In a new milestone in the fight against DIPG, Dr. Mark Souweidane this week performed a direct infusion of a cancer-fighting drug into the brain of a young patient — for the third time. The child was the first ever to receive three infusions, all at the highest dose level in the trial. The […]
Dr. Mark Souweidane today treated the final patient in his Phase I clinical trial of convection-enhanced delivery (CED) for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). The trial, which had enrolled 31 patients over the past four years, was designed to test the safety of CED as a means of delivering a cancer-fighting drug directly to […]
Minnesota Boy with D.I.P.G. meets his favorite Power Ranger in California thanks to Little Kernel Popcorn Company & Cristian Rivera Foundation
Minnesota Boy with D.I.P.G. meets his favorite Power Ranger in California thanks to Little Kernel Popcorn Company & Cristian Rivera Foundation At The Cristian Rivera Foundation, our primary goal is to assist in finding a cure for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. Our Foundation also plays a critical role in supporting families that are impacted by […]
Humans of NY has been doing a 2–week series on pediatric cancer (patients, families, providers) at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Mark Souweidane was interviewed for the series on Tuesday and his segments were posted on Wednesday. It has been an amazing phenomenon for two straight days now – literally hundreds of thousands of comments, likes, shares, […]
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The Cristian Rivera Foundation is very saddened by the passing of Lauren Hill who succumbed to DIPG this morning, Friday April, 10th 2015. Her courage and drive was an inspiration to all of us. She will never be forgotten.
Today we would like to extend our heartfelt regards to the family of our angel Javier “Buji” Villamil, who earned his wings three years ago today. Help us stop DIPG before another child is lost too soon.
Everyone at the Cristian Rivera Foundation would like to express our condolences to the family of Caitlin Downing, who earned her wings on Sunday November 11 surrounded by family and embraced in the loving arms of her parents. Caitlin not only fought bravely in her battle against DIPG but she was a pioneer in […]
Everyone at the Cristian Rivera Foundation would like to express our condolences to the family of Olivia Boccuzzi, a beautiful girl who earned her wings this past Monday, August 20, 2012 after battling against a brain stem tumor for exactly 11 months. From the moment of her diagnosis, her parents Frank and Enza never […]
Everyone at the Cristian Rivera Foundation would like to express our condolences to the family of Valentina Bravin, a beautiful 5-year-old girl who earned her wings this past Thursday, July 12th after battling DIPG for almost 1 year. From the moment of her diagnosis, her parents Eric and Christina never gave up hope, […]