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UCLA receives $100,000 for pediatric cancer research from Hyundai Hope On Wheels

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Dr. Theodore Moore, left, focuses his research on bone marrow transplantation in children and young adults.

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital has received a $100,000 grant from Hyundai Hope On Wheels to support pediatric cancer research programs.

The grant, in the form of a Hyundai Impact Award, will fund the work of investigators in the division of pediatric hematology/oncology, who are researching and developing therapies to treat a range of pediatric cancers and blood diseases.

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital is one of 21 recipients of the Hyundai Impact Award in 2018. With this year’s gift, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has now donated more than $1 million in grants to UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital since 2010.

“This award gives us the opportunity to build on our clinical research infrastructure, allowing us to open and enroll more patients on existing and exciting new pediatric clinical trials,” said Dr. Theodore Moore, who is the division chief of pediatric hematology/oncology and director of the pediatric blood and marrow transplantation program at UCLA. “Our goal is to have a specially trained team of physicians and research associates to employ advanced techniques to safely and efficiently treat our patients with cancer and other blood diseases.”

Hyundai Hope On Wheels presented the award to Moore, who is a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and leadership of UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital during a ceremony at the hospital with officials from Hyundai, children with cancer and their families.

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