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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...

“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...

STAR Act Co-Sponsor Map

Thanks to the many-faceted efforts in the childhood cancer community, the STAR Act has reached a tipping point (173 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives as of March 3, 2016).  This is an important milestone in moving the bill through the legislative...

CAC2 April Advocacy Call–Agenda & Feb. meeting notes

CAC2 ADVOCACY CALL- Tuesday, April 8, 2014 12:00pm EST Dial-in Number: 605-781-1000, Participant Access Code: 630468# Agenda: Introduction/Roll call (12:00-12:03) CAC2 Mission & Purpose for CAC2 Bi-Monthly Advocacy Calls (12:03-12:05) Nancy Goodman...

CAC2 Advocacy Conference Call Notes from February 4

The third CAC2 Advocacy call was held on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at 12:00 Noon. Nancy Goodman was the moderator with approximately thirty plus participants.  Joe Baber was the scribe and provided these notes (Thanks, Joe!).   The group agreed...

REMINDER: February CAC2 Advocacy Conference Call

This is a reminder about next Tuesday’s CAC2 Advocacy Call   ********************************* Please join CAC2’s  Advocacy Interest Group.  We meet by conference call bi-monthly to discuss state, national and international advocacy efforts...

Childhood Cancer Advocacy and Direction: The Tail Wagging the Dog

Lately, I have wondered whether or not the childhood cancer community is on the right track overall. By this, I mean, is the direction of the community in terms of raising money, awareness and the manner of funding research the best approach as a whole?...

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