CureSearch for Children's Cancer funds and supportstargeted and innovative children's cancer research with measurableresults, and is the authoritative source of information and resourcesfor all those affected by children's cancer.
Chris Porter, MD
University of Colorado
Children’s Hospital of DenverRelapsed Acute Lymphoblastic LeukemiaRead more
Shizhen Zhu, MD, PhD
Dana Farber Cancer InstituteNeuroblastomaRead more
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 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
Joshua Schiffman, MDUniversity of UtahEwing sarcomaRead more
Elizabeth R. Lawlor, MD, PhD
University of MichiganEwing sarcoma Read more
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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:
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 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.