Today on CCTR: Bexion Pharmaceuticals Introduces Phase II Clinical Trial for DIPG/DMG with BXQ-350

      Today on Childhood Cancer Talk Radio on TogiNet.com at 4pm EST,  Founder and CEO of Bexion Pharmaceuticals Dr. Ray Takigiku and Medical Affairs Consultant and Leader of the phase II clinical trial for DIPG/DMG at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Dr. Richard Curry.  Both scientists provide insight into the…

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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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Letter to Speaker Pelosi, Dec. 22, 2020

What’s in a day?  Everything.  For us, absolutely everything. Madam Speaker, After 5 years of advocating for the National DIPG Awareness Resolution I’ve discovered that for the third introduction in 2019, the lead sponsor never intended to fight for this bill, or these kids, to be considered with respect to…

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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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Advocacy Group Hosts Demonstration at US Capitol for Dismissed Measure Supporting Children Facing A Cruel Death

  The DIPG Awareness Resolution brings attention to children fighting for their lives; House leadership continues to dismiss them on a technicality. Oct. 31, 2020, Santa Clarita, CA– DIPG Advocacy Group, a coalition of pediatric brain cancer foundations and individual childhood cancer advocates, formed in late 2017 expressly for the…

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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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Meet Anne Beatty: Survivor, Advocate, Teacher.

Meet Anne Beatty from Prattville, Alabama. She retired in December 2019 after teaching for almost 24 years. Sadly, complications from a brain tumor–physical, and social–made retirement unavoidable. Her brain tumor journey began July 4, 2018; she had open heart surgery in February 2018 for a previously undetected congenital heart condition.…

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Senator Rubio Applauds the Passage of his Resolution to Designate May 17 as DIPG #PediatricBrainCancer Awareness Day

News article from EIN Presswire May 19, 2020, Santa Clarita, CA–This evening, Senator Rubio’s office sent news to Janet Demeter, Organizer for the DIPG Advocacy Group and founder of Jack’s Angels, a childhood brain cancer foundation in Agua Dulce, CA, that a Senate vote had taken place and had unanimously…

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