Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF) has received a $250,000 grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels to carry out paediatric cancer research.

The funds will support the work of DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan Pediatric Oncology chief Jeffrey Taub to focus on developing new therapies for children with acute myeloid leukaemia who have relapsed after treatment with standard chemotherapy.

CHMF is one of 45 recipients nationwide to receive a 2015 Hyundai Scholar Grant in September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

In total, Hope On Wheels will award $10.5m in research grants this September in honour of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Dr Taub said: "I am honoured to receive this grant award from Hyundai Hope On Wheels.

"Their support of paediatric cancer research is essential to developing new treatments that may improve outcomes for children."

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Since 2010, CHMF has received $425,000 from Hope On Wheels.

CHMF president and CEO Tony Werner said: "Support for paediatric medical research is vitally important.

"Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is proud to partner with Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine to support excellent clinical care, paediatric research that helps to discover new treatments that improve outcomes for children with cancer, and to train the next generation of physicians.

"We are all proud to join Hyundai Motor America as a partner in the fight against childhood cancer."