All posts tagged: Funding Research

CAC2 Webinar–Hearing Loss from Cisplatin—Multiple Perspectives on the New FDA Preventative Treatment Option

Children who receive cisplatin as part of their cancer treatment are at risk for progressive and/or permanent hearing loss as a result of their treatment.  This treatment effect can influence speech and language development, educational achievement, and social-emotional development.  Recently, the FDA approved Pedmark, a Sodium Thiosulfate Injection created by Fennec Pharmaceuticals, as a treatment to help reduce the risk of ototoxicity associated with cisplatin.  November’s CAC2 All-Member webinar provided key information about this important breakthrough in improving the quality of life for childhood cancer survivors who received cisplatin. Attendees learned about the importance of this specific drug approval, the [...] Read more

Thankful and Fearful

By CAC2 Individual Member Joe Baber Because of my grandson, Conor, a neuroblastoma survivor, I have met so many people in our childhood cancer community who want to improve the outcomes of children fighting cancer. We either have children in treatment for cancer or have children who are survivors or have died because of it.  We’re all thankful when there are lifesaving therapies and at the very same time, we are fearful of relapse, side effects of the drugs, chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and even death.  These contrary and parallel emotions seem to be linked in partnership throughout the childhood cancer […]

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CAC2 Webinar–Why Foundations Should Collaborate to Fund Research and How the Foundation Match Platform Can Help

As Foundation Match makes its debut, this webinar gave an opportunity to learn more about the platform. In addition, a moderated discussion explored a few of the different motives and approaches that CAC2 member organizations that co-fund research adopted and learned from an investigator about how funding collaboration has the potential to improve the research landscape. Panelists shared why they are excited to join the Foundation Match platform. Panel members include: Donna Ludwinski (Solving Kids’ Cancer) Lisa Ward (Tough2gether Against DIPG/DMG) Julie Guillot (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Volunteer) Elias Sayour, MD, PhD (Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics, Principal Investigator, [...] Read more

CAC2 Webinar–Funding Research: Discussion on Charity Practices

The CAC2 Research Interest Group February meeting was an interactive webinar to encourage dialogue between our members about aspects of charities funding research.  CAC2 Member Jay Scott from Alex's Lemonade Sand Foundation led an open conversation about our experiences, ideas, and practices. Jay and members on the call discussed the elements of funding research and shared experience, ideas, and best practices: setting priorities soliciting proposals selecting scientific review panels orchestrating reviews selection of projects making awards reporting requirements evaluating research funded collaboration among charities Read more

CAC2 Webinar–Lynne Davies, ICRP Funded Research Data Base Project–SLIDE DECK

The August All-Member call was dedicated to learning more about the International Cancer Research Partnership (ICRP) Database, of which CAC2 will soon be a part.  The ICRP houses over 63,000 research projects that are uniformly coded and have a searchable interface (ICRPartnership.org).  Lynne Davies, the Operations Manager at ICRP, joined us from the UK; she started the call by reviewing the goals of the ICRP, membership advantages and details about uploading funded research projects.  Like CAC2, ICRP is a member-centric organization constantly seeking and evaluation the needs of its members, including enhancing the coding system in order for members to [...] Read more