Coalition Against Childhood Cancer News

The Role of the IRB in Clinical Trials: What Patients and Families Need to Know

In this month’s All-Member webinar, Joanne Salcido of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation introduced and hosted Dr. Marjorie Speers of the WCG Foundation.  The slide deck from the presentation is linked below. The Role of the IRB in Clinical...

A Personalized Precision Approach to Therapy for Neuroblastoma

In this May’s All-Member and Community Webinar, Gavin Lindberg (The EVAN Foundation) hosted physician investigators from the New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT) clinical trials consortium who presented their work on defining genetic and...

The Blood-Brain Barrier: What If You Could Get Drugs Across?

In this January 2017  CAC2 All-Member webinar, we provided an opportunity to our members, associate members, student members, and supporting organizations to learn about emerging technology using ultrasound and microbubbles to deliver therapeutic agents...

An Individualized Approach Requires Collaborative Efforts

The Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2) held its first pediatric cancer research conference entitled From Bench to Bedside and Beyond to connect childhood cancer advocates, research funders, clinicians, and scientists from academia and industry....

Triage Cancer

TRIAGE CANCER: verb. \trē-ˈäzh,ˈkansər\ the assigning of priority order to projects on the basis of where time, funds, and other resources can be best used, are most needed, or are most likely to achieve success in navigating cancer survivorship...

The Canine-Kid Connection

In this All-Member Webinar for November 2016, we provided an overview of the compelling case for studying and treating cancer in canine cancer patients – a model of spontaneously occurring disease – the underlying science, and its potential not...

The Blue Ribbon Panel Report and Pediatric Cancer

Earlier this year, as part of Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, the White House established a Blue Ribbon Panel of experts to report on the current challenges and opportunities facing cancer research.  In this CAC2 Research Interest...

Three words I heard from my pediatric oncologist that still haunt me

This guest blog post comes to us from CAC2 Member Kayla Funk, a childhood cancer survivor who went on to found an organization called Open Hands Overflowing Hearts, which funds pediatric cancer research. Kayla and her organization will be attending the...

“Am I going to die?”–Reflections of a Survivor

I remember ‘that day’ like it was yesterday. The sun was shining on a beautiful spring day in Virginia as my mom and I sat quietly in a hospital room waiting for an oncologist to pay us a visit. I was admitted just days before for a series of lab...

Basics of a Clinical Trial in Pediatrics: A Sponsor’s Perspective

In this All-Member and all-community webinar for August 2016, CAC2 welcomes Drs. Michael Trigg, Brigid Bradley-Garelik, and Greg Plautz from Bristol-Myers Squib, speaking on the clinical trial process. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 1:00-2:30 ET (noon CT; 11:00...

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