See also our related blog for the Pediatric Preclinical Testing Initiative.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Suresh's Cover!

Congratulations to Suresh whose multi-modal molecular imaging is the cover of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics ! The broader description of this study is that we can now investigate rhabdomyosarcoma tumor cell interactions with the blood vessels and the immune system... using optical imaging, and without the interference of, well, hair!  

Many congratulations again to co-first authors Bev and Marcia, as well as Suresh!
[ For the abstract, click here ]   

Jackson's Ride the Gorge

This past weekend we had the good fortune to participate in Jackson's Ride the Gorge in Hood River, OR.  This fundraiser honors the memory of 12 year-old Jackson Hill who battled osteosarcoma and inspired the beautiful ride through the Columbia Gorge.  The money raised is used for increasing awareness and supporting research for sarcoma, a cancer of the connective tissue.  We found ourselves humbled by the number of people who rode (300!) or volunteered (over 70!) to make this event happen and were delighted to have the opportunity to provide aide at rest stops and at the finish line alongside them. 

It is safe to say that we have been moved by the enthusiasm and dedication of all involved and intend to participate (we hope as riders!) in the years to come.
(photos and text by Elaine, who with Audra volunteered at The Dalles support station)