Monthly Archives: June 2013

Childhood Cancer’s Health Woes Persist for Years

June 11, 2013 (Wall Street Journal) — As advances in treating pediatric cancers allow more and more patients to live into adulthood, doctors are increasingly concerned about the long-term health effects of the very treatments that saved them as children. Researchers found, in a large study of adult survivors of childhood cancer, that more than […]

Omaha CureSearch Walker Honors Son

Marcy Grimm, Omaha CureSearch Walk committee member, has been involved since the beginning and has watched the Walk grow. She and her fellow committee members, proud to see how the Walk has grown, are dedicated to honoring and remembering all those affected by children’s cancer. On Saturday, June 1 thousands of walkers gathered together to […]

Day in the Life: Bethany Smyth

Bethany Smyth is a pediatric oncology nurse at Brooke Army Medical Center who is dedicated to her patients and their families. Bethany has been a nurse for 8 years, and can’t imagine doing anything else. She is a long time CureSearch supporter, completing the 2012 Texas Hill Country Ultimate Hike and participating in the San […]

Researcher Seeks Answers to DIPG

Study could lead to new treatment options 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. The pons controls breathing and […]

Top Ten 2012 CureSearch Walk Teams

The CureSearch Walk helps fund innovative and targeted research as well as patients enrolled in  clinical trials conducted at hospitals across the country. This wouldn’t be possible without the help of the dedicated teams who tirelessly raised funds. Thank you to all the teams who participated in CureSearch Walks in 2012! 1. LOL 4 Lindsey- Chicago CureSearch […]

Your Vote Can Win CureSearch $75,000!

From now through June 19, make your vote count! DSW has selected 8 organizations, including CureSearch, to compete for a grant of $75,000. All you have to do is visit DSW’s Facebook Fan Page on your computer and vote for CureSearch. Be sure to sign on and vote EACH DAY!

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 […]