UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives $20,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

Funds from Tee Up For Tots will support pediatric cancer research at the UA Steele Center exploring the application of haploidentical hematopoietic cell transplant (HHCT) for pediatric solid tumors.

Tee Up For Tots donated $20,000 to the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center for its pediatric cancer research in haploidentical hematopoietic cell transplant.

Overall, Tee Up For Tots raised more than $34,000 through its 16th annual golf tournament that took place at the OMNI Tucson National Resort in August.

In addition to their support of pediatric cancer research, Tee Up For Tots donated $5,000 to UAMC Diamond Children’s and $9,000 to the Tee Up For Tots Family Assistance Program, which directly benefit patients with cancer and their families.

Haploidentical hematopoietic cell transplant (HHCT) makes allogeneic bone marrow transplant possible for virtually every patient using a family donor, even when they are not a full match. Support from Tee Up For Tots will fund studies at the UA Steele Center exploring the application of this approach for pediatric solid tumors.

“Once again, we would like to thank Tee Up For Tots for their support to help us find more effective treatments for pediatric cancers,” said pediatric oncologist Emmanuel Katsanis, MD, professor and division chief of pediatric hematology/oncology at the UA Department of Pediatrics and the Steele Children’s Research Center.