Test Your Childhood Cancer IQ

How much do YOU know about pediatric Phase I and Phase II clinical trials?

1

Which of the following contributed to a Gateway-funded clinical trial for pediatric brain cancer?

Peanut butter
Israeli Deathstalker Scorpion venom
Cells from earthworms
Acai berries

Correct

The correct answer is that the venom from the Israeli Deathstalker Scorpion was combined with fluorescent molecules in a Gateway-funded clinical trial to create Tumor Paint, which attaches to tumor tissue and allows the surgeon to distinguish the fluorescent cancerous tumor cells from healthy brain cells.

Incorrect

Good try! The correct answer is that the venom from the Israeli Deathstalker Scorpion was combined with fluorescent molecules in a Gateway-funded clinical trial to create Tumor Paint, which attaches to tumor tissue and allows the surgeon to distinguish the fluorescent cancerous tissue from the healthy brain.
2

What’s the most common type of childhood cancer?

Rhabdomyosarcoma
Bone cancer
Brain and spinal cord tumors
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Correct

The most common childhood cancer is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)—a blood and bone marrow cancer. Today, thanks to childhood cancer research like Gateway’s, about 90% of children with ALL will survive.

Incorrect

Not quite. The correct answer is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)—a blood and bone marrow cancer. Today, thanks to childhood cancer research like Gateway’s, about 90% of children with ALL will survive.
3

Which common supplement is being studied to see if it can help reduce infection in children receiving stem cell transplants?

Lysine
Cocoa powder
Vitamin A
Magnesium sulfate

Correct

Vitamin A is currently being used in a Gateway Phase I clinical trial to improve gut permeability and reduce infection in children receiving a stem cell transplant.

Incorrect

Nice one! But the answer is Vitamin A, which is being used in a Gateway Phase I clinical trial to improve gut permeability and reduce infection in children receiving a stem cell transplant.
4

What is the average age of a child diagnosed with cancer?

2
6
13
15

Correct

The average age of a child diagnosed with cancer is 6. Gateway is fighting back against pediatric cancers through 14 innovative pediatric clinical trials that are currently giving hope to 350 young patients.

Incorrect

Almost. The correct answer is that the average age of a child diagnosed with cancer is 6. Gateway is fighting back against pediatric cancers through 14 innovative pediatric clinical trials that are currently giving hope to 350 young patients.

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