Scientific Advisory Council Spotlight: Brenda Weigel, MD

Survival rates for the most common types of childhood cancer have greatly increased in recent years, but unfortunately, there has been little improvement in the prognosis for many less common and more aggressive tumor types. That’s why at CureSearch, we’re focused on the development of new, safe, effective treatments for the most difficult-to-treat pediatric cancers …

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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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Industry Advisory Council 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 strongest potential to move into …

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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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CureSearch announces new funding commitment to childhood cancer research projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Margetta Thomas, Communications Manager margetta.thomas@curesearch.org   CureSearch announces new funding commitment to childhood cancer research projects   Projects will develop new treatments for neuroblastoma, high-grade gliomas, including DMG, and more  Bethesda, Md. – February 15, 2022– CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, a national nonprofit with a mission to end childhood cancer by driving targeted and innovative research with measurable results …

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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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