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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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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Childhood cancer survivor working to bring new therapies to kids like him

As a pediatric emergency medicine physician, Kim Giusto is no stranger to the symptoms of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), an aggressive form of blood cancer, in children. In 2013, her professional life became her personal life. She noticed her son, Cole, had been sick for five days with cold symptoms, a fever, and a rash …

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Scientific Advisory Council Spotlight: Elizabeth Fox, MD

With the expert leadership of the CureSearch Scientific Advisory Council (SAC), which sets the academic priorities for research initiatives and evaluates projects on scientific merit, CureSearch funds projects with commercial potential and the ability to quickly reach patients who need new and better treatment options.   The SAC includes best-in-class pediatric oncologists, such as Elizabeth Fox, …

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175 miles in seven days – hiker treks across the country for kids with cancer

Ryan Sickler is going the extra mile to tell children’s cancer to “take a hike” by taking on all seven 2022 CureSearch Ultimate Hikes to raise funds and awareness for better childhood cancer treatments.   The CureSearch Ultimate Hike is the nation’s only endurance event dedicated to childhood cancer. Hikes take place throughout the year on …

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