Virtual Running Event Benefits Pediatric Cancer Research and offers Global Support for the 2017 National DIPG Awareness Resolution

From anywhere in the world, all are welcome to participate in the “Virtual Relay for Jack” event, supporting a research project for DIPG, the leading cause of death in children with brain cancer.  The event also provides a rallying point for the groundbreaking National DIPG Awareness Resolution which addresses the …

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CCTR 6-16, “Ride for DIPG”

Childhood Cancer Talk Radio interviews Jesse Shumaker, founder of The Cure Starts Now Nebraska Chapter upon the loss of his 8 year old daughter Madelyn, who was afflicted with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).   The Cure Starts Now is non-profit charitable organization dedicated to funding DIPG research, raising well …

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DIPG Awareness Week in California, May 25-31

Wednesday, May 20, Santa Clarita, CA–DIPG, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, is a pediatric brain tumor that is invariably terminal with no progress made to that effect in over 35 years of clinical record.  DIPG is responsible for roughly 80% of pediatric brain tumor deaths annually[1], the leading cause of cancer-related …

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Definition of Terms-a Journey in Awareness

A Journey in Awareness Everything changed after October 28, 2011 when my son Jack was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or “DIPG”, a pediatric brainstem tumor with no survivors.  Though I lost my precious 3 year old boy to this practically unknown monster, I knew at the time that …

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