an approved drug, often an adult drug, is predicted to work on a child with cancer. See Explore Our Data for detailed information. Explore our Data: https://treehousegenomics.soe.ucsc.edu/explore-our-data/

Did you know that childhood cancer is very different than adult cancer?

With this in mind, researchers at the Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative are using big data to find a cure… now. The Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute is raising questions and suggesting intervention strategies for childhood cancer. We’re doing this …

Be Bold! Be Bald!

Be Bold! Be Bald! was the mantra for the 2nd annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fundraiser hosted by the Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative at the UCSC Genomics Institute. We raised more than $12,000 to support research for pediatric cancer! Twenty heads were shorn outside UC Santa …

At Camp Fantastic, a joint venture of NCI and Special Love Camps, children at all stages of cancer treatment can enjoy traditional camp activities. Credit: Special Love, Inc.

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Research at the Treehouse

In the United States alone in 2017, an estimated 10,270 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed among children from birth to 14 years. About 1,190 children are expected to die from the disease. (NIH-National Cancer Institute, https://www.cancer.gov/types/childhood-cancers). Treating children’s cancer is not the same as treating adult …