Cristian Rivera Foundation

Tag: Tumor

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 […]

CBTP ‘Summer Sprint’ Adds Another Researcher, Thanks to the 2015 Cristian Rivera Foundation Service and Dedication Award Winner, Carlos Colon

The Children’s Brain Tumor Project (CBTP) has been given the opportunity to add another researcher to our ambitious “Summer Sprint.” Carlos Colon, a committee member of the Cristian Rivera Foundation, has pledged $5,000 to support this additional summer research position to supplement our already ambitious effort. Thanks to our generous supporters, the CBTP lab had […]

The Cristian Rivera Foundation attends the Second Annual Children’s Brain Tumor Project Family Council Meeting on Tuesday April 28th, 2015

  The Cristian Rivera Foundation who is one of the top donors of The Children’s Brain Tumor Project is proud to attend the Children’s Brain Tumor Project Second Annual Family Council Meeting Today Tuesday April 28th, 2015. It’s an honor to come together with other families and foundations who all share the same passion towards […]

The Cristian Rivera Foundation Raises $55,000 for DIPG Research at Zylo Fundraiser

  Philanthropists, celebrity guests and more came together in support of the Cristian Rivera Foundation last night for the foundation’s first-ever New Jersey fundraiser at Zylo Tuscan Steak House in Hoboken. All proceeds from the event went towards the Cristian Rivera Foundation’s goal of curing rare, inoperable pediatric brain stem tumor Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma […]

Innovative Clinical Trial Aimed at Curing Rare Pediatric Brain Tumor Treats First Patient

May 1, 2012—New York, NY—Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center took a major step towards finding a cure for inoperable pediatric brain stem tumor Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 as work began on the first patient in a pioneering clinical trial spearheaded by Dr. […]

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 […]

An experimental xenograft mouse model of diffuse pontine glioma designed for therapeutic testing

Neurooncol. 2012 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print] An experimental xenograft mouse model of diffuse pontine glioma designed for therapeutic testing. Aoki Y Hashizume R, Ozawa T, Banerjee A, Prados M, James CD, Gupta N. Department of Neurological Surgery and Brain Tumor Research Center, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Ave., Rm M779, San […]

DIFFUSE INTRINSIC PONTINE GLIOMA: COLLABORATION IS LEADING TO CHANGE

“It’s been almost two years since Sam was diagnosed in December 2006. The only improvement that I’ve seen during this time is that we have this wonderful site!” [the DIPG Internet Yahoo support list and discussion group] So said “Sheila” (in December 2008), whose young grandson had died in February 2008 from a diffuse intrinsic pontine […]