New and Innovative Study Technique for Osteosarcoma Metastasis

New and Innovative Study Technique for Osteosarcoma Metastasis

Osteosarcoma (OS) is a type of cancer that begins in the cells that form bones, and mainly affects teenagers and young adults. In metastatic osteosarcoma, the cancer spreads from the primary bone site to another location, most often the lungs. It can also spread to other bones, the brain or other organs. Currently there are no curative treatments for metastatic osteosarcoma. We urgently need to develop new therapies. To better understand a disease, it is common for tumor research studies to use orthotopic implantation. This method grafts tumor tissue where the disease begins in a mouse model. For osteosarcoma studies that would be in a bone allowing researchers to examine cancer progression more accurately and identify potential drug combinations more reliably. Rally-funded researcher Lindsay Jones Talbot, MD, is a pediatric surgeon, researcher, and instructor at St. Jude Children’s...

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INSTRuCT Database for Rhabdomyosarcoma Impact

INSTRuCT Database for Rhabdomyosarcoma Impact

Rally is proud to be the initial funder for the creation of the INSTRuCT Database with a Consortium Grant to Dr. Sam Volchenboum of the Pediatric Cancer Data Commons (PCDC) at the University of Chicago. Recent advances in genomic medicine look promising in the study of rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS). RMS is a rare soft tissue malignancy primarily diagnosed before adolescence.   RMS studies are historically challenged, given that only approximately 350 patients are diagnosed with RMS each year in the United States and around 700 patients a year in Western Europe. It is challenging to conduct clinical trials of anticancer drugs for the treatment of RMS due to the rarity, its various subtypes and differences in gene mutations. As a solution, the International Soft-Tissue Sarcoma Database Consortium (INSTRuCT) was created through collaboration with the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Soft-Tissue...

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Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian Supports Rally in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian Supports Rally in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

If you've heard of Ed Bastian, you probably know him as the CEO of Delta Air Lines, the leader who led the rescue when they faced bankruptcy and a takeover by rival US Air. He knew the airline's comeback would be a long and arduous affair, so Bastian came up with a visionary proposal. "We told our people that when we succeed — and we were going to succeed — we would share the first fruits of those efforts with them," he said. Bastian delivered on his promise and, on Valentine's Day 2020, paid $1.6 billion in bonuses to all Delta staff — 15% of all profits for 2019. Bastian and his leadership team built the world's top airline on their belief that the tougher the times your organization faces, the closer you need to stick to your purpose. And a huge part of Ed Bastian's personal purpose is found right here at Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research (Rally). In a fascinating...

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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 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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New and Innovative Study Technique for Osteosarcoma Metastasis

New and Innovative Study Technique for Osteosarcoma Metastasis

Osteosarcoma (OS) is a type of cancer that begins in the cells that form bones, and mainly affects teenagers and young adults. In metastatic osteosarcoma, the cancer spreads from the primary bone site to another location, most often the lungs. It can also spread to other bones, the brain or other organs. Currently there are no curative treatments for metastatic osteosarcoma. We urgently need to develop new therapies. To better understand a disease, it is common for tumor research studies to...

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INSTRuCT Database for Rhabdomyosarcoma Impact

INSTRuCT Database for Rhabdomyosarcoma Impact

Rally is proud to be the initial funder for the creation of the INSTRuCT Database with a Consortium Grant to Dr. Sam Volchenboum of the Pediatric Cancer Data Commons (PCDC) at the University of Chicago. Recent advances in genomic medicine look promising in the study of rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS). RMS is a rare soft tissue malignancy primarily diagnosed before adolescence.   RMS studies are historically challenged, given that only approximately 350 patients are diagnosed with RMS each year in the...

read more
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian Supports Rally in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian Supports Rally in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

If you've heard of Ed Bastian, you probably know him as the CEO of Delta Air Lines, the leader who led the rescue when they faced bankruptcy and a takeover by rival US Air. He knew the airline's comeback would be a long and arduous affair, so Bastian came up with a visionary proposal. "We told our people that when we succeed — and we were going to succeed — we would share the first fruits of those efforts with them," he said. Bastian delivered on his promise and, on Valentine's Day 2020, paid...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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