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Alex's Lemonade Offering New Oncology Student Grants
by lilhurricane 01:38PM Saturday Apr 09 2011
he Wynnewood-based national cancer research foundation has managed many grants to date, but these will be the first to steer medical students toward a career in pediatric oncology.

By Thomas J. Walsh

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), the Wynnewood nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all forms of childhood cancer, announced this week the addition of a new summer grant program for graduate and medical students interested in careers in pediatric oncology.

The Pediatric Oncology Student Training (POST) Program is new for ALSF, but the organization has been providing other funding since it was formed more than six years ago.

“We fund medical research grants, but this is the first time we are actually targeting medical students,” explained Gillian Kocher, spokeswoman for ALSF. “We are trying, with young researchers and now even medical students, to encourage their interest in the pediatric oncology field. At this early stage of their path, we want to make sure they know that this is available, that this is out there.”

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