Day in the Life: Bethany Smyth

Bethany Smyth is a pediatric oncology nurse at Brooke Army Medical Center who is dedicated to her patients and their families. Bethany has been a nurse for 8 years, and can’t imagine doing anything else. She is a long time CureSearch supporter, completing the 2012 Texas Hill Country Ultimate Hike and participating in the San …

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Helping Parents Understand Lumbar Puncture

The following video demonstrates a lumbar puncture in a child undergoing cancer treatment. A lumbar puncture, also called a spinal tap, is an image-guided procedure performed on the lower back, which removed fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord to examine it for cancer cells or infection. A lumbar puncture may also be performed to …

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Event Organizers Receive C.H. Robinson Hero Award

MJ Golf Classic Raises $415,000 for Children’s Cancer Research Event founders, Mo and Jim, were surprised and honored to be presented with the C.H. Robinson Hero Award for their years of hard work and dedication. The first C.H. Robinson Hero Award recognizes those C.H. Robinson employees or branches that have made a significant contribution, through …

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My brother. My hero.

This guest blog post by Kelli Very When you hear childhood cancer, you think babies. toddlers. middle school.  I hear childhood cancer and think teenager. college. brother. I came home for Thanksgiving break in Fall 2004, and my mom told me my brother Mike, a 17 year old freshman in college, had osteosarcoma, a childhood …

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Helping Parents Understand Port Access

Many tests and procedures are done to during cancer treatment to administer medication and see exactly where cancer cells are located inside the body. The following video demonstrates two types of port access in patients receiving chemotherapy. This video was designed to educate parents and caregivers by showing actual patients being accessed for treatment. Our intent …

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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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FDA Drug Approval Process

The Food and Drug Administration drug approval process can often be confusing. New drugs go through multiple steps, including clinical trials, before they reach a patient.  In this infographic, the drug approval process is explained. To see the full infographic, visit www.fda.gov. Donate Now Want more stories like this? Get emails that matter, when it …

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