CureSearch for Children's Cancer Fund Research
June 2013 Results
Dr. Shizhen Zhu  

Shizhen (Jane) Zhu, MD, PhD at Mayo Clinic has a CureSearch Young Investigator award to study the influence of the mutation and over expression of a gene called SHP2 on the growth of neuroblastoma tumors. Dr. Zhu is studying whether abnormal SHP2 can create neuroblastoma. Read more

Haven Anderson  

Haven was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2012, when she was just 2 years old. Her family was shocked by the diagnosis. Doctors found cancer in her adrenal gland, which required 8 rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, MIBG therapy, and a stem cell transplant. Read more

Dr. Alex Ketsis  

As a pediatric oncologist and investigator at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Alex Kentsis, MD, PhD has a CureSearch Young Investigator grant to study rhabdiod tumors, one of the deadliest children's cancers. Read more

Dr. Chris Porter  

With an overall survival rate of about 90%, most leukemia patients receive a standardized treatment that has been proven successful. However, when a patient with leukemia relapses, their chances of survival decrease significantly. Read more

CureSearch Walks  

The 2014 CureSearch Walk season is underway! Join CureSearch at one of our upcoming Walks as we honor and remember those affected by children's cancer. These very special days will include prizes, music, food, and fun activities for the entire family! For a full list, click here.

Dr. Meena Hegde  

Meenakshi Hegde, MD is a CureSearch Young Investigator conducting research at Baylor College of Medicine to determine if the body's immune system can be engineered to recognize and kill osteosarcoma cancer cells. Read more

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