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

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Nobel medal sold... then given back

To read the improbably story of an altruistic gift to science, followed by another gracious gift, see the story by Daniel Dunaief here.   
[ image source is the original news story website ]

Monday, December 8, 2014

Be a Dog's Best Friend

Can finding new treatments for dogs with soft tissue sarcomas also help develop new drugs for children and adults with soft tissue sarcomas?  This possibility is raised by today's publication by collaborator Milan Milovance entitled, Comparative Pathology of Canine Soft Tissue Sarcomas: Possible Models of Human Non-rhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcoma.  Co-authors of this study include Charles, as well as long time collaborator adult sarcoma pathologist, Atiya Mansoor.  [ pictured: undifferentiated sarcoma (also called UPS, or MFH) in dog and human ]  

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Art of Survivorship

This month the collection, "Mother & Son: The Art of a Mom’s Journey through Childhood Cancer with Her Son" will be on display at Tiny’s Coffee 1412 SE 12th Portland, Oregon.  The artist, April, is an advocate for childhood cancer survivorship, her son now thriving after a challenging period with sarcoma.  The mixed media of paint-on-radiograph is accompanied by the history, from a mother's perspective, of the experience.