Monthly Archives: December 2013

Daughter’s Memory Honored Through Ultimate Hike

Mother hikes so that one day, every child is guaranteed a cure When Amy’s daughter, Emily, was 17 she fulfilled a life-long dream of being camp counselor at Camp Lirecrest, her childhood camp. She loved getting to know the campers and helping them fall in love with the camp like she had when she was […]

Top Ten Ways To Move Cures Forward, Every Now Forward

1.   Like CureSearch on Facebook and tell your friends to do the same! 2.   Donate the cost of a night out at the movies and help CureSearch fund innovative research to make treatment possible and a cure probably for kids fighting cancer today and int he future. 3.   Doing some last minute […]

Order your Bravelet today! For every Bravelet purchased, $10 will be donated to CureSearch!

Bravelets is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to giving back to organizations making a difference in the community. During December, Bravelets will donate $10 of every purchase of a CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Bravelet to CureSearch! Don’t wait, buy your Bravelet today and help CureSearch continue to accelerate the cure for children at greatest […]

CureSearch Awards $1.2 Million in Grants

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer has awarded $1.2 million in clinical trials support to 77 hospitals who applied for Clinical Trials Advancement Awards. All hopsitals who applied for grants received funding for enrolling infants, children, adolescents, and young adults in Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III therapeutic clinical trials. Clinical Trials Advancement Awards range from […]

New Young Investigator Program Podcast Available!

Hear how Eric Raabe is studying what causes rare DIPG brain tumors.  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. […]

Meet the Children: Nick Wolf

In May 2011, Nick Wolf was experiencing a persistent headache and nausea. His mother, Christina, took him to the doctor who informed them that she suspected Nick had a brain tumor, but that they should monitor his symptoms to see if they persisted. The headaches and nausea continued and one day Nick started uncontrollably clenching and […]

Developing CD47 Antibody Therapy for Children’s Cancer

A research team at Stanford University led by Drs. Kathleen Sakamoto and Irv Weissman has received a $1.37 million grant from CureSearch titled “Development of CD47 Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for Pediatric Tumors.” In a healthy person, when the body makes abnormal cells or cells become old, the body’s scavenger cells, called macrophages, eliminate them in […]