Focus on Pediatric Cancer

More than 60 children in southern Arizona are diagnosed with a form of childhood cancer every year. The Steele Children’s Research Center and University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics are home to Tucson’s only physicians and researchers. You can help us improve cancer survival rates and find breakthroughs!

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Research

This fund provides immediate resources for the most urgent research needs across the pediatric cancer spectrum.



Mia Mason Fund for Immunotherapy Research

Immunotherapy is next-generation treatment where our own bodies’ immune systems are turned up to help fight cancer.



Louise Thomas Endowed Chair for Pediatric Cancer Research

This endowed research fund helps further the work of Dr. Emmanuel Katsanis, leader of pediatric hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplant. Dr. Katsanis is pioneering a new protocol for bone marrow transplants in children with remarkable results.