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Coalition Against Childhood CancerAnnual Meeting = Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital of ChicagoJune 28th, 20174 months to go.
- Cord Blood, a life line
- CAVATICA Genomics Data Sharing
- $30 million for AYA
- Rare Disease Week Update
- The Cancer Moonshot: Are Our Kids Stepping on the Moon Too?
- Broken Trust
- Fly Me to the Moon
- I Gladly Spoke Up for Kids With Cancer Today
- A 10 year old, Speaking from Experience
- Baby Steps in Congress
- Bereavement Meeting
- Open Letter to Congress
- September, 2015 in Our Capitol
- As Our Children Wait – Part 4, Conclusion
- As Our Children Wait – Part 3
- As Our Children Wait – Part 2
- As Our Children Wait – Part 1
- Why Motorsports?
- Moving the Needle
- What Not to Say When There is Nothing to Say
- NIH Budget Priorities
- Texas Proud!
- #MoreThan4 NCI Email Exchange
- Father, Daughter, Date Night
- Five year cure, …really?
- My Calling
- Fixing the Faults
- A Pair of Shoes
- So, It Begins:
- September’s Child
- Update: Camp Can Do
- Giving It All
- September – #ChildhoodCancerChallenge
- Where are you now, Rock Hudson?
- Lock Up September
- Compassionate Use
- The Fault in Our Systems
- Want to Make a Difference?
Missing Kylie by Mark Myers
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The Truth 365 VideoIf you have not had a child suffer from cancer, you must watch this video to get the real picture of what it is like. It takes only 8 minutes, but it will be the best 8 minutes you will spend in order to understand what is happening to our kids and what we can do about it.
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We are living in truly amazing times as scientists are just beginning to understand the power of stem cells. In particular, cord blood stem cells are providing new hope to cancer patients throughout the world. At Save the Cord Foundation, … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: CAVATICA completed Beta testing and went live on October 17, 2016. This is a huge step in the right direction to eliminate silos of data and enter a new world of data sharing. The complete story can bed … Continue reading
2016 Rare Disease Legislative Advocacy Update During the first week of March Every Life Foundation hosted the 2016 Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill. The week was packed with events that began with Rare Disease Day at the NIH followed … Continue reading
I just can’t believe what I read the other day and what I am about to write about right now. This about trust—trust between patients and their healthcare providers. This is about trust that is being broken. What I read: … Continue reading
President Obama called for an end to cancer in his State of the Union Address to the nation this year. He tasked his own Vice President with the job and since then the buzz word “Moonshot” has offered renewed hope … Continue reading
I spent a brrrrrr cold Thursday afternoon in Philadelphia, at a Cancer Precision Medicine Conference in Philadelphia, hosted by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the Philadelphia Media Network. It was the first time that representatives from 6 … Continue reading
Natalia Sofia is a childhood cancer survivor. Two years ago, she was only eight years old and diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma of her femur. She has endured surgery, intense chemotherapies and radiation treatments. She suffers from side effects of … Continue reading
Getting things done for childhood cancer in Congress is not easy. For one, even as a community, we have very little political clout. One of the best things going for us is that we have the Childhood Cancer Caucus in … Continue reading
Dear Member of Congress, As you are preparing to make decisions about 2017 funding for the National Institute of Health (NIH) please consider a few things. Childhood cancer is the #1 disease related killer of kids in the U.S. The … Continue reading
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Recently, I was asked for advice about how to respond to the parents of a child diagnosed with cancer. Let me say from the outset that I am a dubious source whose council typically…
The National Cancer Institute recently sent a response to an email sent to them containing a selfie and a #MoreThan4 flyer. You may have received one. Below is the NCI email and our response. Thank you for taking the time … Continue reading
The other day I decided to take my 7 year old daughter, Bella, out on a date. I found a traveling circus that was in town and recalled how much I enjoyed the circus as a kid and thought it … Continue reading
I came into the childhood cancer community in 2013 as a member of the “general public”, having no personal connection to a child with cancer. My journey is different but not without appreciation for what cancer is and how devastating … Continue reading
This summer I wrote a raw piece entitled “The Fault in Our Systems”. Our family’s efforts to get Nathalie access to immunotherapy treatment (available to adults) seemed to be going nowhere. The inequities were everywhere and the playing field was … Continue reading
I have been actively engaged in the advocacy fight for more federal funding for childhood cancer since my first trip to Washington DC in June of 2008. This began less than 3 months after I lost my only son, Caleb, … Continue reading
For decades, the American Cancer Society (ACS) had been funding a nationwide childhood cancer camp program. In 2013, a business decision was made to cut funding for this program in its entirety. This was at no fault of the camps, … Continue reading
This will be PAC2’s 7th September, aka National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Starting virtually unaware, except for the worst fact about childhood cancer, over the years we’ve learned that the research funding for all cancers is not the same, and … Continue reading