|Awarded On||August 18, 2021|
|Title||The Adolescent and Childhood Cancer Epidemiology and Susceptibility Service (ACCESS) for Texas|
|Award Mechanism||Core Facility Support Awards|
|Institution/Organization||Baylor College of Medicine|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Michael Scheurer|
|Cancer Sites||All Sites|
For parents, the diagnosis of cancer in their child is a devastating and unexpected event that impacts the whole family. When informed of the diagnosis, usually the first question a parent asks is “Will my child die from his/her cancer?” The second question usually asked is “What caused my child to get cancer?” Unfortunately, with the exception of a rare set of genetic syndromes, the physician cannot provide an accurate response to the etiology question because of the limited evidence base. We have assembled many of the large pediatric oncology practices from around the state of Texas and developed ACCESS-Texas to address the deficiencies in our knowledge about the causes of childhood and ad...