Press Release - IRVINE, CA (April 3, 2018) –On Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 24 and 25, the 20th Anniversary Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids Run race weekend was held on the Irvine Valley College campus with contributions totaling over $525,000 to help reach for a cure for pediatric cancer.
We’d like you to meet Dr. Sampurna Chatterjee, Emerging Investigator Grant recipient from Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chatterjee explores reducing side effects of Medulloblastoma, the most common brain tumor in children.
We'd like you to meet Dr. Kathleen Sakamoto, Translational Research Grant recipient. Dr. Sakamoto's hope is to improve the overall survival of children with relapsed leukemia so that they will live healthy and productive lives.
Leading cancer researcher, Alex Huang MD, PhD, has received a $450,000 Basic Science grant from Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation to study targeted approaches for effectively eliminating metastatic osteosarcoma.
Meet Dr. Rishi Lulla and Dr. Amanda Saratsis who are improving treatment options for children with DIPG and other pediatric brain tumors.
Meet Dr. Anat Erdreich-Epstein, Translational Research Grant recipient from Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Her focus in this grant is to better understand the biology of medulloblastomas, the most common malignant brain tumors in children, in order to find new ways to approach its treatment.