Children with High Grade Brain Tumors will be able to Receive Cutting-edge Oncolytic Virus Therapy

The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation (The B+ Foundation) and Solving Kids’ Cancer (SKC) presented a check for $208,500 to Dr. Matthias Gromeier and Dr. Eric Thompson at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, to co-fund an exciting new immunotherapy trial for children with deadly brain tumors.

The Launch of an International Immunotherapy Trial for Children with Brain Tumors

A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure Foundation, Solving Kids’ Cancer, and the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation announce their joint financial support of a Phase 1 clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of combination checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of children with brain tumors.

SKC Formally Appeals NICE Decision

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) heard an appeal led by Solving Kids’ Cancer (SKC) against its recent decision to deny children in the UK treatment that is proven to significantly increase the chance of survival for children diagnosed with an aggressive childhood cancer, neuroblastoma.

Access to Cures Should Have No Borders

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.

Armed T-cells with BiTE Antibodies – An SKC Project Update

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.

RACE for Children Act

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.

Highlights from the 2016 Spring Celebration Gala

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.

With the Passing of Lila May, Tutu Trot Benefits Other Children with Cancer

The third annual Lila May Tutu Trot took place in Hood River but this year’s Tutu Trot, sadly, was missing its princess.

Accelerating Research For Pediatric Brain Tumors

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.