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Raising Funds for Research through Amazon

April 24th, 2013|

A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon.com. If you shop with Amazon by clicking this link, the Foundation earns $$, which we will deploy for cutting edge scientific research.

 

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Research Evidence Suggests Tumors Can Be Targeted

April 17th, 2013|

A recent genomic study by researchers at St. Judes and Washington University Medical Center, identifies genetic mutations responsible for over half of low grade astrocytoma brain tumors. Researchers also found evidence that suggests that these tumors are susceptible to drugs that are already in development...read more

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CHOP Study Confirms BRAF-Targeted Therapies For PLGA Are Possible

April 17th, 2013|

CHOP's recently published article entitled "Paradoxical activation and RAF inhibitor of BRAF protein kinase fusions characterizing pediatric astrocytomas", in PNAS, April 9th, 2013, confirms that data supported the development of targeted treatment paradigms for BRAF-altered pediatric actrocytomas and also demonstrated that therapies might be tailored to the specific mutational context and distinct mechanisms of action of the mutant kinase. read more

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Guided-Missle Cancer Treatments Gaining Speed…

April 12th, 2013|

The Wall Street Journal's April 9th, 2013 article, The Guided-Missle Cancer Treatment", by Jonathan D. Rockoff, explains in 'layman' terms the current trend in identifying more effective treatments for cancer patients. This powerful new tool is also being used by researchers who are funded by A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure and the progress is encouraging. With additional investment, this strategy has the potential to significantly decrease the adverse effects of treatment by targeting the unhealthy cancer cells rather than healthy ones. Read more...

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Congratulations to UCSF for winning the first Pediatric Brain Tumor SPORE

March 20th, 2013|

UCSF, reports that discoveries from projects funded by the PLGA Foundation have formed the basis for extended research and treatment of BRAF V600E pediatric brain tumors within the context of the UCSF Brain Tumor SPORE.

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A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure is now on eBay Giving Works!

March 12th, 2013|

Turn your eBay listings into a force for good with eBay Giving Works. With each listing, you can pledge to donate from 10% to 100%* of the final sale price to A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure and receive a fee credit when your item sells.  (When your listing sells, eBay will credit back your Insertion and Final Value Fees by the same percentage you pledged. Giving 50% of your item's final sale price? You'll get back 50% of your fees. Giving 100%? You get full credit on these fees.)

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Think Fit For Kids Raises over $217,000

February 8th, 2013|

503 Participants, 3 Sports Celebrities, 12 Corporate Sponsors and over 70 Local Merchants created a magical day for raising awareness and funds for children's brain tumor research. Basketball clinics with NY Knicks John Wallace and NY Knicks Street Team, Family Zumba, Silent Auction, Moonbounce, Face Painting, and the Drummer Circle were flooded with participants, but the capstone moment was when NY Giant, Defensive Captain Justin Tuck arrived with his family to welcome everyone to the event and reiterate the importance of raising funds for children's brain tumor research. Media coverage was handled by Channel 12, Westchester and numerous local magazines and newspapers through out the county. Check out the fun at the 2013 event!

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Turning To Vaccines in the Clinical Trial Arena

February 5th, 2013|

While clinical trials for pediatric brain tumors have been virtually non-existent until most recently, the newest additions focus on the impact of targeted vaccines to help combat this pernicious disease. Science and technology are moving so quickly that for the first time ever, the medical community is turning their attention to possibility of a vaccine as potential therapy for children battling the most common forms of brain tumors.

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One Runner, Inspired to raise funds for PLGA research

February 1st, 2013|

Patti Kirk, a Chicago Marathon runner, has a special inspiration this year. Her 8 year old cousin, Luke, was diagnosed with a PLGA brain tumor and Patti is running in his honor and raising funds to support children's brain tumor research. Patti admits, 'I'm never speedy, but thanks to the kindness and generosity of family and friends, I've been able to raise some money for this very important cause'. Patti's efforts are a testament to the notion that together we CAN make a difference..."I wish I could do more to help Luke and other kids in his situation, but I know the money raised will be added to other contributions and together will have an impact on this disease."

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Johns Hopkins Awarded Grant for Human Neural Stem Cell Research

January 29th, 2013|

Collaborating intra-institutionally AS well as inter-institutionally was one of the key success factors in the recent grant award to Johns Hopkins, Dr. Eric Raabe for his project entitled "Developing a human neural stem cell model of PLGA". With an interest in forwarding PLGA research, Dr. Raabe's project integrates CHOP and NYU in sharing of reagents between institutions in order to accelerate the pace of research progress. The goal of this research is to investigate the pathogenesis of PLGA in gain of function models using human neural stem cells.
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