CC Community News Digest (March 14-22)

Assorted news from the last week:

This week the Honda Classic gold tournament served as the launching off point for the annual Play Yellow campaign — a movement between the PGA Tour, Nicklaus Children’s Healthcare Foundation and Children’s Miracle Hospitals in support of those with childhood cancer.

A study published in JAMA Pediatrics found racial and ethnic disparities in childhood and adolescent cancer survival for non-Hispanic black, non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaskan Native, non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander, and Hispanic patients.

Upcoming Webinars and Online Opportunities:

ACCELERATE presents Everything you always wanted to know about Developing Drugs for Children with Cancer* (*But were afraid to ask) on March 30, noon EDT.

Newest CAC2 member Mark Levine hosts a podcast called, “Help and Hope Happen Here” (available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts).  Access past podcasts with CAC2 Members:

The Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First) will host a public webinar on April 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm-6:00 pm EDT. The Kids First investigator, Dr. Elizabeth Engle of Boston Children’s Hospital​ will share findings from the Kids First’s Cranial Dysinnervation Disorders project.

“How Collaboration Is Advancing Research and Clinical Care in Paediatric Cancer” is a jointly organized webinar co-presented by the National Cancer Research Institute and the International Cancer Research Partnership (ICRP).  The webinar will highlight how cancer research funders are currently collaborating to advance paediatric cancer research and clinical care. Join us at 10:00ET on 19 April as the panel discusses these key topics, as well as how to galvanize support for more international collaboration to maximize investments in funding.  The webinar is co-chaired by Dr Julia Chisholm (Chair of the NCRI Children’s Group) and Ms Amy Weinstein (Director of Research at US Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation), with speakers Professor Vickie Buenger – President at US Coalition for Childhood Cancer, USA and Professor Gilles Vassal – Professor of Oncology University Paris-Sud, France.

Mark your calendar for April 27, 2021, the Alliance for Childhood Cancer for the 10th Annual Childhood Cancer Action Days. This virtual event brings our community together to advocate for important childhood cancer issues currently before Congress.

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