Author Archives: Shelby Hammond

Meet the Children: Wesley Zablocki

Wesley was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) on March 29, 2011, after a chance fall and lucky x-ray. He was immediately thrust into the world of hospitals, doctors and the unknown. His parents had no idea what to expect with the treatments, how he would react or what they would do to their otherwise healthy son. After nine […]

CureSearch Hosts Second Annual Research Symposium!

Topics will focus on emerging themes in laboratory science On October 17-18, CureSearch will host its second annual research symposium in Washington DC. This year’s Symposium, entitled “Translational Oncology: Emerging Targets in Childhood Cancer” will focus on emerging themes in laboratory science with potential for early implementation. Featured speakers include Malcolm Smith, James Bradner, and […]

Meet the Children: Cora Johnson

In seventh grade, Cora found a lump in her breast. She and her mother Martha went to the doctor to see what was causing the lump. Cora’s doctors performed an ultrasound, but the results were inconclusive. After another ultrasound her team of doctors determined that she had a tumor. They weren’t sure what type of cancer Cora had, but […]

Meet the National CureSearch Walk Committee

We are very pleased to introduce the inaugural National CureSearch Walk Committee (NCWC). The NCWC is a group of volunteers from across the country who have been involved with the CureSearch Walk for 2+ years and have a desire to help shape the program by lending their collective ideas, opinions, and expertise to the national […]

Meet the Children: Margo Miller

21-month-old Margo Miller hadn’t been herself for weeks. She had a fever on and off, was cranky at daycare, and wasn’t eating well. Her mother, Gina, took her to their pediatrician to see what could be causing her behavior. Her pediatrician couldn’t find anything that could be causing her pain, but suggested that Gina bring […]

Six Young Investigator Grants Now Available!

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is now accepting applications for six (6) Young Investigator Grants. These “Young Investigator Pathway to Independence Grants” are funded at $225,000 each over three years and are available in the areas of neuroblastoma, palliative care, rhabdomyosarcoma, and three “open” areas. “Open” applications may be in disease or discipline areas of pediatric […]

More Hospitals Tailor Cancer Care to Teens and Young Adults

(Wall Street Journal Online) – April 28, 2014: New treatments and earlier detection have led to steady gains in cancer survival for children and adults. But survival rates for teens and young adults with some types of cancer have barely budged in 30 years. A push is on for better care and better outcomes for […]