The British healthcare system has rejected an FDA/EMA-approved treatment proven to increase survival rates for children with cancer. NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) has rejected access to the drug across the UK, stating cost as the reason. However, when analyzing the real expense on taxpayers, the cost amounts to less than 3 pence per person, per year, in order to give these children access to the life-saving antibody.
This Phase 1 clinical trial is testing a new type of immunotherapy in children with osteosarcoma and neuroblastoma. Read for a brief update on this SKC-funded clinical trial at Karmanos Cancer Institute and MSKCC.
Solving Kids’ Cancer, in conjunction with Kids v Cancer and the broader childhood cancer community, applauds the introduction of the RACE for Children Act by Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Marco Rubio, Representative Michael McCaul, Representative G.K. Butterfield, Representative Chris Van Hollen, and Representative Sean Duffy.
On Monday, May 16th, Solving Kids Cancer held its 7th Annual Spring Celebration honoring Gary Armen, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO of Agenus, who received the Wings of Hope Award. Good Morning America News Anchor, Amy Robach, served as the Mistress of Ceremonies. The event, which raised over $750,000, was hosted by Donna Karan, Gabby Karan De Felice, Bonnie Young, Jan Planit, and Latham Thomas. The 2016 benefit celebrated the renewal of spring and children everywhere. The evening included an award presentation of the Gold Star Award from New York Giant’s athletes, Victor Cruz and Jason Pierre-Paul, to 10 deserving heroes.
The third annual Lila May Tutu Trot took place in Hood River but this year’s Tutu Trot, sadly, was missing its princess.
Meet Dr. Mark Souweidane from Weill Cornell Medical Center and listen in as we interview him and two childhood cancer families about his clinical trial that Solving Kids’ Cancer funded for children with brain tumors.
2015 proved to be a critical year for Solving Kids’ Cancer. Watch as we reflect on all of this year’s accomplishments including the opportunity to ring the closing Nasdaq bell to our exclusive interview with WCBS Radio and Newsweek. Thank you all for a remarkable year!
In honor of September’s National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Bloomingdale’s 59th Street hosted Runway Heroes. A total of 23 childhood cancer fighters and survivors aged 2-12 walked the runway in the Young World department to benefit two pediatric cancer nonprofits.
John London, co-founder of SKC, wanted to scream in frustration. After three years of treatment, doctors suggested that him and his wife took his daughter, Penelope, home to enjoy their remaining time together. Instead, John scanned hundreds of research abstracts seeking new treatments.