What is it?
The Cure Account is a savings account that we specifically set up for childhood cancer research.
How does it work?
The funds will stay in this account until it has enough money to fund the most promising research out there for childhood cancers. This account is never touched; the money that families donate specifically to this fund will always stay in this fund until it is used on research.
We want to thank those of you who donate to our organization so we can continue to give in such an important way to the Childhood Cancer Community.
The Battle for a Cure Foundation is proud to announce a $10,000 donation to help fund the “HSV G207 Alone or With a Single Radiation Dose in Children With Progressive or Recurrent Supratentorial Brain Tumors” trial being conducted by The University of Alabama at Birmingham. This “out of the box” approach will benefit the brain cancer community. This trial is specifically for pathologically proven malignant supratentorial brain tumor (including glioblastoma multiforme, giant cell glioblastoma, anaplastic astrocytoma, primitive neuroectodermal tumor, ependymoma, atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor, germ cell tumor, or other high-grade malignant tumor) which is progressive or recurrent despite standard care including surgery, radiotherapy, and/or chemotherapy.
The Battle for a Cure Foundation is proud to announce a $20,000 donation to help fund a DIPG trial being conducted by Dr. Mark Souweidane, which is being conducted in partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Souweidane is currently conducting an innovative clinical trial for DIPG, with a breakthrough approach in which anti-cancer agents are delivered directly to the tumor. Injecting a targeted radio-immunotherapeutic drug directly into the tumor avoids intruding on delicate brain stem tissue, and eliminates the need for medicine to cross the blood-brain barrier. Importantly, this approach also avoids the harmful effects of chemotherapy on the rest of the body. Dr. Souweidane has been working on DIPG research for more than a decade, and preparing for this clinical trial for much of that time. His dedication to finding hope for his patients has been unswerving, and this trial represents an enormous leap forward in DIPG research.
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FIND A CURE
The CURE Account is a designated source of funds especially set up to raise money for children’s cancer research. You may designate your donation specifically to this account.