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and the cancer research that accelerates the search for cures.

Childhood Cancer Awareness

Why Research? For one mother, the answer is simple

By Amy Rodriguez Ricabal – mother of a childhood cancer survivor, CureSearch supporter and childhood cancer advocate This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we are encouraging supporters to share their stories in answer to the question, “Why Research?”. For Amy Rodriguez Ricabal, the answer is her daughter, Natalia. This is her story. In August 2013, at …

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CureSearch for Children's Cancer

Busy Bee And CureSearch Partner To Support Children’s Cancer Research

Contact: Megan Forcey Director of Advertising & E-commerce, Busy Bee Phone: (352) 339-9721 | Megan.Forcey@BusyBee.rocks Tessa Gatz Director of Communications, CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Phone: (240) 235-2204 | tessa.gatz@curesearch.org Busy Bee And CureSearch Partner To SupportChildren’s Cancer Research Travel plaza purchases can help fund new, less-toxic treatment options for kids Bethesda, MD – August 1, …

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CureSearch-Funded Research Drives Pediatric Sarcoma Clinical Trial

While recent advances have yielded an 80% cure rate for pediatric cancer overall, high-risk sarcoma survival rates have not changed in the past 20 years. For more than 30 years, CureSearch has played a vital role in pushing forward research breakthroughs in pediatric oncology. During Sarcoma Awareness Month, we’re proud to highlight a CureSearch-funded research …

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George, Wilms Tumor

A Father’s Story

Travis Stafford is a father and childhood cancer advocate. He is committed to finding new treatments and cures by supporting CureSearch programs. In his mind, his son George’s future depends on it. Travis Stafford’s perception of fatherhood changed after his son George was diagnosed with Wilms tumor at age 7. “The dad is supposed to …

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Ultimate Hike Adventures

Ultimate Hike Adventures Across the Nation

What if you could have the ultimate destination adventure while also giving back to an important cause? With CureSearch’s Ultimate Hike, you can! The Ultimate Hike program provides in-person or virtual training with one of our incredible coaches, fundraising support and the opportunity to travel to beautiful hike locations for a weekend that you’ll never …

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Brain cancer leading cause of death in children

CureSearch Research Funding Drives New Brain Cancer Treatments

CureSearch Research Funding Drives New Brain Cancer Treatments Brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in children and accounts for nearly 20% of childhood cancer diagnoses, yet treatments have remained relatively unchanged over the past 30 years. Our research strategy is laser focused on addressing this type of unmet need and ensuring that …

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Emily's story

“Before Emily” and “After Emily” – A Mother’s Story

“Before Emily” and “After Emily” – A Mother’s Story By Amy McKelvey Amy McKelvey is a mother, CureSearch supporter and childhood cancer advocate. Her daughter, Emily, died just five months after her diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), on December 20, 2009 at age 17. Before… My life now seems to be defined by “before …

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Chandler

Chandler, CNS HGNET-BCOR

A Hero in Any Playbook Chandler Grey is just like any other kid in many ways; he loves Scooby-Doo, playing with Legos and learning about dinosaurs. But, unlike most 8-year-olds, Chandler has a high-grade neuroepithelial tumor of the central nervous system with a BCOR mutation – in other words, a highly malignant and extremely rare …

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