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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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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

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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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Gene Therapy Eliminates Brain Tumors Through Selective Recruitment Of Immune Cells

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.

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Crossing Blood-Brain Barrier: Scientists Develop Drug Delivery System For Brain Cancers, Other Diseases

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

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Pediatric Study Finds Alternatives For Radiation Of Low-grade Brain Tumors

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.

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Natural Chemical From Sea Sponges Induces Death In Cancer Cells Via Unusual Pathway

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.

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Young Age May Give Survival Advantage To Children With Certain Brain Tumors

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.

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Stem Cells: The Role Of Cancer-initiating Cells In Diagnosis And Treatment

ScienceDaily — Recent discoveries about the role of stem cells in cancer have altered the landscape of cancer research. As scientists learn more their cancer-initiating properties, stem cells are emerging as potential therapeutic targets for many types of cancers.

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