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Delivering measurable results in the form of new treatment options for children today

By Caitlyn Barrett, PhD – CureSearch National Director of Research & Programs At CureSearch, we’re focused on driving the most innovative new therapies towards clinical trials where they’ll directly impact children in treatment today. Simply put, if a project can’t reach the clinic in an accelerated timeframe, we don’t fund it. Our strategy is unique, and …

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Teenager raises $6000 for CureSearch through hiking and artistry

High school sophomore raises $6,000 for children’s cancer research through the Virtual Baxter Trails CureSearch Hike, founded by Harlan’s Heroes When Elyse Johnson, a sophomore at Charlotte Country Day School, learned that a family friend, Margaux, had been diagnosed with childhood cancer, specifically stage 4 Wilm’s tumor, she knew she wanted to do something to …

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Brenda Weigel

Dr. Brenda Weigel named Chair of CureSearch Scientific Advisory Council

Dr. Brenda Weigel named Chair of CureSearch Scientific Advisory Council  Bethesda, MD – August 26, 2020 – CureSearch for Children’s Cancer announces that Brenda Weigel, MD, has been appointed as the new chair of the CureSearch Scientific Advisory Council. The Council is comprised of best-in-class pediatric oncologists who set the academic priorities for CureSearch research initiatives and evaluate projects on …

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CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Announces Board of Directors Additions

Media Contact: Bailey Singletary240-235-2204Bailey.Singletary@curesearch.org Trent Demulling and David Whan Join CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Board of Directors BETHESDA, MD – August 14, 2020 – CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is pleased to announce the appointment of Trent Demulling and David Whan to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Demulling and Whan join a dedicated team focused …

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Jared Brancazio named new Chairman of the Board for CureSearch, aims to drive forward new treatments via collaboration and innovation

This month, Jared Brancazio takes the reins as CureSearch’s Chairman of the Board, bringing to the role a strategic vision centered on collaboration, innovation, and the importance of strong, diverse volunteer leadership. Brancazio, himself a cancer survivor, previously served as Board Treasurer.  “This is a significant moment in the history of our organization said Brancazio. “We’re truly poised to transform the way childhood cancer research is approached …

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Driving Childhood Cancer Treatments Forward: Announcing a New Partnership with FasterCures & Children’s Tumor Foundation

Today, we announce a new partnership with FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, and the Children’s Tumor Foundation to identify deprioritized drugs that could benefit pediatric patients, and to create a new pediatric-focused pathway for development.    As an organization committed to accelerating the development of new childhood cancer treatments, we know that smarter research funding is just one part of the solution; long-term success will require …

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CureSearch Research Addresses Critical Unmet Need For Safe, Effective Pediatric Brain Cancer Treatments

CureSearch Research Funding DrivesNew Brain Cancer Treatments May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month, highlighting a critical topic in the childhood cancer community as brain cancers account for 25% of all childhood and adolescent cancer diagnoses. Brain tumor types include medulloblastoma (the most common), high- and low-grade glioma, Primitive Neuro-Ectodermal Tumor (PNET), and ependymoma. At CureSearch, we’re dedicated to supporting families affected by brain cancer and to …

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Volunteer Week 2020

National Volunteer Week Spotlight: Industry Advisory Council champions pediatric drug development from within

As we work to find new and less-toxic treatments for pediatric cancers, we know that smarter research funding is just one part of the solution. Long-term solutions require a seismic shift in the existing pediatric drug development process. This change demands the strategic collaboration of all the players in the pediatric cancer ecosystem, including science, …

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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Impact and Action

Updated 5/1/20 To the CureSearch Community: Like you, we’re closely monitoring the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19. With the safety of our patient families, volunteers and staff top of mind, all CureSearch-sponsored events through June 1st have been postponed, including our annual CureSearch Summit and spring Ultimate Hike events. We hope that you’ll continue to participate …

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Frank Gioscia

Volunteer Spotlight: Ultimate Hiker raises over $113,000 for children’s cancer research

Frank Gioscia, 68, is training for his tenth CureSearch Hike while raising $113,000 for children’s cancer research! He has done it by lacing up his hiking boots and hitting the trails at CureSearch Ultimate Hike events. “It was easy for me to get involved with CureSearch. In July 2011, a friend handed me a flyer about …

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