CAC2 Childhood Cancer Community News Digest (June 12-18)

Assorted News from the Last Week:

The FDA’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) met on June 16, 2023, to discuss considerations for dose optimization of new drug and biological products for pediatric patients with cancer.

Recent improvements to the CCDI Molecular Targets Platform (MTP) include new and updated sequencing data and upgraded features, such as enhanced gene expression graphs for childhood cancer data. Find the MTP and other CCDI applications in the CCDI Hub.

Base-edited CAR-T product ‘potent’ in relapsed childhood T-Cell ALL.

Ahead of his discharge, Pope Francis made a surprise return visit to Gemelli Hospital’s Paediatric Oncology and Child Neurosurgery Ward on the tenth floor of the Gemelli Hospital.

Two oncology clinical trials have been paused within the past two days because six participants – including one child – have died.

Upcoming Webinars, Online Opportunities, and Meetings:

Join us at the CAC2 2023 Annual Summit, presented by Day One Biopharmaceuticals! This year’s conference takes place from noon, Monday, June 19 through 2:00 pm, Wednesday, June 21, 2023, in Atlanta, GA, at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Emory University.  Click here for more information and to register.

Triage Cancer will present a webinar: Cancer & Disability Insurance on June 21, 2023, 11:30-1:00 ET.  This webinar will explore potential disability insurance options for those that need to take time off work after a cancer diagnosis (including options for caregivers). Click here for more information and to register.

MIB Agents Osteosarcoma Alliance FACTOR 2023 Conference brings together the leading osteosarcoma researchers and clinicians, along with patient families and OsteoWarriors (survivors, patients and siblings of OsteoWarriors and OsteoAngels) to Make It Better for those battling this disease.  Click here for more information.

Give Kids the World Summer Road Trip! From June 17-26, GKTW visit 10 amusement parks and offer a day of fun for our incredible Alumni families for free.  Summer Road Trip info can be found here:

CCDI be demonstrating how to use the CCDI Hub and CCDI Childhood Cancer Data Catalog in a CCDI webinar on June 29 from 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET. Learn more and register.

Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing is pleased to announce a 2-year festival series culminating in 2023 with the FV 60th anniversary. RMVR’s Race Against Kids’ Cancer (RAKC), will be at High Plains Raceway where these wonderful cars of all years and vintages are invited to gather to celebrate this class. Click for more information about Vintage Car Races for Fundraising.

Registration for CureFest 2023 is now open! Register today at:
Join top scientific experts, clinicians, researchers, NCI, childhood cancer foundations and advocates, agency officials, and many more for the inaugural Childhood Cancer Prevention Symposium.  This ground breaking meeting will take place at Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus in Washington, DC on October 25-26th, 2023.  (Registration and meeting details forthcoming shortly).

Take Action:

Pediatric Cancer legislation needs your support.  Learn more about how to support the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0, the Sawyer Finn ACT, and the Give Kids a Chance Act.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and partner institutions are now accepting applications for an online course on the registration of cancer in children.  Click here for more information.


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