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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
7 year old pediatric brain cancer survivor, Jack Hoffman just wanted to run down the football field with his new friends from the Nebraska Cornhusker’s football team. What he […]
Citrix's Corporate Citizenship Advisory Council recently selected A Kids' Brain tumor Cure Foundation as the recipient of the 2013 Global Day of Impact Award. One of only three winning projects, designed by Citrix employees, the Foundation will receive $3,500 to support the Global Day of Impact activities as well as a $1,000 donation. Employees proposed projects from all continents around the globe. The projects were evaluated based on creativity, innovative use of Citrix resources, expertise and products and the difference that the project will make in the community. In addition, the project was rated based on potential to expand the project internationally
Thanks to The Epstein's for raising awareness about PLGA in Tuscany on bike tour!
In another ‘first’, on April 30th, pediatric brain tumor survivor, Jack Hoffman was invited to a meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office! Yes….one of OUR kids….is helping […]
U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) speaks on the Senate floor to introduce a bipartisan resolution designating September 26th, 2013, as "National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day.
On April 29th, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute's, Keith Ligon (yes...one of our funded researchers), published a paper in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, one of the most prestigious scientific publications, which was based on work FUNDED by our donors! This is PROGRESS! Your generosity is making a difference! Please read more about the article, entitled "Scientists Find Mutation Driving Pediatric Brain Tumors" Read More...