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Chasing Away Childhood Cancer

  • Everything You Need To Know About Neuroblastoma

    Our main focus here at Chase After a Cure is childhood cancer, especially those difficult to treat cancers such as neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is a cancer that develops from immature nerve cells found in several areas of the body. The disease most commonly arises in and …

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  • Summer Sun Safety Month

      Since August is national Summer Sun Safety Month it’s only appropriate that we discuss some of the damaging effects from the sun and what you can do to prevent them. Everyone knows that the sun produces UV radiation, which can be harmful in large …

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  • 4 Ways You Can Support Chase After a Cure

    Matching Donations At Chase After a Cure, we’re dedicated to raising funds to support childhood cancer research and to raise more awareness about childhood cancer. An easy way to double your contribution is through employee giving programs. Many corporations match employee donations (or the tax …

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  • Making Cancer Less Painful for Kids

    On June 22nd an exciting new project was launched, entitled “Making Cancer Less Painful for Kids” along with the hashtag #KidsCancerPain which was in partnership with the Cancer Knowledge Network (North America’s most widely read online cancer resource), and funded by a research grant from …

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  • New ‘Chase Away Childhood Cancer’ License Plate to Benefit Chase After a Cure

    Soon it will be easy for anyone with a vehicle to support childhood cancer research efforts right here in South Carolina. A new pediatric cancer specialty license plate has been approved by the South Carolina Legislature and will available to the public in 2017. The …

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  • Neuroblastoma Risk Classification Database

    The International Neuroblastoma Risk Group (INRG) was formed in 1988 to standardize risk group classification for patients with neuroblastoma. It addresses issues such as developing molecular markers to stage tumor growth and response to treatment. The INRG created a database and standardized the risk factors …

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  • Introducing the RACE for Children Act!

    One problem that many children with cancer face is that they are unable to get access to the most promising and novel cancer drugs available to adults. And even if new drugs are FDA approved, they are often too expensive for pediatric researchers to undertake. …

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  • New Drug Significantly Increases Survival for Children with Neuroblastoma

    A new study that is funded primarily by the Beat Nb Cancer Foundation found that oral therapy with DFMO reduces the rate of relapse and significantly increases survival for children with high-risk neuroblastoma. The research was led by Giselle Sholler and was co-led by Dr. …

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  • What is Cancer Immunotherapy?

    What is Cancer Immunotherapy? As some of you may know June is national Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month. In light of that, Chase After a Cure has decided to educate the public about what immunotherapy is, and how researchers are working to develop the treatment. Basically, …

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  • Neuroblastoma 101: Learn More About the Disease and Its Lack of Funding

    Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that starts in the sympathetic nervous system. This type of cancer is found most often in young children and infants. The reason it can be difficult to treat is because symptoms often go undetected for a long period of …

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