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Research and Discovery Is Where We Find Hope.
Hyundai supports the finest minds in pediatric cancer research…the concerned physicians and dedicated research professionals at the member institutions of the Children’s Oncology Groups of America. They look for ways of preventing cancer, improving quality of life and survival.
These doctors and research scientists are the human faces of hope to the children and families facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis. Through its collaborative research, the group improves cure rates at a much faster pace than individual institutions. Grant winners are determined by a scientific review panel of physicians.
Hyundai Cancer Institute
Selecting where a child will receive cancer treatment is one of the biggest decisions a caregiver can make. The Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s specializes in providing patients—from infants through young adults—with the latest pediatric cancer treatments by nationally recognized medical specialists. We are dedicated to not only treating cancer, but also the needs of the whole child—emotional, spiritual, and physical. Children simply shouldn’t have to give up being kids while dealing with the grown-up issue of cancer.
On May 10, 2011 Hyundai Motor America and its nonprofit organization Hyundai Hope On Wheels, announced a $10 million grant to CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange County, California. The grant was the largest corporate grant in the hospital’s history. The grant is being used to fund groundbreaking pediatric cancer research that uses the latest advances in genomic medicine to provide more effective, individualized treatment for children with cancer. CHOC Children’s has named its cancer center of excellence the Hyundai Cancer Institute. The Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s is the only Children’s Oncology Group (COG) with a Phase 1 clinical trial designation in the Southwestern United States.
Robin Parihar, Md, Phd
“For Dr. Parihar, there’s more to caring for children with pediatric cancer than treating the disease itself. He works tirelessly to give parents and children their lives back with an opportunity to allow survivors to live a long and fulfilling life.”
Texas Children’s Hospital
Wendy Allen-rhoades, Md
“Dr. Rhoades recognizes that there are still many unanswered questions in the study of pediatric cancer. With the help of Hyundai Hope On Wheels, and a passionate team of researchers, she works diligently to find new ways to treat and defeat pediatric cancer.”
Texas Children’s Hospital
Kelly C. Goldsmith, Md
“Treating pediatric cancer comes with a unique set of challenges. Dr. Goldsmith explains how she seeks to find the answers to many of the questions in the treatment of pediatric cancer. Her hope is to find ways that will allow children the opportunity to lead healthy lives.”
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
The Hyundai Hope On Wheels Biorepository
The Hyundai Hope On Wheels Biorepository for the Children’s Oncology Group is located at The Research Institute of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The biorepository maintains the largest pediatric cancer biospecimen bank in the nation. The Hyundai Hope On Wheels Biorepository contains tissue from more than 32,000 children with childhood cancer and related diseases.