Monthly Archives: October 2013

Day in the Life- Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee is a Twin Cities CureSearch Walk committee member and Clinical Research Associate at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Jennifer works with a team of research staff to help coordinate patient’s clinical trial participation. Jennifer loves knowing that the work she is doing is bringing medical professionals one step closer to a cure. […]

Children’s Cancer Fund Gets Gift from Department of Transportation

A Missouri Department of Transportation project that built new bridges in each of Missouri’s 114 counties and was completed more than a year early and under its $685 million budget has been named one of the nation’s two best projects that were completed in 2012. The Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program yesterday received the […]

A Novel Epigenetic Strategy to Treat Ewing Sarcoma

Mary Beckerle, PhDRalph E. and William T. Main Presidential ProfessorCEO and Director, Huntsman Cancer InstituteThe University of Utah A team at Huntsman Cancer Institute that includes Mary Beckerle, PhD, Steve Lessnick, MD, PhD, Sunil Sharma, MD, and Alana Welm, PhD has received a $1.73 million grant from CureSearch to test a novel targeted treatment for […]

Patients and Hospital Staff Inspire Others to Be Brave

University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital share why they are courageous.

Franklin Templeton Shootout Gears Up For Another Year

This guest blog post by Greg Norman, professional golfer and host of the Franklin Templeton Shootout This December, I will be gearing up for the 25th annual Franklin Templeton Shootout! Entering its 13th year at Tiburon Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, the Shootout will once again feature 24 of the world’s best […]

Meet the Children: Ila Jean Rathbone

Ila Jean was a healthy 18-month-old when she developed a fever and black eye that caused her mother, Jennifer, to bring her to the family doctor. When the doctor noticed that Ila Jean’s belly was distended, he ordered an ultrasound and blood work as a precaution. During the ultrasound, Jennifer noticed that the ultrasound tech […]

Top Ten Cancer Statistics

1. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States. 2. Every day, 36 children are diagnosed with cancer. 3. The average age of diagnosis is 6. 4. Cancer affects all ethnic, gender, and socio-economic groups. 5. More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year. 6. One out of 5 children who […]