Progress in Advocacy with the Children’s Cancer Cause 2021

Visit TogiNet.com for a complete list of podcasts available, including this one. Today’s show is a recap of recent advances in childhood cancer advocacy and reiterates the basic facts about childhood cancer for which we strive to provide a worldwide platform for awareness at Childhood Cancer Talk Radio. As co-founder…

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Life Beyond DIPG: Inspiration and Avocation

In this edition of Childhood Cancer Talk Radio, members of the DIPG Advocacy Group Gerry Tye (Syndey, AUS), Katherine Bader (Rhineland, Missouri) and Marcelo Ortigao (Fort Collins, CO) share their personal experiences with DIPG, one of the more common types of childhood brain cancer, and the deadliest with very few…

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Keith Desserich and The Cure Starts Now

Keith Desserich, co-founder of The Cure Starts Now worldwide charity for pediatric brain tumor research, joins us today at this hopeful new year’s beginning. When Keith and his wife Brooke found out that their beautiful daughter Elena had DIPG, a devastating pediatric brain tumor, there were no dedicated clinical trials,…

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Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation, with Mike Gillette!

podcast download Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation’s mission (AWOCCF) is to fund less toxic therapies for children with cancer so they can have a better quality of life as they battle the disease and to give families hope by bridging the funding gap and making available potentially life-saving clinical…

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“Against the Odds,” with Howard Salmon

Howard Salmon comes to us from the Ronald McDonald House near the UC Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento, CA, where his son Liam is receiving some emergency care after having had some difficulty breathing. His wife Mary looks after him as the conversation progresses. Liam was diagnosed in January 2020…

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Josephine and Dana

Two special moms, Patricia Palman and Lenore Scatton, share stories of their amazing daughters who both left legacies of inspiration from their fateful battles with DIPG. Josephine Palman and Dana Scatton each had huge community followings and an outpouring of love and grief with their passing. They both coincidentally enjoyed…

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Fight for Owen, Find A Cure -from South Africa

Candice Hamman and Carl Jansen VanVuuren tell the story of their son Owen who was diagnosed in June 2020 with DIPG, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.  There are no treatment options besides the standard radiation and palliative care, and purchase of the experimental ONC201 from Germany.  Candice and Carl share from…

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The Rare Cancer Awareness, Research, and Treatment Act of 2020

The Shepherd Foundation is working with Congress to introduce a bill to position the rare cancer community for better outcomes. Founder and rare cancer patient David Hysong and CEO Catharine Young join us to discuss the recent virtual briefing with Congressman G.K.Butterfield (NC-1) and Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Greg Simon, former…

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A New Day for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research

March 20, 2020 Dr. Michael Prados (UCSF), leading scientist with PNOC (Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium) and Dr. Adam Resnick (CHOP), leading scientist with the CBTTC (Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium) share important developments in pediatric cancer research and also a potential shift in the way research is conducted, and funded,…

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