Monthly Archives: April 2013

Shepard Kelly and his Family Take on the Ultimate Fight

Shepard was diagnosed with B-cell ALL on August 23rd, 2011; after his parents noticed that he was not his typical self and had a slightly bloated stomach.  After a call to his pediatricians office, his parents decided to take him to the ER. He was quickly admitted and the hospital staff started running tests to […]

Clinical Trials: Offering New Treatments Today

Clinical trials are the last step in a long process that begins with research in a lab and ends with new treatment options for children with cancer. In short, treatments used today are the result of past clinical trials. Unlike cancer in adults, when a child is diagnosed with cancer, they are almost always enrolled […]

The Importance of Measuring a Charity’s Impact

I’ve been an employee of CureSearch for Children’s Cancer for six months.  My position here is to raise money by inviting people to contribute to our search for cures.  I love fundraising and most people think I’m crazy for it.  More on that another time.  Today I want to tell you about something I’ve been […]

Hitting the Links for Children’s Cancer

The MJ Golf Classic To Be Held on April 19th A long standing tradition in the Texas community, this year’s MJ Golf Classic, held on April 19 – 20, will celebrate 4 years of supporting CureSearch for Children’s Cancer.  The weekend features three rousing rounds of golf at the Jay Morrish Golf Course at Champions […]

Late Effects of Treatment

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the focus is often on treatment, but three out of five childhood cancer survivors experience late effects due to their treatment.  These late effects are problems related to cancer treatment that occur or persist after treatment is completed. It is best to catch these early, so treatment can […]

Seth Smiles

The youngest of five, Seth has always been easy going and has never met someone he didn’t like. Born with Down Syndrome, Seth was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at 8-years-old. Despite this diagnosis, Seth was always happy. His mom says that while Seth was more likely have ALL because of his Down Syndrome, […]

Researcher Seeks to Understand the Inner Workings of Rhabdoid Tumors

Alex Kentsis, MD, PhD, decided to study rhabdoid tumors because they remain one of the most lethal childhood cancers.  Rhabdoid tumors affect mainly infants and young children and can be found in the kidneys, liver, soft tissue, and brain. Most children diagnosed with a rhabdoid tumor that cannot be completely removed through surgical do not […]