Category Archives: Education Resources

Understanding MRI’s

An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) uses a special scanning machine to take pictures of the inside of the body. The patient will lie still on the table inside the MRI machine while it takes pictures. There will be a rhythmic knocking sound during the scan, like a drumbeat. Some children are frightened by the sound. Parents are unable […]

New Young Investigator Program Podcast Available!

Hear how Eric Raabe is studying what causes rare DIPG brain tumors.  Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is one of the most devastating childhood cancers, with mean survival times of a little more than a year. DIPG is a type of central nervous system cancer that is located in the pons section of the brain. […]

Forming a Caring Group to Support Family

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is pleased to offer a webinar for parents and caregivers of children with cancer. This webinar will be presented by medical professionals specializing in the webinar’s topic. These webinars were made possible by a grant from American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. Join CureSearch on November 20 at 7:00 pm EST to […]

Child Life Specialist Webinar Offered

Are you a Child Life Specialist Looking for Additional Resources? CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is pleased to provide a series of webinars for Child Life Specialists, made possible by a grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities. The last webinar in the series will take place on October 23 and will include information on pain management […]

Helping Parents Understand MRIs

New clinical videos demonstrate procedures to patients and families CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is pleased to share a video in our series designed to familiarize cancer patients and their parents with common tests and procedures. Our goal with these videos is to provide education in a non-threatening way that reduces anxiety for everyone, including appropriately-aged […]

The Future of Pediatric Oncology: From Targets to Treatment

This September 15-16, CureSearch will host a 1.5 day conference in Washington, DC. During the conference the 2013 CureSearch Acceleration Grants will be awarded by Laura Thrall, President and CEO or CureSearch. Top scientists in the field will discuss topics such as The Changing Face of Pediatric Oncology- Clinical Trials in the 21st Century, The Future […]

Helping Parents Understand Lumbar Puncture

The following video demonstrates a lumbar puncture in a child undergoing cancer treatment. A lumbar puncture, also called a spinal tap, is an image-guided procedure performed on the lower back, which removed fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord to examine it for cancer cells or infection. A lumbar puncture may also be performed to […]