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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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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#Moonshot4Kids: To House Committee Leadership

To Chairman Pallone, Ranking Member Walden, Chairwoman Eshoo, and Ranking Member Dr. Burgess: DIPG Advocacy Group and the undersigned are asking for your attention to the leading cause of cancer-related death in children, pediatric brain cancer, and H. Res. 114, the DIPG Awareness Resolution.  We are asking for its process…

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In Support of H. Res. 114

DIPG is a death sentence for children today, but it doesn’t have to be; this resolution is an important first step in securing the resources needed to develop better treatment options and find a cure. Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA-14), leading sponsor of the DIPG Awareness Resolution Posted by the PNOC…

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DIPG Advocacy Group Letter to House Leadership

re:  H. Res. 69 House Vote before the end of Session II, 115th Congress                                       November 28, 2018 To: The Honorable Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan (WI-1), The Honorable Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12); The Honorable Chairman of the Energy…

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Appeal for a Presidential Proclamation for the Deadliest Pediatric Brain Cancer

On Day 23 of Brain Tumor Awareness Month in 2018, it seemed apropos to share this appeal: The Honorable Donald J. Trump President of the United States The White House Office of Proclamations 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500   Dear President Trump,   On behalf of the DIPG…

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Congressman Knight Champions Awareness Legislation for Children with Cancer

January 30, 2018, Santa Clarita, CA–One year ago today, Congressman Steve Knight (R-CA-25) introduced with Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA-14) H.Res.69, the National DIPG Awareness Resolution to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  The Resolution persists today, amid an intensive political landscape in 2018, for children with the deadliest pediatric brain…

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Congressman Knight Champions Awareness Legislation for Forgotten Children

January 23, 2018, Santa Clarita, CA–Amid an intensive political landscape in 2018 persists an National Awareness Resolution, H.Res.69, for children with the deadliest pediatric brain cancer, DIPG:  diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.  Not only does the bill call for an Awareness Day for these children and their families, May 17, it…

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H.Res.69: Crucial Awareness Supports Greater Research from the Tragic Example of DIPG

Dr. Michelle Monje-Deissiroth of Stanford University and Dr. Adam Green of University of Colorado, Denver, join us to discuss the breadth of their research as pediatric neuro-oncologists, specifically regarding DIPG, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. They discuss how they were inspired to study this particular disease as a focal point for…

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