Mom and childhood cancer advocate shares daughter’s story on anniversary of diagnosis

Mom and childhood cancer advocate shares daughter’s story on anniversary of diagnosis  Fourteen years ago today, Stacy Distefano heard the words that more than 17,000 parents in the U.S. hear every year – “your child has cancer.”   On April 29, 2008, Stacy took her four-year-old daughter, Avery, to the pediatrician after weeks of stomach problems …

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The power of partnership: how a company outing became a million-dollar childhood cancer fundraiser

The power of partnership: how a company outing became a million-dollar childhood cancer fundraiser   Annual Jakefest events support next-generation childhood cancer research  CureSearch for Children’s Cancer works every day to bring children with cancer to the forefront of drug development. Through a unique funding model, CureSearch is driving innovative research that’s on the path to …

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IAC Spotlight: Jeffrey Skolnik, MD

IAC Spotlight: Jeffrey Skolnik, MD  At CureSearch, we’re focused on driving innovative research that will lead to new childhood cancer treatments at an accelerated pace, but we can’t do it alone. By collaborating with leading experts in pediatric oncology through our world-class Scientific and Industry Advisory Councils, we’re identifying and supporting research projects with the …

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Ultimate Hiker raises $200,000 for childhood cancer research

Ultimate Hiker raises $200,000 for childhood cancer research A Knoxville, TN news station, WBIR, recently spoke with Frank Gioscia, an Ultimate Hike participant who has raised more than $200,000 for childhood cancer research since 2010.  What started as a hobby quickly turned into a life-changing mission. There isn’t a hike he doesn’t like. He said …

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CureSearch’s unique funding model advances childhood cancer research

CureSearch’s unique funding model advances childhood cancer research   By Caitlyn Barrett, PhD, Senior Director of Research & Programs, CureSearch for Children’s Cancer   When you think of a rare disease, does pediatric cancer come to mind? It should. In the US, a disease is considered rare if it affects less than 200,000 people. About 17,000 …

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Tina Swallow and Sam Blackman join CureSearch Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Margetta Thomas, Communications Manager margetta.thomas@curesearch.org   Tina Swallow and Sam Blackman join CureSearch Board of Directors  Bethesda, Md. – February 7, 2022 – CureSearch for Children’s Cancer announced today the appointment of Tina Swallow, a leader in the cyber security industry, and Samuel C. Blackman, MD, PhD, a leader in the pediatric oncology drug development community, to its Board of Directors.   Ms. Swallow …

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Mother-daughter team wants to pay it forward at CureSearch Ultimate Hike

Angie Voloch knows first-hand what it’s like to watch a child endure toxic chemotherapy treatments. On November 4, 2014, after a year of misdiagnoses, her daughter Taylor was diagnosed with a pilocytic astrocytoma – a slow growing tumor that usually does not spread to surrounding brain tissue.   “The next morning, she had to undergo a 12-hour surgery to …

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Elias Sayour, MD, PhD

Florida news highlights CureSearch-funded immunotherapy trial

A Florida news station, WCJB, recently highlighted CureSearch Catapult Award recipient, Dr. Elias Sayour and his clinical trial to test an innovative approach to treating pediatric high-grade gliomas.   Like a flu vaccine, which takes pieces of the flu virus and activates the immune system against them, Dr. Sayour’s technique takes pieces of a tumor’s genetic material and activates the immune …

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CureSearch Ultimate Hike raises $1 million for childhood cancer research

CureSearch Ultimate Hike raises $1 million for childhood cancer research  Hikers raise record-breaking funds in 2021   This year, we set a big goal to raise $1 million through the CureSearch Ultimate Hike program to support the more than 17,000 children diagnosed with cancer each year. Our dedicated hikers and volunteers went above and beyond, surpassing our goal and …

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