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Mesenchymal Transition and PDGFRA Amplification/Mutation Are Key Distinct Oncogenic Events in Pediatric Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas

“Two distinct transcriptional subclasses of DIPG with specific genomic alterations can be defined at diagnosis by oligodendroglial differentiation or mesenchymal transition, respectively…..Patients in this later group had a significantly worse outcome with an hazard ratio for early deaths, ie before 10 months, 8 fold greater that the ones in the other. The worse outcome of […]

Fairfield woman cuts hair to raise awareness for disease, honor fallen son

Weary of grieving, a young Fairfield mom who lost a son to brain stem cancer three years ago took a bold step Thursday in her journey toward healing — she shaved her head. And embedded two important words on the newly buzzed canvas — CURE DIPG. “As fun as all this is, it’s really about […]

Race funds cancer research

The Fifth Annual Race For Grace will be held March 31 at Norwin High School. The race, which includes a five-kilometer run, five-kilometer walk and a one-mile walk, will benefit the Reflections Of Grace Foundation. The race and the foundation it benefits are named for Grace Elizabeth Ekis, a 5-year-old who died on Valentine’s Day […]

Coins For The Cure: Village Elementary School Raises Funds For Pediatric Brain Cancer Research

Coronado’s Village Elementary School Student Council representatives presented a check for $379 to the McKenna Claire Foundation, a foundation dedicated to finding the cause and the cure for Pediatric Brain Cancer. The fund drive was part of the student council’s year-long project to raise money and awareness for underfunded issues that impact children. Each month, […]

Charlotte Christian freshman crowned Miss Mecklenburg

Charlotte Christian freshman Payton Walker was named the 2012 Miss Mecklenburg Outstanding Teen Jan. 21. The program is part of the Miss America scholarship pageant. Payton will spend the next year participating in community service in the area and will represent Mecklenburg County in the Miss North Carolina Outstanding Teen Pageant, to be held in […]

Showing ‘Love for Lexi’

CASS CITY — The Cass City community and surrounding area are gathering Saturday (today) to show their ‘Love for Lexi.” A benefit dinner and auction is planned, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Cass City High School to benefit the family of Lexi Smith, a six-year-old diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. “We’re just very […]

CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY

This Testimony is Embargoed Until Thursday, February 2nd at 9:00 AM Please visit: http://waysandmeans.house.gov/committeesubmissions/ and submit your comment for the record. There are many of us out there who have suffered as the result of losing our child and then having a thief take our kids’ social security numbers. Please consider submitting a comment. FROM: Jonathan […]

Cancer sequencing initiative discovers mutations tied to aggressive childhood brain tumors

Researchers studying a rare, lethal childhood tumor of the brainstem discovered that nearly 80 percent of the tumors have mutations in genes not previously tied to cancer. Early evidence suggests the alterations play a unique role in other aggressive pediatric brain tumors as well. The findings from the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Washington […]

A soo-weet collaboration between entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and BBQ

This post is dedicated to the memory of Ben Sarrat Jr. for the movement he inspired. The formula for the first annual pig roast was simple: a few friends, a pig, and a keg. However, when Hogs for the Causefounders Becker Hall and Rene Louapre met Ben Sarrat, Jr., they were inspired to use their […]

PATIENT GROUPS AND RESEARCHERS JOIN FORCES TO SPEED TREATMENTS FOR RARE PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR

Four Organizations Fund International Research Consortium to Improve Lives of Children Suffering From Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, The Cure Starts Now Foundation and The Lyla Nsouli Foundation for Children’s Brain Cancer Research today announced their collaborative funding to support groundbreaking research aimed at dramatically improving […]