Mom in the Midst

A warning to listeners:  this contains emotionally sensitive material.  CCTR interviews Judith Jaimes Contreras, mom to Ruben who is suffering through the progression of DIPG, a deadly pediatric brain tumor. She candidly shares the reality that hundreds of other families in the US are facing right now: the challenge of …

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McCaul, Van Hollen, Speier Childhood Cancer Bill Passes U.S. House

From the website of Congressman Michael McCaul, https://mccaul.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/mccaul-van-hollen-speier-childhood-cancer-bill-passes-us-house Dec 6, 2016 Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, co-chairs of the Childhood Cancer Caucus, Congressmen Michael McCaul (TX-10) and Chris Van Hollen (MD-08), and incoming co-chair Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), applaud the U.S. House passage of H.R. 3381, Childhood Cancer STAR Act. The …

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SOS American Children Dying Daily #CureDIPG

November 13, 2016 Re:  SOS; American Children Dying Daily #CureDIPG #JacksAngels DIPG Report                Letter to President Obama 9/6/2016   H.Res.586 To the Honorable President-Elect Trump and his Staff: I write to you with great hope in my heart that indeed the change you represent …

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Make It Better Agent, Ann Graham

CCTR interviews Ann Graham, founder and CEO of MIB Agents, an organization devoted to making the lives of children and young people with osteosarcoma better. A groundbreaking conference, FACTOR, is scheduled for 2/24-25 of 2017 including experts, clinicians, patients, and families of children who have perished or who are currently …

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CAC2 Members Reflections on the National Cancer Moonshot Summit

August 1, 2016  https://cac2.org/cac2-members-reflections-national-cancer-moonshot-summit/ CAC2 member David Frazer (National Pediatric Cancer Foundation) “The Moonshot Summit was an event that gathered the principals within the oncology industry under the inspirational leadership of Vice President Biden.   In my opinion, all politics aside, Mr. Biden portrayed the type of leadership necessary to conduct …

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Dr. Charles Keller, Scientific Director of cc-TDI, speaks in Los Angeles 5/12/2016

(Taken from cc-TDI.org)  Dr. Keller’s research focuses on the development of more effective, less toxic therapies for childhood cancers. His special interest is advanced disease that has spread beyond the initial location of the cancer. Charles co-chairs the brain tumor developmental therapeutics committee (CNS-DVL) of the Children’s Oncology Group and is …

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Race for Hope Raises $2 Million

Race for Hope Raises $2 Million for Brain Cancer Research and Honors Vice President Joe Biden From ABC2.org website: http://abc2.org/press-blog/2016/05/race-hope-raises-2-million-brain-cancer-research-and-honors-vice-president-joe   MAY 3, 2016 This past Sunday, 10,000 individuals from across the globe gathered for one purpose – to find and fund a cure for brain cancer.  Together they raised …

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