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Mark W. Kieran, MD, PhD Chairman - Prayers From Maria Foundation Medical/Scientific Advisory Board Clinical Trial Lead for Pediatric Cancer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boston, MA Read More


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Best Treatments For Long-term Survival In Brain Tumor Patients Identified

ScienceDaily — A new Mayo Clinic study found that patients with low-grade gliomas survived longest when they underwent aggressive surgeries to successfully remove the entire tumor.

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Brain Tumor Gene Mutations Discovered in Early Childhood Cases

Medical News Today - New research from the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Washington University was able to identify several gene mutations in the brain that have not previously been identified with cancer. Study leader Suzanne Baker and colleagues found that 78 percent of DIPG tumors display changes in the histone H3 family of proteins, a genetic code that helps produce proteins that package DNA inside of cells. Disruptions in these procedures contribute to the development of cancer, Medical News Today said.

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The Story of David & Zach

Check out this AMAZING story about David and Zach who are running the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon in honor of son/brother, Josh. They are part of the Sunflower Striders in support of the Prayers from Maria Children's Glioma Cancer Foundation. Thanks to Think Media Studios for such an inspirational video!

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Prayers from Maria Announces New Executive Director

Prayers from Maria has selected Rachael Russo Stalzer, J.D. as its inaugural exectutive director.

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Friends of Melana makes an impact

Prayers From Maria's partner charity, Friends of Melana, makes an impact in the fight against children's brain cancer.

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Scientists find potential drug targets in deadly pediatric brain tumors

The research that Prayers from Maria has funded at Dana Farber Cancer Institute has discovered promising findings.

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Marine Corps Marathon Launches 2014 Charity Partner Registration

Runners have the opportunity to garner support and increase awareness for the 86 charitable organizations partnered with the 39th Marine Corps Marathon, and Prayers from Maria is one of those charities!

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Ramona's Kids: Fighting cancer one cupcake at a time

Ten-year-old Maddie Gentzel of Westlake is featured as one of Ramona's Kids on 19Action News for her "Cupcakes for Cancer Fundraiser". 

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The Observer features "Cupcakes for Cancer" Creator

Holly Lane Elementray school fourth-grader Maddie Gentzel created a company that makes and sells cupcakes to help kids with cancer.

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Sunflower Soiree selected for Black Tie Award

Currents Magazine names the Sunflower Soiree to the Black Tie Awards 13 Best Benefits of 2013.

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