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2 Hopkins doctors earn cancer research grants from Hope on Wheels

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Posted at 1:13 PM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 23:38:15-04

For National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Hyundai Hope has launched a new public awareness campaign. 

The 'Every Handprint Tells a Story' campaign is part of Hyundai's Hope on Wheels, which started 19 years ago. Through Hope on Wheels, over $130 million in grants have been given to researchers to support childhood cancer research. 

On Wednesday, Hyundai presented Dr. Brian Ladle and Dr. Kenneth Cooke with grants. 

Dr. Ladle received a 2017 Young Investigator Award for $150,000 to support his research on growing immunotherapy when combined with standard chemotherapy to treat osteosarcoma. 

Dr. Cooke received a 2017 Scholar Grant for $250,000 to support his research on improving outcomes after BMT for children with cancer.