No More Kids with Cancer In the News
No More Kids with Cancer supports groundbreaking Phase I Trial at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
We are pleased to announce a $220,000 award to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The award will be directed to a Phase I clinical trial that will investigate using a child’s own immune system - CAR T-cells – to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in children and young adults. The trial will test the safety and potential efficacy of a new CAR T-cell immunotherapy in children and young adults with AML - the second most common form of leukemia in children. The trial will be led by Dr. Richard Aplenc, MD, PhD, MSCE, a physician-scientist and Assistant Vice President and Chief Clinical Research Officer at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He will be working with Dr. Sarah Tasian at CHOP as well as Dr. Nirali Shah at the Pediatric Oncology Branch in the Center for Cancer Research at the National Institutes for Health (NIH) and Dr. Terry Fry at the University of Colorado, Denver. The award announcement can be found by clicking on CHOP’s website here and downloaded below.
Philadelphia City Council Resolution Recognizes No More Kids with Cancer during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Philadelphia City Council unanimously adopted a resolution, introduced by Councilman David Oh, entitled, “Recognizing September 2018 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Philadelphia in Honor of Childhood Cancer Patients, Care Givers, Survivors, and Those Children Who Have Succumbed to the Disease.”
This year’s resolution recognizes No More Kids with Cancer and our inspiration Naya Summy (read more about Naya here). The resolution announces the October 13, 2018, No More Kids with Cancer Purple Ball at The Navy Yard. The event will celebrate survivors of childhood cancer, honor trailblazers making change in childhood cancer, and raise money and awareness for groundbreaking childhood cancer research. All of the proceeds will be directed towards childhood cancer research. Download the full resolution here.
No More Kids with Cancer Funds Phase I Trial with UCSF
We teamed up with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and PNOC to fund a Phase I clinical trial. Our $155,000 grant uses a modified measles virus to kill cancer cells in children with medulloblastoma, a deadly brain cancer common in children.
Watch 6ABC Philadelphia and Ali Gorman coverage of the news and trial.
Philadelphia Inquirer Interviews No More Kids with Cancer about CDC findings
While childhood cancer death rates in the U.S. declined, incidents of childhood cancer are up. Research has led to breakthroughs in leukemia, showing us research can change the lives of kids with cancer. Read about the study and how we're funding important research for childhood brain cancer.
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Ashley Johnson of @ChasingNews interviewed Amy Summy on April 9,. 2017. Learn about Naya and No More Kids with Cancer. Ashley breaks the news about the #mustardchallenge with Amy Summy.
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