$100,000 grant provided to Nai-Kong V. Cheung, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering

TeamConnor is proud to announce a $100,000 grant provided to Nai-Kong V. Cheung, MD, PhD to fund the final phase of his drug development on bispecific T-Cell Engaging Antibody to target neuroblastoma.  This award will allow Dr. Cheung and his team to begin study initiation by using the drug on patients for the first time, bridging the gap between lab and the patient, which should begin in early 2012. Memorial Sloane Kettering is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top cancer centers by U.S. News & World Report..

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Building awareness of childhood cancer is critical to funding and finding a cure. To help, please consider sharing teamconnor.org on your Facebook.

Today, 46 children will be diagnosed with cancer.  Seven will lose their battle..

Did you know September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!.

Every day in America, approximately 46 children are diagnosed with cancer..

Childhood cancer does not discriminate, sparing no ethnic group, socio-economic class, or geographic region..

Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children, accounting for about 3% of childhood cancers..

On average, 1 in every 4 elementary schools has a child with cancer. .

About one-third of childhood cancers are leukemias..

Childhood cancer survival rates in the United States have increased from less than 20% in the 1960s to almost 80% today..

Cancer kills more children each year than Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, and Pediatric AIDS combined. .

Childhood cancer is not one disease entity, but rather a spectrum of different malignancies. Cancers found in children are biologically different from those seen in adults. .

1 in 300 children will develop cancer before age 20. .

Neuroblastoma is the most common extra cranial solid tumor cancer in children. .

Today, up to 75% of the children with cancer can be cured, yet, some forms of childhood cancers have proven so resistant to treatment that, in spite of research, a cure is illusive..

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