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Scientist Explores Gene to Increase Survival Rate of Patients with High-Risk Leukemia

Chris Porter, MD
University of Colorado
Children’s Hospital of Denver
Relapsed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
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Scientist Seeks to Understand Neuroblastoma Gene Mutation

Shizhen Zhu, MD, PhD
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
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CureSearch to Provide $2 Million to Children's Oncology Group Clinical Trials

This year, CureSearch will increase its commitment to the COG by providing up to $2 million for enrollments in therapeutic clinical trials. Ongoing clinical trials for children with cancer are critical to advancing research and treatment, especially considering that more than 60% of children with cancer are treated on clinical trials. At CureSearch, we recognize that the federal funding hospitals receive for enrollments in trials does not come close to covering their costs. That is why CureSearch will continue to support these trials, helping to ensure all eligible children, in markets large and small, can be enrolled and receive the care they need.

CureSearch Supports Research Consortium to Improve Lives of Children Suffering From DIPG

CureSearch for Children's Cancer with the Team Julian Foundation, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), The Cure Starts Now Foundation, and The Lyla Nsouli Foundation for Children's Brain Cancer Research are collaborating to fund groundbreaking research aimed at dramatically improving the lives of children suffering from Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).... Read more 

Grant Awarded to Scientist Investigating Relationship between Gene Expression and Survival of Children’s Cancer

Joshua Schiffman, MD
University of Utah
Ewing sarcoma
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Grant Awarded to Scientist Investigating Cancerous Cell Survival in Children

Elizabeth R. Lawlor, MD, PhD
University of Michigan
Ewing sarcoma
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CureSearch Provides $5.5 Million to Children's Cancer Research

In FY12, CureSearch for Children's Cancer will contribute $5.5 million to Children's Oncology Group research and activities. Using money raised at CureSearch events across the nation, including the CureSearch Walk, a minimum of $1.5 million will be given directly to Children's Oncology Group (COG) member hospitals to help support the cost of enrolling children in therapeutic clinical trials. In addition, CureSearch is funding $3.5 million in COG research projects focused on:

Brain Tumors Ewing sarcoma
Hepatoblastoma Neuroblastoma
Osteosarcoma Rhabdomyosarcoma
Wilms Tumor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Survivorship Adolescent and Young Adult

Study Establishes New Treatment Standard for Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer was pleased to help fund a study released at the June, 2011 meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology whose results establish new treatment standards for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a fast growing cancer of white blood cells diagnosed in more than 4,000 children and adolescents each year. Read More 

CureSearch Supports Pediatric Cancer Translational Genomics Conference

CureSearch for Children's Cancer provided $20,000 in funding to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) for the Pediatric Cancer Translational Genomics conference this winter, supporting the attendance of 10 researchers at the conference, which provided an opportunity for leading cancer researchers working to uncover the causes of children’s cancer to discuss how genomic research can be applied to better develop diagnostic tools and treatments for children's cancers.

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