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Trey Nida, Rhabdomyosarcoma

Trey Nida, Rhabdomyosarcoma

20 Months Old at Diagnosis. In May 2012, when Timothy W. Nida III (Trey, for short) was only 20 months old, he was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma in his bladder/prostate. It was a shock to his parents Timothy and Cassandra, who were saddened to know that their youngest son had cancer. They were also concerned because …

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Dr Andrew Kung

Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Andrew Kung

For young cancer patients with rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma and osteosarcoma, 5-year survival rates are between 20-40%. That’s a statistic that no parent should ever have to hear, and it’s one of the many reasons why CureSearch is on a mission to find a cure for every child diagnosed with cancer. The Acceleration Initiative was created …

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CureSearch Promise

$1.26M Awarded to Researcher Accelerating the Search for Children’s Cancer Cures

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer awarded a total of $1.26M to a leading pediatric cancer researcher for the Acceleration Initiative 3 Grand Challenge Award. Selected from 33 competitive applicants from the US and Canada, the winning research proposal will address critical challenges in pediatric cancer treatments and accelerate the discovery of clinical biomarkers to be used to inform diagnosis and treatment.

Annie Gould

Annie Gould, CureSearch Board Member, Remains “Modestly Proud”

When Annie Gould completed her first CureSearch Walk in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2011, it had 400 attendees and raised more than $70,000. That was a pretty big success considering that three years earlier in 2008, when her daughter was diagnosed with cancer, there were no walks at all dedicated to finding a cure for children’s …

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Martina’s Happy Feet Create Golden Path for Children’s Cancer

Written by Mallory Zarate, Manager, Strategic Partnerships Now that Childhood Cancer Awareness Month has ended, we want to thank everyone who has helped #MakeItGoldForKids and provided hope for the 40,000 children in the US who are currently undergoing children’s cancer treatments. Throughout September, we excitedly watched as golden handprints filled our map, spreading awareness across …

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Dr Ranjit Bindra

Interview with Dr. Ranjit Bindra for Sarcoma Awareness Month

To celebrate Sarcoma Awareness Month, we asked Young Investigator recipient, Dr. Ranjit Bindra, about his work identifying novel targeted drugs for a sub-type of rhabdomyosarcoma, called alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS). Q. What kind of research are you doing involving sarcoma? A. We are trying to identify small molecules, either given as single agents or in combination …

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Gene Signature May Help Predict Survival Outcomes for Some Children With Rhabdomyosarcoma

(American Association for Cancer Research) – Among children with intermediate-risk rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) that is negative for a fusion gene, those who had a high score of a specific gene signature called MG5 had poorer survival outcomes compared with those who had a low score of MG5, according to a study published in Clinical Cancer Research, …

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