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Delivering measurable results in the form of new treatment options for children today

By Caitlyn Barrett, PhD – CureSearch National Director of Research & Programs At CureSearch, we’re focused on driving the most innovative new therapies towards clinical trials where they’ll directly impact children in treatment today. Simply put, if a project can’t reach the clinic in an accelerated timeframe, we don’t fund it. Our strategy is unique, and …

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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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Crystal Mackall, MD

CureSearch Announces $1.2 Million Grant Supporting New CAR T-cell Therapy for DIPG

Contact: Tessa GatzDirector of Communications, CureSearch for Children’s CancerPhone: (240) 235-2204 | tessa.gatz@curesearch.org PICI co-funded grant will support clinical trial testingnew treatment for deadly pediatric brain tumor Bethesda, MD – September 17, 2019 – CureSearch for Children’s Cancer announces its 2019 Catapult Award has been granted to immunologist Crystal Mackall, MD. Co-funded by the Parker …

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CureSearch for Children's Cancer

An Update on the Vincristine Shortage

The U.S. is currently facing a shortage of vincristine, a critical standard treatment for many childhood cancers. Vincristine is a sterile generic injectable that has been approved to treat (and cure) children with cancer for over 5 decades. Vincristine is utilized by nearly every child with cancer and is a critical component of treatment regimens …

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CureSearch-Funded Research Drives Pediatric Sarcoma Clinical Trial

While recent advances have yielded an 80% cure rate for pediatric cancer overall, high-risk sarcoma survival rates have not changed in the past 20 years. For more than 30 years, CureSearch has played a vital role in pushing forward research breakthroughs in pediatric oncology. During Sarcoma Awareness Month, we’re proud to highlight a CureSearch-funded research …

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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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Brain Tumor Awareness Month

CureSearch Research Funding Drives New Brain Cancer Treatments

CureSearch Research Funding Drives New Brain Cancer Treatments Brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in children and accounts for nearly 20% of childhood cancer diagnoses, yet treatments have remained relatively unchanged over the past 30 years. Our research strategy is laser focused on addressing this type of unmet need and ensuring that …

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