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CWRU researcher lands grant to build stealthy brain tumor treatment

A Case Western Reserve Universtiy researcher has received a five-year, $2.82 million National Institutes of Health grant to make, inessence, stealth bombs that slip past the brain's defenses to attack an incurable form of cancer.

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Progress Update from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Under the direction of Mark Kieran, MD, PhD, Director of Pediatric Medical Neuro-Oncology, and Keith Ligon, MD, PhD, Director of Neuro-Oncologic Pathology, Dana-Farber investigators are leading the way in uncovering new information about the biological underpinnings of DIPG and the ultimate aim of improving outcomes for young patients with these tumors.

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Fox 8 Fox Trot: Northeast Ohio can make a difference for families dealing with cancer

Sometimes it's scary to think just how much life can change in the blink of an eye. One area family found out just how true that is after their son was diagnosed with a very serious form of brain cancer.

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See the cancer research being done with money raised from Fox 8 Fox Trot

When it comes to annual cancer funding from the federal goverment, childhood cancer only receives 4 percent of those funds. The McNamaras knew they had to do more after losing their daughter Maria to cancer at age 7. Just last year, Prayers from Maria was able to donate $250,000 to research at Case Western Reserve University Cancer Center.

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Sunflower Soiree to benefit Prayers from Maria

Fox 8's Tracy McCool took a break from the news Friday to host the Sunflower Soiree to benefit Prayers from Maria.

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Sunflower Wine Festival supports Prayers from Maria

The 7th Annual Sunflower Wine Festival in Rocky River features 37 different types of wine and more than 33 craft beers.

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Fox 8 Fox Trot 2015: Father shares story behind "Prayers from Maria"

This year, runners with the 2015 Fox 8 Fox Trot will be running for Prayers from Maria.

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Local father running Fox 8 Fox Trot in honor of son

A local father is running this year's Fox 8 Fox Trot for his son, who was diagnosed with cancer at a very young age.

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Have you signed up for the Fox 8 Fox Trot?

Fox 8 is running for a non-profit organization that is planting seeds of hope for children battling a deadly disease.

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How to contribute to this year's Fox 8 Fox Trot

This year, Fox 8 is offering two donation packages for those who want to contribute to the Fox Trot, but are not able to take part on race day. Proceeds from this race benefit Prayers from Maria.

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