Monthly Archives: July 2013

Meet the Children: Sophie May Sewell

CureSearch was introduced to Sophie May Sewell at both the Kansas City and Dallas CureSearch Walks this year. Now 2, Sophie was just 20 months old when her parents found a bump on her back. Doctors assured her family that it was nothing, just connective tissue, and not to worry. Just to be sure, they ordered an MRI. The news […]

Kiewit Infrastructure Raises $1 Million for Children’s Cancer Research

Long tradition of helping the community continues with Jakefest Golf Outings Kiewit Infrastructure Co. has a long history of charity, whether it’s through the United Way community and holiday events, or annual Golf Outings. Kiewit is an employee-owned company that takes care of its own. Formed in 1884, the company has grown into a Fortune […]

Researcher Studies the Role of Immunotherapy in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is the most common cancer originating in the nasopharynx, the area behind the nose where the nasal passages and auditory tubes join the remainder of the upper respiratory tract. It is known that the majority of cases are associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), one of the most common human viruses, most notably known […]

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 […]

Baby V. Fund Inspires Others to Make a Difference

When Vincenza was 9 months old, her parents knew something was wrong. She was experiencing flu-like symptoms, but nothing seemed to help. One day, her abdomen became severely distended and she was rushed to the hospital. After many tests, doctors informed her family that Vincenza had stage I hepatoblastoma, and that they had to start […]

Children with Cancer Take to Capitol Hill

Patients, survivors, and families ask Congress to help children battle cancer More than 150 childhood cancer patients, survivors, and their families were on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 18 to ask Congress to continue to support initiatives that can improve research, treatment and outcomes for children with cancer. As part of the second annual Childhood […]

Local Supermarkets Raise $19,000 for Children’s Cancer Research

No Frills Supermarket and Bag n Save continue tradition of helping in the community No Frills Supermarket and Bag n Save are local icons in Omaha, Nebraska. This family owned company has a long traditional of helping those in need; they were thrilled to support the CureSearch Walk again this year. In 2012, the company […]