What If Your Child Lives When Expected to Die?

No matter how much time one may have with a child diagnosed with terminal cancer, the stresses of life can be extreme. Natalie Avila was diagnosed with DIPG, a common yet deadly pediatric brain cancer just before her third birthday. She was given 3-6 months to live, yet she is…

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Project Haystack Part II

Molly Lindquist, CEO of Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute in Beaverton OR, joins us to share her personal story of cancer survival and the importance of the parent-funded research at cc-TDI. We continue exploring the research Project Haystack for rhabdomyosarcoma, and hear from two more foundations helping to fund this…

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Part I: “Project Haystack” at Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute

Dr. Charles Keller, Scientific Director of the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute, describes for us in opening the show, the ongoing work at the Institute funded by parent-led foundations in its quest to make all forms of childhood cancer survivable, specifically Project Haystack, an international collaboration in rhabdomyosarcoma research. In…

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Celebrating a Win for Childhood Cancer Advocacy!

St. Baldrick’s Foundation, perhaps our greatest leader in advocacy today, brings us this amazing news about the STAR Act.  Because of the support of so many individual advocates across the country, and so many supporting organizations for pediatric cancer, STAR is “getting the money” from the Senate Appropriations Committee!  This…

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Chase Jones and the Biden Cancer Initiative

Chase Jones is a survivor of childhood brain cancer, founder of Vs. Cancer Foundation, and is organizing community leadership around the country for the September 21 Biden Cancer Summit. He discusses his own experience with brain cancer at 18 and its personal ramifications, including survivor guilt and how he overcame…

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Kortney Rose Foundation Pioneers Fundraising for Pediatric Brain Cancer

Kristen Gillette, Executive Director of the Kortney Rose Foundation in Oceanport, NJ, joins us to discuss the abrupt loss of her daughter Kortney in 2006 to a deadly brain tumor and the change of the landscape of childhood cancer research since then. Joining us in Segment II is Eric Montgomery,…

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Princess Keira’s Dream: One Girl’s Battle, A Worldwide War

Emma Wrenn joins us from the UK to discuss her new book about the life of her brave daughter Keira, who was one of a handful of children who pioneered the CED modality of treatment for DIPG in the care of Dr. Steven Gill at University of Bristol. Diffuse intrinsic…

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Oncoceutics: Real-Time Solutions for Cancer Treatment

Joshua Allen, Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Oncoceutics joins us to explain a novel group of compounds called imipridones that he helped to create which target specific mutations in an wide array of cancer types. ONC201, the first that he personally discovered, is now being used in…

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May 17 is DIPG Awareness Day in California; H.Res.69 Awaits a U.S. House Vote

Most people simply don’t know that our children are not a priority, unless pediatric cancer directly impacts them or someone very close to them. May 14, Santa Clarita, CA–what began in 2014 in California as the first State Awareness Resolution for DIPG, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, the deadliest and the…

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A Legacy of Love and Hope: Julianna Sayler Foundation

Stacie Sayler of Walla Walla Washington tells the story of a happy family of 5 on a small farm, Eric Sayler the father is a pastor, and mom home-schools her children.  One day everything changed when Stacie noticed her daughter’s eye was not tracking properly. Julianna was diagnosed shortly thereafter…

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