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Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure Join Forces to Change the Outcome for All Children with Brain Cancer

November 13th, 2018|

ASHEVILLE, N.C. and BOSTON — The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) and A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure (AKBTC, a/k/a PLGA Foundation) are merging to take a massive leap forward […]

Attainment of Functional and Social Independence in Adult Survivors of Pediatric CNS Tumors: A Report from the St Jude Lifetime Cohort Study

September 17th, 2018|

Beyond survival, achieving independence is a primary goal for adult survivors of pediatric CNS tumors. Researchers at St. Jude recently concluded a comprehensive assessment of independence in survivors of […]

Clinical Trials and Expanded Access to Experimental Drugs/Devices Get a Boost from Recent Legislation

September 4th, 2018|

When you or a family member is diagnosed with a serious or life-threatening disease, you have choices to make about your treatment once standard treatment options are exhausted. Two […]

Scientific and Clinical PLGA Progress: Indebted to the Founding PLGA Scientific Advisors

June 4th, 2018|

Changing the outcome for PLGA patients through cutting-edge scientific and clinical research has finally become a reality.  Thanks, in large part, to the stewardship of the 5-member PLGA Scientific […]

From the Perspective of a Pediatric Brain Tumor Patient

December 5th, 2017|

16 year old Sammi of Team Samantha has turned her brain tumor diagnosis at the age of 3 into an opportunity to help others. She recently spoke at TEDx […]

AKBTC Funding Helps Support 3 Recent PLGA Research Projects

November 7th, 2017|

Thanks to the ongoing support of our community, A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure has been able to help fund a variety of PLGG research projects including the following highlighted […]

Why I PMC: Year Up “Concrete Evidence of Change”

August 7th, 2017|

AKBTC Board Member Daniel Itzkovitz, his son, Dmitri, a pediatric brain tumor survivor, and supporters discuss the crucial need for fundraising for pediatric brain tumor research. Learn more about […]

Today Show Mentions A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure

June 26th, 2017|

The Today show mentioned AKBTC in a piece that they ran June 21, 2017 on kids helping raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer.  The article featured “Comedy Kids” […]

AKBTC Board President & Daughter Speak at Pan Mass Challenge Heavy Hitters Dinner

May 26th, 2017|

AJ Janower, Board President of A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure Foundation, and his daughter, brain tumor survivor Samantha Janower, were recently asked to speak at the Pan Mass Challenge […]

Immunotherapy and PLGG

April 4th, 2017|

Immunotherapy, including vaccines, is a promising area of research in cancer and as such was the subject of a pilot trial for a vaccine therapy funded by AKBTC. Dr. […]