Monthly Archives: February 2013

The View From The Top Of The Mountain

This guest blog post by Tania Hecht The summer before I was diagnosed with cancer, I was in the mountains teaching backpacking and wilderness skills to children, many of them from disadvantaged backgrounds. At 16, I had spent the last ten summers exploring the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California, and I found purpose and […]

Franklin Templeton Shootout Benefits CureSearch for Children’s Cancer

The Franklin Templeton Shootout is a tradition in Southwest Florida, with a long history of supporting CureSearch and other non-profits through the Franklin Templeton Shootout and Franklin Templeton Shootout 5K. The Shootout is Southwest Florida’s only PGA Tour event and is hosted by World Golf Hall of Famer, Greg Norman. This year, the 4th Annual […]

CureSearch’s Interview with Joe Simone, MD, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council

The Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) at CureSearch is comprised of eight children’s cancer specialists from institutions across the country. Led by Joe Simone, MD, the SAC is tasked with developing and guiding the organizations scientific strategy, agenda, and grants program. Recently, CureSearch sat down with Dr. Simone to talk about the SAC’s work and his […]

Returning to School

For many children, cancer means extended absences from school.  Sometimes these absences come in the form of a few weeks at a time, and sometimes for several months or an entire school year.  Regardless of how long the absence, returning to school can be challenging not only for the child with cancer, but also for […]

Ultimate Hike Heroes Honor their Son

Just one day before his second birthday, Braeden was diagnosed with stage III, high-risk neuroblastoma, a malignant tumor that develops from nerve tissue and is the most common solid tumor found in children under the age of 1. Braeden underwent six rounds of chemotherapy, several surgeries, a stem cell transplant, and completed twelve cycles of […]

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

Research could lead to targeted therapies Chris Porter, MD from the University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital of Denver splits his time seeing pediatric oncology patients and researching targeted therapies aimed at improving treatments for leukemia. His lab at the University of Colorado is focused on using functional genomic screening to identify novel therapeutic strategies for […]

Welcome to CureSearch for Children’s Cancer’s Blog – These are the Reasons We Blog!

In this blog you will find not only information about research CureSearch is funding and events we are hosting, but you will also hear from clinicians and scientists, learn the latest happenings in the children’s cancer community, and see stories about the brave children facing this disease and how their families cope with their new […]