From Bench to Bedside in 18 Months: How collaboration landed adolescent-young adult (AYA) patients in a clinical trial

“We were fortunate that CureSearch had just launched their Catapult Award program….It enabled researchers to access up to $2.5M in funding over three years, through a streamlined application process, rather than contending with multiple applications for smaller grants which would have lengthened timelines.” DR. RANJIT BINDRA, YALE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Dr. Ranjit Bindra is a physician-scientist at …

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Volunteer Week 2020

National Volunteer Week Spotlight: Industry Advisory Council champions pediatric drug development from within

As we work to find new and less-toxic treatments for pediatric cancers, we know that smarter research funding is just one part of the solution. Long-term solutions require a seismic shift in the existing pediatric drug development process. This change demands the strategic collaboration of all the players in the pediatric cancer ecosystem, including science, …

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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Impact and Action

Updated 5/1/20 To the CureSearch Community: Like you, we’re closely monitoring the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19. With the safety of our patient families, volunteers and staff top of mind, all CureSearch-sponsored events through June 1st have been postponed, including our annual CureSearch Summit and spring Ultimate Hike events. We hope that you’ll continue to participate …

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Mattel Special Barbie

CureSearch to Distribute New Barbie Doll to Children Affected by Cancer

Mattel Children’s Foundation creates special doll to help children cope with hair loss Contact:  Nancy Molenda, Executive Director, Mattel Children’s Foundation & Corporate Philanthropynancy.molenda@mattel.com Tessa Gatz, Director of Communications, CureSearch for Children’s Cancertessa.gatz@curesearch.org Bethesda, MD – February 25, 2020 – Through a longstanding partnership with the Mattel Children’s Foundation, CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is proud …

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New Therapies for Pediatric Oncology

Children are waiting longer than adults to access new cancer drugs. CureSearch is changing that.

CureSearch IMPACT Series Forums bring global pediatric experts in academia and pharmaceutical companies together to accelerate the development of pediatric cancer drugs. “Children with cancer wait an average of 6.5 years longer than adults to access new drugs.”1 Cancer is the number one disease killer of children, yet it is challenging for children to get …

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CureSearch for Children's Cancer

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Announces Research Award Opportunities in 2019

Media Contact: Caitlyn Barrett National Director, Research and Programs Phone: (240) 235-2215 | caitlyn.barrett@curesearch.org CureSearch for Children’s Cancer AnnouncesResearch Award Opportunities Up to $5 million in research awards will accelerate the development of better, less-toxic children’s cancer treatments Bethesda, MD – June 3, 2019 – CureSearch for Children’s Cancer announced a request for applications (RFA) …

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Dr. Bindra

Innovative Researcher Awarded CureSearch Catapult Award

Innovative Researcher Awarded CureSearch Catapult Award $1 million grant will fund clinical trial for pediatric glioma patients This month, CureSearch proudly announced our inaugural Catapult Award recipient – Dr. Ranjit Bindra of the Yale Cancer Center. The CureSearch Catapult Awards are designed to propel high-potential pediatric cancer treatments through clinical trials and to our young …

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2018 Catapult Summit to Accelerate Children’s Cancer Cures

Next week, CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is proudly hosting the third annual Catapult Summit, acting as a neutral convener of industry leaders to lead the way for better treatments for childhood cancer patients. CureSearch is inviting leaders from industry, academia, investment, business, healthcare, our own key advisors and more to this collaborative event. The Catapult …

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Ultimate Hike $5 Million Raised

Ultimate Hike Program Raises $5 Million for Children’s Cancer Research

For Immediate Release Contact: Tessa Gatz Director of Communications, CureSearch for Children’s Cancer (240) 235-2204 | tessa.gatz@curesearch.org ULTIMATE HIKE PROGRAM RAISES $5 MILLION FOR CHILDREN’S CANCER RESEARCH Nationwide events raise funds for CureSearch for Children’s Cancer’s mission to advance children’s cancer research BETHESDA, MD – April 6, 2018 – In its eighth year, the CureSearch …

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Predicting Childhood Leukemia

Predicting Childhood Leukemia Relapse Using Machine Learning

Parker Institute researchers at Stanford create data-driven method to more accurately predict relapse at time of diagnosis (parkerici.org) – Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a better way to test early on which childhood leukemia patients will relapse in the future. The method, used at the time …

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