Keira Wrenn: DIPG Survivor

It’s with great joy and anticipation that this article was entitled.  CCTR interviews Emma Wrenn who’s daughter Keira is a survivor of DIPG, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a virtually unheard-of experience. Emma shares with us the realities of diagnosis and experimental treatment, and the inevitable challenges of living with the…

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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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INSIDE CUREFEST with Emily Belcher

CCTR interviews Emily Belcher, advocate, event planner, mother of a childhood cancer survivor, and CureFest volunteer, who tells us about the early days of CureFest, the events goals and influence, and the direction of the Childhood Cancer Awareness Movement. Emily discloses her daughter’s frightening experience with PNET, a pediatric brain…

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Zamora Moon: Living with DIPG

CCTR intereviews Marisa Martinez, mom to Zamora Moon, a little 9-year old girl battling DIPG, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, arguably one of the deadliest cancers which is almost exclusively pediatric.  Her pioneering journey into the unknown includes treatments in Germany and the UK.  Lisa Spedale, who’s daughter Kira was the…

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BPDCN: Caitlin’s Story

CCTR interviews Caitlin Lee (12) and her mom, Kelly about Caitlin’s recent diagnosis with BPDCN and course of treatment. Blastic plasmacytoid dentritic cell neoplasm is a rare, especially among children, acute leukemia subtype with no therapeutic protocol because it is so rare and newly categorized. Stories of hope and unparalleled…

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“Jaime’s Journey–Cancer from the Voice of a Sibling”, by Sharon Wozny

Author Sharon Wozny shares with us her first book for children facing the difficult emotional challenges of having a sibling with cancer and the effects of this on the family. Inspired by her volunteer work with the Children’s Cancer Network in Chandler, AZ, Sharon describes the experiences she had as…

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#KidsCancerPain and the Cancer Knowledge Network

CCTR interviews Dr. Christine Chambers of the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at IWK Health Center in Nova Scotia, and Dr. Jennifer Stinson, nurse at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto about #KidsCancerPain, a new social media campaign supported by the Canadian Cancer Knowledge Network designed to help children…

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Genentech: Leading the Industry with iPODD, iMATRIX and More with Raphael Rousseau, MD, PhD

CCTR interviews Raphael Rousseau MD, PhD,the global franchise head of the innovative pediatric drug development group at Genentech. Considered the founder of the biotech industry, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has headquarters in South San Francisco, California. Genentech has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for over…

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Carson Leslie Foundation and the Golden Toast 2016

Annette Leslie, founder and CEO of Carson Leslie Foundation, talks to us about her son Carson and his book, “Carry Me”, his inspirational story of hope that inspires the work of one of the most dynamic collaborative foundations for pediatric cancer research and support for teens with cancer. CLF is…

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Keene and Spurgeon on The Childhood Cancer Guides

CCTR interviews Nancy Keene, well-known writer and advocate for children with cancer, and co-author of the Childhood Cancer, A Parent’s Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers. Her work has appeared in publications such as Reader’s Digest, Journal of the American Medical Association, Exceptional Parent, and Coping Magazine. Co-Author Anne Spurgeon founded,…

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