Exciting Clinical Trial to Treat Children with DIPG

Earlier this year, the NYU Langone Medical Center launched a new clinical trial led by pediatric neuro-oncologist Dr. Sharon Gardner. The trial is exploring the effects of a new drug on children with a class of tumors that contain a devastating mutation, known as H3 K27M. This mutation is associated with one of the most […]

Local High Student and Brain Tumor Survivor, Lucas Sundwall receives college scholarship from the Making Headway Foundation

For the past decade, the Making Headway Foundation has awarded college scholarships to survivors of a childhood brain or spinal cord tumor. This award-winning non-profit organization recently announced 14 winners for this fall, including local student Lucas Sundwall. Lucas is a graduate of Guilford High School, class of 2016 in Guilford, CT. He is a […]

Congress Passes Childhood STAR Act.

After years of advocacy, Congress finally passed the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Treatment Access and Research (STAR) Act. This is one of the most comprehensive childhood cancer bills ever introduced to Congress, and will advance pediatric cancer research and address the ongoing needs of survivors. Making Headway is so proud to have been part of the […]

Raymour & Flanigan has chosen to honor and support Making Headway at a fun, family event this weekend in North Brunswick, NJ. They are hosting a free afternoon of activities, kid’s yoga, face-painting, a photo booth, and more to support our mission. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the fun. – Sunday, April 21st, […]

2018 Spring Show – Airplay

On Sunday April 8, hundreds of families attended a special Broadway Show at the New Victory Theater. One of the many ways that Making Headway works with families is through annual events, like our spring Broadway Show (now in its 22nd year). Each family who attended has a child diagnosed with a brain or spinal […]

Congress approve largest U.S. research spending increase in a decade

From www.sciencemag.org It took an extra 6 months, but Congress has finally completed its work on a spending plan for the 2018 fiscal year, which began last October. And the delay was good news for many federal science agencies.  President Donald Trump today signed into law a $1.3 trillion spending package that largely rejects deep cuts to research agencies proposed […]

Making Headway Winter Newsletter

The Making Headway’s Winter Newsletter is here. – Scholarship Winners, Making Headway Expands Educational Services, New Grants Funded by Making Headway, Fellowship Alumni Update, Events and Activities, Broadway Show for Families, Real Families, Real Impact, and so much more…  

Facts about Childhood CNS Tumors

Today, there are more than 28,000 children (ages 0-19) living with brain or spinal cord tumors, commonly referred to as Central Nervous System (CNS) tumors. Over 2,500 children are diagnosed every year (seven every day). Their lives are changed forever. Treatments for pediatric CNS tumors are limited and they cause more deaths than any other […]

Student Athletes Raises Funds for Cancer Research, Let’s Help

Millennials have been called many things, but they aren’t often acknowledged for their consistent and generous support for charities. This passion to give back is exemplified in the upcoming 4th Annual Greeley All-Athlete Walkathon.  More than a dozen local athletic teams are coming together to support Making Headway and Pediatric/Adolescent cancer research and programs that […]

Making Headway – Patient Story (Carolyn)

Carolyn is a hard-working young woman who is currently a sophomore in high school. She is also a brain tumor survivor and lost her father when she was a young girl. Many brain tumor survivors face difficult challenges as a result of surgeries, treatments, and missed time at school.  Carolyn was experiencing difficulties after she […]

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