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What Is Ewing Sarcoma?

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
March 9, 2018

What is Ewing sarcoma?


Jason Yustein, M.D., Ph.D., a St. Baldrick’s Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, explains Ewing sarcoma symptoms, treatment options, and research opportunities.

What is Ewing sarcoma?

Ewing sarcoma is a type of childhood cancer that is most frequently found in children and adolescents between the ages of 10 and 20 years old.

Ewing sarcoma — the second most common bone cancer after osteosarcoma — often originates in the long, large bones of the body, including the hip, thigh, shin, chest, and arm bones.

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What Is St. Baldrick’s?

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 23, 2018

What is the St. Baldrick’s Foundation?

Nope, it’s not a foundation started by a saint with the unfortunate nickname “Bald Rick.”

St. Baldrick’s is a charity with a funny name that does one thing and does it well.

We fund grants for childhood cancer research through head-shaving events and other fundraisers across the globe, so kids with cancer can live long, healthy lives.

What is St. Baldrick's?

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A Peek Behind the Scenes: The St. Baldrick’s Grant and Scientific Review Process

by Becky C. Weaver, Chief Mission Officer, St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 18, 2017
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Top: St. Baldrick’s researcher Akiko Shimamura (left) in her lab with a colleague at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. During her St. Baldrick’s-supported study, Dr. Shimamura studied a rare group of inherited bone marrow disorders that are associated with heightened risk of cancer. Bottom: Based at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, St. Baldrick’s researcher Scott Kachlany tested a new therapeutic agent for kids with ALL during his St. Baldrick’s-supported study.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation makes a bold statement: We support the most promising childhood cancer research, wherever it takes place.  And because we grant more childhood cancer research than any non-government funder, it’s crucial that those dollars go to the right projects. But how do we pick the right projects?

Rising to that challenge is a widely respected grant application and scientific review process created by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

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5 Facts About Childhood Cancer Survivors

by Jonathan Fish, M.D.
September 29, 2017

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Dr. Fish is a St. Baldrick’s Scholar at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York. His research focuses on improving the health of childhood cancer survivors.

1. Over 80% of children diagnosed with cancer will be cured, joining the growing population of long-term childhood cancer survivors.

Thanks to advances in chemotherapy, radiation and surgical techniques, more children and adolescents are being cured of cancer every year. There were ~380,000 survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer in the United States as of 2010, and that number is expected to exceed 500,000 by the year 2020.

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What Is Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)?

by Adam Green, M.D.
September 22, 2017

What is DIPG
Dr. Green is a St. Baldrick’s Scholar at the University of Colorado. He explains DIPG symptoms, treatment, and how research is helping kids with this type of childhood cancer.

What is DIPG?

DIPG stands for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. It is a type of high-grade glioma, a brain tumor that comes from cells called glia that surround, protect, and otherwise support the nerve cells in the brain.

DIPG is always found in the brainstem. This part of the brain controls many basic functions like breathing and swallowing, as well as muscles that help with speech and eye movements.

It is most common in elementary school-aged children, but it can affect children of any age.

Learn more about childhood cancer >

About 250 kids in the U.S. are diagnosed with DIPG each year.

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A Force For Good: St. Baldrick’s + The Children’s Oncology Group

by Becky C. Weaver, Chief Mission Officer, St. Baldrick's Foundation
September 15, 2017

In the world of childhood cancer research, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) are two superheroes, teaming up to use their complementary strengths to save lives.

Dr. Mary Lou Schmidt with her patient, Isaac

Dr. Mary Lou Schmidt decorates pumpkins with her patient, Isaac, and his mom. Isaac is on a Children’s Oncology Group clinical trial that’s part of a unique tri-institutional clinical trial program in Chicago that’s supported by St. Baldrick’s.

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A Letter to You, From David’s Mom and Dad

by Susan and Tom Heard
September 12, 2017

Ever wonder if your contributions make a real difference? That money you donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation – did it really accomplish anything?

David with his mom Susan at an event

David squeezes his mom, Susan, tight during a fundraising event.

Let us tell you about our son, David.

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What You Should Know About Childhood Cancer [INFOGRAPHIC]

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
September 6, 2017

Childhood cancer is real, and it affects thousands of kids and families around the world every year. If you’re interested in joining the fight against childhood cancer, there are a few realities you should know:

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5 Ways Your Business Can Conquer Kids’ Cancer in September

by Robyn Raphael, Director of Corporate Relations
September 1, 2017

Every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. That means 25,000 kids around the world will hear the words “you have cancer” this month alone.

Top fundraiser Corey Hutchinson gets a little taken off the top during a head-shaving event at this year’s Tech Tackles Cancer fundraiser in Palo Alto, California.

But there’s hope. Did you know that the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants in the world?

And this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we are inviting you to join us. Your corporation can help fund life-saving research, wherever it takes place, so kids can lead long and healthy lives.

Here are 5 easy ways your business can take childhood back from cancer.

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What Is Neuroblastoma?

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
September 1, 2017
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What is neuroblastoma?

Neuroblastoma is a type of childhood cancer that develops in nerve tissue outside of the central nervous system. It usually begins in the adrenal gland on top of the kidney, but it can be found anywhere along the spine.

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