Tag Archives: DIPG

Fly Me to the Moon

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

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NIH Budget Priorities

Each decade we lose more than 27,000 children to childhood cancer, another 120,000 suffer impacts of treatments including secondary cancers. This picture has not improved much over the past 30 years and it will continue to change only incrementally, if … Continue reading

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Giving It All

Editor’s Note: One day, their 9 year old daughter is perfectly normal and healthy. The very next day they heard these words, “Your daughter has cancer and it’s terminal.” It happened just that quickly. About one year later, Mark and Ellyn … Continue reading

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Survivor 2nd Edition

In our first edition of Survivor, we followed a typical group of 36 kids that were diagnosed on one day with childhood cancer. We used 36 kids because when the first article was written, in the United States, on average … Continue reading

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Turn Foreign Aid into Cures for Cancer

In 2011, the United States spent $49.5 billion on foreign aid ( $17.8 billion in military assistance and  $31.7 billion economic assistance) .  Foreign aid has been a hot topic ever since our country slipped into recession in 2008.  On … Continue reading

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Shocker of a Vacation

Most people spend their summers doing things like taking vacation.  I, on the other hand, spent this summer getting involved in childhood cancer awareness and trying to figure out ways to spearhead a new fundraising effort.  As I discussed in … Continue reading

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Advocacy and Direction

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 … Continue reading

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Adrift in the Waters of Childhood Cancer-Arguing to Change the Standard of Care

April 11, 2008 will always remain etched in my memory for one simple reason. It is the day that we heard the words “your daughter has cancer.” They are four of the worst words that a parent could ever imagine … Continue reading

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DIPG – Everything you need to know

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Federal Funding for Childhood Cancer Research – Part 3

This is part 3 of the Jonathan Agin series, “Childhood Cancer – My Road Map” Money makes the world go ’round. Or so we are told. Certainly for medical research, this is true. And, for the childhood cancer community, it … Continue reading

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Engaging the Pharmaceutical Industry – Part 1

This is beginning of a four part series by Jonathan Agin, an attorney and well known childhood cancer advocate (www.jonathanagin.com) in Washington, DC. He is married to Neely Agin and is the father of Alexis, Gabriel Agin and Trevor Agin. Alexis was … Continue reading

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Tissue Donation – The last thing any parent wants to give

Progress, unfortunately is sometimes forged from the fires of pain mixed with strength, courage, passion and determination.  Nancy Goodman has such a story.  Nancy made a donation that no parent ever wants to give.   “My son, Jacob, was a beautiful, … Continue reading

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