Real Solutions for Research Funding: NC3 Leads in Pennsylvania

Christopher Winters, President of NC3, the National Childhood Cancer Coalition, shares with us his work at the state level culminating 10/25 in the passage of HB46 in the Pennsylvania Legislature.  The bill creates the option for individuals to donate from their state income tax refund to pediatric cancer research.  In a…

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American Childhood Cancer Organization, CEO Ruth Hoffman

The gold ribbon and the childhood cancer awareness movement started with a few good moms (and dads) in the 1970s…  Ruth Hoffman, CEO of the American Childhood Cancer Organization, walks us through the journey to today and Amazon’s million gold ribbon boxes!  “Still, there’s a long way to go…” says…

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Annette and the Carson Leslie Foundation Host the Golden Toast

Annette Leslie is a mom who has been through the harrowing experience of losing her son to medulloblastoma in 2010. His extraordinary life and character inspired the Carson Leslie Foundation’s inception that same year, in Dallas Texas, and launched her into a world of advocacy for children with cancer, pediatric…

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NCI-COG Pediatric MATCH trial to test targeted drugs in childhood cancers

NCI article July 24, 2017 Shared by Jack’s Angels Foundation Today investigators at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) announced the opening of enrollment for a unique precision medicine clinical trial. NCI-COG Pediatric Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice (Pediatric MATCH) is a nationwide trial to explore…

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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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