September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2021

September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2021

This September, we have so many amazing things planned for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We are incredibly excited for you to join us as we raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. Keep checking back to see what new events are added. All Month: 46 Faces of Rally 46 Faces of Rally honors the 46 children who are diagnosed with cancer every school day. The fundraiser is a powerful way for Rally Kids and their families to use their collective voices. Throughout the month, they help raise critical funds for childhood cancer research for each type of cancer that has affected them personally. Read about these Rally Kids now and donate to their fight against childhood cancer. Georgia-Pacific Clean Up Childhood Cancer Georgia-Pacific is helping to Clean Up Childhood Cancer. Everyone needs toilet paper, paper towels and paper plates. Starting September 1, GP will give 20% off...

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Childhood Cancer Facts

Childhood Cancer Facts

We want to give you the childhood cancer facts, so you know what that inspire us to Rally On towards our goal of finding better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and ultimately cures for kids that have cancer. Childhood Cancer Facts Childhood cancer is the #1 disease killer of kids in America. Every school day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer. 1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. will not survive. Approximately 1 in 264 children in the U.S. will develop cancer before turning 20 years old. According to the National Cancer Institute Funded Research Portfolio (NFRP) the average spent on childhood cancer is 4%. NCI spent 5% on childhood cancer research during 2018. Since 2004, only six drugs are approved by the FDA specifically for cancers in children and adolescents compared with hundreds of adult cancer drugs. Side-effects from current treatments are severe...

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Dean’s Reflections – August 2021

Dean’s Reflections – August 2021

Hi Friends, Can you believe the kids are already back in school?  Summer flew by! It is great to see some normalcy returning. I mean, who wants to miss another season of college football? I’ll be honest: this summer was a rough patch with our Rally Kids. Too many relapses and too many kids earning their angel wings. But, there was great news too! Rally Kids finishing treatment and ringing the bell, some moving onto survivorship clinic and plenty of Rally Kids graduating from high school and headed to college. Even wedding bells rang—so sweet. The end of summer means Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is almost here! Fasten your seat belts. Below is a link to a blog that is All Things September. #GOLDSTRONG™ is quickly becoming the universal battle cry of the childhood cancer community. Please feel free to use #GOLDSTRONG in September and all year long. DRUM ROLL, PLEASE! As you know,...

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Dean’s Reflections – June 2021

Dean’s Reflections – June 2021

Hi Friends, The Rally Team came to me with an idea. And you know at Rally, if there is one thing we like, it is new ideas! They wanted to do a quarterly newsletter that would be concise and let Rally, our community as a whole, know what was happening. They asked me if they could call it Dean’s Reflections. I personally think Rally Reflections would have been better, but I finally agreed. So welcome to the first Dean’s Reflections. My first reflection is looking back on 2020 and at the first half of 2021. I honestly have to tell you that I am so proud and humbled by Rally and our amazing community. In the middle of a pandemic, your generous support allowed us to support 352 families in 30 states through the hardships of fighting childhood cancer and an international pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, you supported our Department of Defense Medical Research advocacy efforts resulting in...

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New RNA Therapies for Glioblastoma from Small Phase 1 Study

New RNA Therapies for Glioblastoma from Small Phase 1 Study

Glioblastoma (GBM) in children and adults is a deadly brain tumor with a poor prognosis. Current treatment includes surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible, followed by radiation and chemotherapy. Unfortunately, most patients still experience tumor growth despite the treatment and have a median survival of less than two years.  Immunotherapy has shown success in the treatment of other types of tumors, but that success has been elusive with malignant brain tumors, such as GBM. However, new ribonucleic acid (RNA) based immunotherapy is showing promise in treatment for GBM. Rally-funded researcher Elias Sayour, MD, PhD, and his team at the University of Florida recently published exciting discoveries focusing on the utilization of RNA dendritic cell (DC) vaccines and RNA nanoparticle therapies in the treatment of GBM. RNA-based therapies offer clear advantages over other...

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Big Data and Childhood Cancer Research

Big Data and Childhood Cancer Research

After being born and living in Turkey my whole life, I came to the US for college to study biological sciences at the University of Chicago. When the laboratory research internship I found for the summer of my first year was cancelled due to COVID-19, I joined a resume match program of my school’s Career Advancement Office, which matched students with employers based on experience and preferences. It was initially through this program that I matched with the Pediatric Cancer Data Commons (PCDC) and started working as their undergraduate summer intern. Later, this internship extended into a part-time job, and I worked with them for nearly a year. Previously in high school, I had worked with a non-profit organization called Cancer Warriors (Kanser Savaşçıları) for more than a year. Through this organization, I had visited the pediatric hematology and oncology departments of an...

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September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2021

September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2021

This September, we have so many amazing things planned for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We are incredibly excited for you to join us as we raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. Keep checking back to see what new events are added. All Month: 46 Faces of Rally 46 Faces of Rally honors the 46 children who are diagnosed with cancer every school day. The fundraiser is a powerful way for Rally Kids and their families to use their collective voices. Throughout the month, they...

read more
Childhood Cancer Facts

Childhood Cancer Facts

We want to give you the childhood cancer facts, so you know what that inspire us to Rally On towards our goal of finding better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and ultimately cures for kids that have cancer. Childhood Cancer Facts Childhood cancer is the #1 disease killer of kids in America. Every school day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer. 1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. will not survive. Approximately 1 in 264 children in the U.S. will develop cancer...

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Dean’s Reflections – August 2021

Dean’s Reflections – August 2021

Hi Friends, Can you believe the kids are already back in school?  Summer flew by! It is great to see some normalcy returning. I mean, who wants to miss another season of college football? I’ll be honest: this summer was a rough patch with our Rally Kids. Too many relapses and too many kids earning their angel wings. But, there was great news too! Rally Kids finishing treatment and ringing the bell, some moving onto survivorship clinic and plenty of Rally Kids graduating from high school and...

read more
Dean’s Reflections – June 2021

Dean’s Reflections – June 2021

Hi Friends, The Rally Team came to me with an idea. And you know at Rally, if there is one thing we like, it is new ideas! They wanted to do a quarterly newsletter that would be concise and let Rally, our community as a whole, know what was happening. They asked me if they could call it Dean’s Reflections. I personally think Rally Reflections would have been better, but I finally agreed. So welcome to the first Dean’s Reflections. My first reflection is looking back on 2020 and at the first...

read more
New RNA Therapies for Glioblastoma from Small Phase 1 Study

New RNA Therapies for Glioblastoma from Small Phase 1 Study

Glioblastoma (GBM) in children and adults is a deadly brain tumor with a poor prognosis. Current treatment includes surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible, followed by radiation and chemotherapy. Unfortunately, most patients still experience tumor growth despite the treatment and have a median survival of less than two years.  Immunotherapy has shown success in the treatment of other types of tumors, but that success has been elusive with malignant brain tumors, such as GBM....

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Big Data and Childhood Cancer Research

Big Data and Childhood Cancer Research

After being born and living in Turkey my whole life, I came to the US for college to study biological sciences at the University of Chicago. When the laboratory research internship I found for the summer of my first year was cancelled due to COVID-19, I joined a resume match program of my school’s Career Advancement Office, which matched students with employers based on experience and preferences. It was initially through this program that I matched with the Pediatric Cancer Data Commons...

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