CureSearch PEDS 2022 Impact Statement & Next Steps

The 2022 Pediatric Early Development Symposium (PEDS): Leveraging Big Data to Advance Pediatric Clinical Trials was another collaborative success!  This event convened leaders from all areas of pediatric oncology – pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, clinical research organizations, academic leaders, parents and patient advocates, venture capitalists, regulators, and like-minded partners.  The recurring themes throughout the Symposium were:  Pediatric drug development must be treated as a global …

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CureSearch to lead impact study on cost, treatment benefits of molecular testing for childhood cancer patients

Bethesda, Md. – January 18, 2023 – CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that every child diagnosed with cancer has a safe and effective treatment option, will lead a healthcare economic study to determine how molecular testing could benefit treatment decisions for pediatric cancer patients.   Cancer is the number one disease …

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CureSearch Walk team raises more than $140,000 for childhood cancer research

Alex Johnson was a happy-go-lucky 6-year-old boy who never had any health problems, so when he started experiencing back pain and a sore throat in 2012, his mother knew something was wrong.  “Our doctor checked for strep and influenza, and they both came back negative,” Jamie Johnson, Alex’s mother, explained. “We headed home while the …

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CureSearch announces Pediatric Osteosarcoma Research Funding

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer has launched Requests for Applications (RFA) for high-impact osteosarcoma translational research, with a focus on moving quickly toward improvements in outcomes for patients. Projects can be investigator-initiated, intervention-oriented studies or translational research to create new therapeutic options. The total award amount is $1.5 million, which will be distributed in the amount of …

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Elias Sayour, MD, PhD

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer receives gift to support promising immunotherapy trial

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer receives $1 million gift from Norcross Family Foundation Funds to support cutting-edge immunotherapy trial for pediatric high-grade glioma  Bethesda, MD – February 8, 2020  – CureSearch for Children’s Cancer has received a $1 million gift from the Norcross Family Foundation in support of a first-in-human, phase I/II clinical trial testing an innovative personalized …

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Teacher bikes across Iceland, Ireland in honor of one of his students

Kevin Record takes cycling to another level. He’s tackled seven ultimate adventures to date, including biking across the United States three times and Europe twice. For his latest adventure, Kevin felt compelled to add meaning to his miles by biking across Ireland and Iceland in honor of his student, Marshall Fisher, who passed away in …

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Camp Happy Days’ unique programs empower children, families facing cancer

Every year, childhood cancer advocates across the country hit the trails for CureSearch Ultimate Hikes to help bring new treatments to kids with cancer. Individuals and teams, like Camp Happy Days, trek 20-30 miles to tell children’s cancer to “take a hike!”  Camp Happy Days is an organization that offers support and encouragement to children …

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Industry Advisory Council Spotlight: Geoffrey Kannan, MD, PhD

Dr. Geoffrey Kannan has always known he wanted to be a physician-scientist. After his first laboratory experience in high school, he was dedicated to learning more about innovations in science that could impact patients’ lives.  “As soon as I stepped on the pediatric ward in medical school at the University of Miami, I knew that …

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Parexel: finding the person behind the patient

Parexel, one of the world’s leading global clinical research organizations and a CureSearch Industry Advisory Council member, is sponsoring the 2022 My CureSearch Walk to honor and remember those affected by cancer. Formerly the National Walk, My CureSearch Walk gives supporters like you the chance to walk from anywhere, anytime during September in honor of …

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