Monthly Archives: May 2014

Update: Researcher to Study Bone Fractures in Pediatric and Adolescent Cancer Survivors

Researchers and physicians know that children who undergo cancer treatment are at risk for decreased bone mineral density because many cancer treatments negatively affect bone health. It is particularly important that children and adolescents develop strong bone density because bone strength decreases in adulthood. Despite this knowledge, little is known about the rate at which […]

Meet the Children: Margo Miller

21-month-old Margo Miller hadn’t been herself for weeks. She had a fever on and off, was cranky at daycare, and wasn’t eating well. Her mother, Gina, took her to their pediatrician to see what could be causing her behavior. Her pediatrician couldn’t find anything that could be causing her pain, but suggested that Gina bring […]

Six Young Investigator Grants Now Available!

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is now accepting applications for six (6) Young Investigator Grants. These “Young Investigator Pathway to Independence Grants” are funded at $225,000 each over three years and are available in the areas of neuroblastoma, palliative care, rhabdomyosarcoma, and three “open” areas. “Open” applications may be in disease or discipline areas of pediatric […]

More Hospitals Tailor Cancer Care to Teens and Young Adults

(Wall Street Journal Online) – April 28, 2014: New treatments and earlier detection have led to steady gains in cancer survival for children and adults. But survival rates for teens and young adults with some types of cancer have barely budged in 30 years. A push is on for better care and better outcomes for […]

New Young Investigator Program Podcast Available!

  Hear how Alex Kentsis is studying the biology of rhabdoid tumors Click here to subscribe!  

Clinical Trials Advancement Awards Applications Now Available!

CureSearch is providing up to $1.5 million to support Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III clinical trials taking place at hospitals across the United States which show promise in making a difference for children with cancer, today. Through the Clinical Trials Advancement Awards, funds are available to all qualified hospitals that apply for funding […]

Oklahoma Soldier and Her Daughter Use Fitness to Fight Children’s Cancer

(GX Online) – April 11, 2014: Sergeant Stephanie Foster is usually the first to know. A member of the Oklahoma National Guard’s 120th Medical Company, she works in her civilian life as a laboratory technician in pediatric oncology. Her job is to locate cancer cells in children. After drawing a young patient’s blood, she peers […]