Monthly Archives: June 2014

Meet the Children: Wesley Zablocki

Wesley was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) on March 29, 2011, after a chance fall and lucky x-ray. He was immediately thrust into the world of hospitals, doctors and the unknown. His parents had no idea what to expect with the treatments, how he would react or what they would do to their otherwise healthy son. After nine […]

Six Young Investigator Grants Now Available!

$1.3 million in research funding to be provided by CureSearch 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 will be available in the areas of neuroblastoma, palliative care, rhabdomyosarcoma, and three “open” areas. “Open” […]

Why Even ‘Failure’ Is Important

Most of us probably learned about the scientific method in grade school: ask a question, do research, construct a hypothesis, test it to see if it works, analyze results, and communicate the conclusion. We also probably learned that even when your experiment doesn’t turn out the way you expected, the results are still important! This […]

CureSearch Hosts Second Annual Research Symposium!

Topics will focus on emerging themes in laboratory science On October 17-18, CureSearch will host its second annual research symposium in Washington DC. This year’s Symposium, entitled “Translational Oncology: Emerging Targets in Childhood Cancer” will focus on emerging themes in laboratory science with potential for early implementation. Featured speakers include Malcolm Smith, James Bradner, and […]

Meet the Children: Cora Johnson

In seventh grade, Cora found a lump in her breast. She and her mother Martha went to the doctor to see what was causing the lump. Cora’s doctors performed an ultrasound, but the results were inconclusive. After another ultrasound her team of doctors determined that she had a tumor. They weren’t sure what type of cancer Cora had, but […]

Meet the National CureSearch Walk Committee

We are very pleased to introduce the inaugural National CureSearch Walk Committee (NCWC). The NCWC is a group of volunteers from across the country who have been involved with the CureSearch Walk for 2+ years and have a desire to help shape the program by lending their collective ideas, opinions, and expertise to the national […]