Monthly Archives: September 2013

Through the Eyes of the Children

September 21st, 2013|

In this candid and totally unscripted video, Caroline (Team Chickaroo) explains why raising awareness for kids brain tumor research is so important. And in her mom’s words, “Caroline knows […]

More evidence corroborates common cause for pediatric brain tumors

September 21st, 2013|

An overactive signaling pathway is a common cause in cases of pilocytic astrocytoma, the most frequent type of brain cancer in children. This was discovered by a network of scientists coordinated by the German Cancer Research Center (as part of the International Cancer Genome Consortium, ICGC). In all 96 cases studied, the researchers found defects in genes involved in a particular pathway. Hence, drugs can be used to help affected children by blocking components of the signaling cascade. Read More

Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day

September 21st, 2013|

On April 23rd, in an unprecedented action, US Senator Deb Fischer’s remarks to the senate floor drew the attention of the nation to the plight of children battling brain […]

A Parent’s Perspective on “Benign” Brain Tumors

September 21st, 2013|

I remember when we were first in hospital and told the words that Tara’s tumour was benign. It had been a tremendously difficult time, and yet at last, here […]