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The Fall 2012 issue of IMPACT from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute highlights pediatric brain tumor research made possible by a grant awarded by Prayers From Maria. ...more
Rachael Stalzer from the Big Fat Westside Wedding talks about the charity event benefitting Prayers From Maria and shows off a few "stylish" models to preview the attire for the party. ...more
MOVABLE and the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon announced a partnership to bring the first ever MOVathon to Cleveland. Through the MOVathon, participants will raise money for their choice of four local charities by getting physically active from now until the 2013 marathon on May 19. The MOVathon will benefit Cleveland Clinic Children's Rehab Hospital, OAR-Organization for Autism Research, Prayers From Maria Children's Glioma Cancer Foundation and We Run This City, a youth marathon program. ...more
Be sure to mark your calendars and plan on attending the most entertaining event on the westside of Cleveland.....The Big Fat Westside Wedding date has been set for Saturday, February 23, 2013! Dig out those old bridesmaids gowns you thought you would never wear again and get ready for a fun night, all to benefit children's glioma research! Details on how to buy tickets coming soon. ...more
The Sunflower Wine Festival has received write-in votes leading to a nomination for the Cleveland Business Connects Magazine's Connectors Choice Award in the category of Nonprofit Organization Event of the Year. ...more
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Medical News

ScienceDaily — Scientists seeking to harness the power of the immune system to eradicate brain tumors face two major hurdles: recruiting key immune cells called dendritic cells into areas of the brain where they are not naturally found and helping them recognize tumor cells as targets for attack. ...more
ScienceDaily — Scientists have developed a new drug delivery system that is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier to reach and kill cancer cells in the brain ...more
ScienceDaily — A multi-institutional study led by researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center has found that using chemotherapy alone and delaying or avoiding cranial radiation altogether can be effective in treating pediatric patients with unresectable or progressive low-grade glioma. ...more
ScienceDaily — A chemical called candidaspongiolide (CAN) inhibits protein synthesis but also kills cancer cells by triggering caspase 12-dependent programmed cell death, according to an article in the Aug. 26 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. ...more
ScienceDaily — St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have shown that children under 3 years old who have a brain tumor called diffuse pontine glioma (DPG) appear to have a better outcome than older children with the same cancer. ...more
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