The Challenging Road to New Childhood Cancer Therapies

Even though cancer is responsible for more deaths in children than all other diseases combined, the road to developing new treatments for pediatric cancer is long and slow. There are roughly four phases in the development of new therapies: basic research, translational research, clinical trials, and FDA review and approval.Basic research is motivated by scientific …

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West Palm Beach CureSearch Walk

West Palm Beach Rallies to Support Children’s Cancer Research

On May 17, almost 300 people gathered at the Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida, for the 4th annual West Palm Beach CureSearch Walk. The event raised over $26,000 for children’s cancer research and brought together families, friends, and children affected by childhood cancer. Congresswoman Lois Frankel was in attendance and spoke to the …

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Two Schools Raise $3,618 Through Sock It To Cancer!

When Valerie Week’s daughter Cecylia was diagnosed with Wilms tumor, they were surrounded by support from their community. “A lot of people helped us along the way,” says Valerie. “After we finished treatment, I knew that we had to do something to give back.” When she heard about CureSearch’s Sock It To Cancer, she thought …

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Washington Wizards Sign 10-Year-Old with Cancer to 1-Day Deal

April 13, 2014 (Bleacher Report) – The Washington Wizards have signed a brand-new player to a one-day deal, and her story is pretty touching. Meet Amaris Jackson, a 10-year-old girl with a rare kidney cancer known as renal cell carcinoma. The Wizards signed her to the team, and she apparently had a terrific time. Jackson …

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Why Painting Tumors Could Make Brain Surgeons Better

(NPR.org) – September 12, 2013: Perhaps one of the most uncomfortable things a doctor has to tell patients is that their medical problems are iatrogenic. What that means is they were caused by a doctor in the course of the treatment. Sometimes these iatrogenic injuries are accidental. But sometimes, because of the limits of medical …

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Top Ten Fundraiser Ideas

Looking for a fun way to raise funds for CureSearch? Below are some unique fundraising ideas that you can use to help CureSearch fund innovative and targeted research. 1.Bake Sales: bake sales are an easy way to raise money for your CureSearch Walk team. Gather up your team mates and have everyone bring a baked …

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