Research Advance in Australia?

Here is a link to an interesting news story which aired on ABC News in Australia.  It documents new findings in the treatment for glioblastoma multiforme tumor cases. The Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) feels that they could go to clinical trials within a few years.  We love hopeful stories to start off the weekend. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-12/scientists-discover-new-brain-cancer-treatment/4513914

Cost of Cancer Drugs

We’d like to hear your comments about this interesting article.  Should there be parity in the costs of oral vs. intravenous drugs for cancer treatments? http://www.cancernetwork.com/blog/cheerful-oncologist/content/article/10165/2125634 Dr. Hildreth is a medical oncologist in private practice and has his own blog.  Making Headway doesn’t know Dr. Hildreth.  We just found this article compelling.

Making Headway Foundation Scholarships Available

Making Headway Foundation has announced that it will be accepting Scholarship Applications for The Scott J. Reisser Memorial Scholarship Fund from pediatric brain or spinal cord tumor patients living in the NY, NJ, CT metropolitan areas.  Applicants must be able to show documentation that they have been accepted to a 4 or 2 year college […]

Do you deduct your non cash contributions correctly?

Here is a link to a good article from Forbes.  If you donate to charity using non-cash means, you may want to read this. http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2013/01/22/deductible-really-most-taxpayers-flub-donation-reporting/ Image is copyrighted by Toons4Biz

NYU’s Unprecedented Disaster Response

Here is a link to NYU’s recent “news & views” which tells the story of their call to action following Hurricane Sandy.  We thought you might be interested in reading it. http://communications.med.nyu.edu/publications/news-views/novemberdecember-2012  

National Day of Service

Monday is a National Day of Service to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King.  It’s a day we look outward to find ways to help others. Personally, some of the most rewarding and cherished times of my life have come while volunteering to help others.   So, how will you participate in a selfless […]

New Research Collaboration for Pediatric Tumors

We always like to see researchers collaborate! http://www.research.chop.edu/childhood-brain-tumors-at-center-of-new-research-collaboration/

Turn the White House Gold??

Here is a petition to light the White House for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month (September).  Sounds like a great way to shed light on the cause (pun intended).

Making Headway Named Merchant of the Week

Special thanks to Rob Greenstein and the Chappaqua Millwood Chamber of Commerce as well as New Castle NOW for featuring Making Headway Foundation as the Merchant of the Week! http://www.newcastlenow.org/index.php/article/new_merchant_of_the_week_making_headway_foundation

Talking to children about having a brain tumor

Here is some good advice on how to talk to children about having a brain tumor. Thank you to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for this. Just click the image to go to the article.      

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