The cure rate for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common pediatric cancer has risen dramatically over the past four decades. Despite this, major challenges still exist and ALL remains the most common cause of cancer death in children.
In October, 2013, Dr. William L. Carroll was awarded a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) that supports multicenter research with the potential to improve the treatment of ALL in young patients. The SCOR is a 5-year, $6.25 million award and is the culmination of decades of work by a group of highly collaborative , multi-institutional investigators  with a strong track record of moving laboratory findings into the clinic. It is composed of four projects  and two cores .
We encourage you to explore this SCOR’s website for additional information on specific projects and cores, as well as updates on progress!
William L. Carroll, MD
The Julie & Edward J. Minskoff Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Pathology
Director, Perlmutter Cancer Center
Sponsors and Contributors
We would like to thank our sponsor, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  (LLS), without whose support, this research would not be possible. We encourage you to visit their website for more information about the organization.
Additional support for the SCOR is provided by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation . We thank them for their commitment to help fight childhood cancer and encourage you to visit their website for more information about the organization.