About Research at the Aflac Cancer Center

Research is a cornerstone of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta mission to enhance the lives of children with cancer and blood disorders. In conjunction with Emory University School of Medicine, Emory Winship Cancer Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse University School of Medicine, the Aflac Cancer Center seeks answers to the most challenging childhood oncologic and hematologic conditions through teaching and research.

By constantly developing new techniques, treatments and cures, the Aflac Cancer Center is committed to advancing research and medicine in pediatric hematology/oncology.

Our Goals

As we continue to expand our research program, we will:

  • Grow our translational research program, with a focus on developmental therapeutics
  • Increase enrollment for clinical trials in all scientific areas, with an emphasis on growing the number of innovative therapy protocols
  • Recruit new researchers—including senior investigators with well-established research funding and expertise
  • Increase our National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding

Emory+Children's Pediatric Research Center

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine have developed a close collaboration that combines the clinical strengths of Children's—the nation's largest pediatric healthcare provider—and the research strengths of Emory University, a leading academic medical center. This multi-institutional research initiative is driving pediatric research in the Atlanta community and beyond. Learn more