TeamConnor Awards $60K to Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center

December 2012 – TeamConnor also awarded a $60,000 grant to Dr. Rachid Drissi of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  This grant will allow further research of Telomerase as a marker and therapeutic target for pediatric high-grade glioma.

“Funding is critical to generate preliminary data that will be used to garner National Cancer Institute (NCI) support for further pre-clinical studies and to delineate the role of telomerase in high-grade glioma tumorigenesis,” said Dr. Drissi of Cook Children’s Health Care Systems.  “Support from foundations such as TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is crucial to allow us to generate the preclinical data necessary, not only to advance pediatric brain tumor research, but also will lead us to better treatment options in children with poor prognosis brain tumors.”

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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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