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05.21.2012

Challenging the dogma about deadly brain stem gliomas

 Dr. Mark Kieran, director of the Brain Tumor Program at Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center, has launched a clinical trial that takes advantage of the last 40 years' worth of advances in neurosurgery and in our understanding of biology of cancer to personalize DIPG treatment.

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02.21.2012

Rare type of brain cancer is losing battle for children

Doctors say the rarity of DIPG tumors and the location in the brain make it hard to advance the science. To wit, there is little funding for research around the country.

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01.30.2012

Genetic breakthrough for brain cancer in children

An international research team led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC) has made a major genetic breakthrough that could change the way pediatric cancers are treated in the future. The researchers identified two genetic mutations responsible for up to 40 per cent of glioblastomas in children - a fatal cancer of the brain that is unresponsive to chemo and radiotherapy treatment. The mutations were found to be involved in DNA regulation, which could explain the resistance to traditional treatments, and may have significant implications on the treatment of other cancers.  

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01.30.2012

The Big Fat Westside Wedding featured on Good Company

Prayers from Maria event, The Big Fat Westside Wedding was featured on Channel 3's Good Company, Monday, January 30th, 2012.

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07.12.2011

Children's Glioma Cancer Foundation "Sunflower Soiree"

For the fourth straight year the Sunflower Soiree was highly successful and helped raise money for the Prayers From Maria foundation. To get a full recap on how the charity event went, click here.

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07.06.2011

Local Culinary Events Raise Funds for Prayers From Maria

West Life newspaper previews the fourth annual Sunflower Soiree. The charity festival featured celebrity chefs, live music, and plenty of food. To read the full preview, click here.

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10.01.2010

West Shore Magazine Spotlights the Sunflower Soiree

West Shore Magazine features photos and a recap from 2010's highly successful Sunflower Soiree. See more.

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05.12.2010

Broadview Heights: Marathon runner raising money for personal cause

Last year, Rich Figer, on a red-eye flight back to Cleveland suffered a concussion and went to an urgent care center to get  it checked out after feeling nauseous.  Doctors found a mass, and diagnosed Rich with a low-grade glioma. While registering for the Rite-Aid Cleveland Marathon, Rich and his wife, Erin learned about Prayers from Maria Foundation!  WKYC did a great spot on Rich.  Click here to view the video http://www.wkyc.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=85249977001

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12.31.2009

Women's Journal Interviews Megan McNamara

Womens Journal recently did a feature on the Prayers From Maria foundation and interviewed one of the founders, Megan McNamara. Read the full interview here.

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