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GUEST BLOG: Kids First Second Chance: Engaging the Community in Fostering Pediatric Genomics Research

By Guest blogger Valerie Cotton, Kids First Program Manager, NICHD Childhood cancers and structural birth defects have profound, lifelong effects on children and their families. Birth defects are the leading cause of death in the first year of life, and...

GUEST BLOG: #Moonshot4Kids

Did you know that brain cancer is the leading cause of death in children with cancer?  It’s also one of the least-funded areas of cancer research.  DIPG, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, is perhaps the deadliest of them all.  The experience of DIPG...

GUEST BLOG: Except for Tissue

I always knew I wanted to be a scientist. This meant that when I was younger, I loved watching movies and shows featuring some scientific aspect. Their endless supplies of anything they could possibly need, the sparks of brilliance and the immediacy of...

Tissue Donation: The critical but often overlooked piece of the research puzzle

We were pleased to invite CAC2 members, associate members, student members, and supporting organizations to our February CAC2 All-Member webinar.  Katie Gnatt from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Ginny McLean from Swifty Foundation  welcomed...

The 4 C’s of the Holiday Season: Chess, Competition, Comaradery, Charity

By C. Davis Buenger Can blitz improve your chess? Maybe yes, maybe no.  Can playing blitz could change the world?  Team Berlin thinks so! Last month, Team Berlin, an adult chess team in Ohio took up a challenge I suggested to play a three-week holiday...

Accelerating Drug Development for Children and Adolescents with Cancer

We were pleased to invite CAC2 members, associate members, student members, supporting organizations to our December CAC2 All-member webinar where Susan Weiner (Children’s Cancer Cause) hosted Dr. Gilles Vassal, chair of ACCELERATE, an international...

Special Community Webinar: Vincristine Drug Shortage Update

We were pleased to join with the Alliance for Childhood Cancer to invite members of the two coalitions and the wider community this Community webinar presented by Dr. Peter Adamson, Chair of the Children’s Oncology Group.  Dr. Adamson shared information...

Collaboration and progress: How Target Pediatric AML facilitated LLS PedAL – a global master trial in acute leukemia

We were pleased to invite CAC2 members, associate members, student members, supporting organizations to our October CAC2 All-member webinar.  We hosted TpAML co-founder/advocate Julie Guillot and Dr. Gwen Nichols, Chief Medical Officer, Leukemia &...

FundingMatch.com – CAC2’s searchable website to match like-minded organizations

In celebration of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we hosted Melisse Skelton (CureSearch) and Oscar Ortiz (SebastianStrong) who used the occasion of our September CAC2 All-member webinar to explain the latest project that is developing in the CAC2...

Childhood Cancer Data Initiative Symposium Overview

#ccdirocks trended on Twitter as participants at the Childhood Cancer Data Initiative Symposium shared the rocks they selected from among those painted by volunteers from the Dragon Master Foundation. “The rocks brought the children to the meeting,...

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