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Three-Time Winner: Dr. Mark Souweidane Extends His Fight Against DIPG

Three-Time Winner: Dr. Mark Souweidane Extends His Fight Against DIPG

  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. Souweidane Treats Final Patient in Groundbreaking DIPG Clinical Trial

Dr. Souweidane Treats Final Patient in Groundbreaking DIPG Clinical Trial

  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

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 […]

Dr. Mark Souweidane on Humans of NY

Dr. Mark Souweidane on Humans of NY

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, […]

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.

Olivia Boccuzzi earns her wings on Monday August 20th, 2012

  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 […]