CINCINNATI — The nonprofit CancerFree KIDS has announced in a press release that it’s roughly $10 million in pediatric cancer treatment research investments since 2002 “have received more than $100 million in follow-on funding.”

"I am deeply grateful to the supporters, partners, and the entire pediatric cancer community for their unwavering commitment to our cause," said Dr. Dan Starczynowski, a CancerFree KIDS grant recipient, in the release. "Together, we will continue to push the boundaries of scientific discovery and make meaningful strides toward a world where every child can thrive free from the burden of cancer."

The release noted the nonprofit has awarded 215 grants, which resulted in 21 clinical trials, 296 scientific publications and 57 patents. It continues to state that the funding has led to four companies with a focus on pediatric cancer research.

"We are immensely proud of the impact we have made in our journey to combat childhood cancer," said Jill Brinck, executive director of CancerFree KIDS, in the release. "These achievements are a testament to the dedication of our team, the generosity of our supporters, and the resilience of the childhood cancer community. Together, we are making strides toward a future where no child has to face the devastating impact of cancer."