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This is where you’ll find current news articles, kids stories and research news about pediatric cancer and other rare diseases. We’ll also keep you informed on what’s happening at Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

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Infant leukemia: A team approach

| Among all childhood cancers, leukemia in infancy is rare and challenging for researchers and doctors tasked with understanding causes and…Read More

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

| September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to honor and remember children and families affected by these rare…Read More

The facts about osteosarcoma

| Osteosarcoma is a malignant tumor that begins in the bone. Although they can arise in any of the more than…Read More


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Dueling Charity 5K

Saturday, April 4
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Sunday, April 5
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Care Partners Recognition Event

Tuesday, April 14
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Looking through new eyes: A father’s perspective on his son’s cancer

| On March 16, 2010, as my wife Kelly, our parents and our sweet little 22-month-old sat in an exam room at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, we received a diagnosis that shocked us all. Our son James had a cancerous tumor growing in his left eye- a cancer none of us had ever heard of before or even knew…Read More

Why I don’t daydream about my children’s futures

| I don’t daydream about my children’s futures.  I don’t envision them getting older, wearing prom dresses or tuxes. I don’t see my daughter in a white wedding gown. I don’t see my son behind the wheel. In fact, I don’t even buy my children clothes the next size up. Now, I am not saying that these things will or…Read More

Living with Late Effects- Part Three

| A week later, I followed up with the urologist. There had been no mistake. I was infertile. My wife and I would never share the joy of having a child who looked just like us. All of our visions about our children and family together had become a shattered piece of glass. When I…Read More

Living with Late Effects- Part Two

| Cancer was now behind me, and my focus shifted to a future without oncologists, CT scans and specialists. For the first time in five years I looked at myself not as a “cancer kid,” but rather an 18-year-old who had his whole future ahead of him. After graduating high school, I attended Northwestern College in Minnesota where I planned to…Read More

Research Snapshot: Donations are making osteosarcoma research fly higher

| Just two years ago, Zach Sobiech inspired millions with his hit song Clouds and his story on the documentary series My Last Days. Today, his legacy flourishes through the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund, which has helped make significant progress in understanding the cause of this devastating bone cancer and how to better treat it. Currently, four research projects are…Read More

Living with Late Effects- Part One

| Before I was diagnosed with choiriocarcinoma (germ cell cancer) at age 13, the physician asked me a lot of strange questions: “Have you lost weight? Do you have frequent nosebleeds? Do you sweat a lot at night? Any strange aches or pains?”  After I told him about my stomach aches for the past year, he nodded his head and showed…Read More

How my son’s cancer made me the student

| The innocence of children had never been something I had thought about at any great length.  Of course our children are innocent. They don’t know anything different than their own little microcosm within which they live.  That is, until they are shoved into an adult world, and even then, the grace with which they handle situations beyond their years…Read More

Courage, Joy and Shampoo Mohawks

| Related articles: Research Snapshot: Is double really better?The old adage goes that more is better, but according to a new study proposed by Dr. John Wagner, Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist at the University of Minnesota, it isn’t quite so when it comes to cord-blood transplants… Read MoreRead More

How childhood cancer saved my marriage

| When tragedy strikes it’s like you’re under a magnifying glass—especially your marriage. All the little problems, dislikes and concerns you have about your spouse get enormous, loud and ugly. They consume your thoughts, sit heavily in your chest and cause doubt, anger and fear. If left untouched, they will win and your marriage will be in jeopardy. The confusing…Read More

Being the Bear

| Hello, I’m C.C. Bear! First of all, I would like to thank my helper for typing all of this up for me. Opposable thumbs are something I think you humans take for granted!  Before I was hired by Children’s Cancer Research Fund last September, they said I had the right personality for the job. They pointed out that I’m…Read More

Research Snapshot: Is double really better?

| Related articles: Courage, Joy and Shampoo MohawksAt the beginning of my cancer journey, I had no idea that the experience would make me evolve into a greater person. My body may now be riddled in scars from a hard time that I will never forget. I may always have… Read MoreRead More

How a sea turtle helped me grieve

| Related articles: Courage, Joy and Shampoo MohawksAt the beginning of my cancer journey, I had no idea that the experience would make me evolve into a greater person. My body may now be riddled in scars from a hard time that I will never forget. I may always have… Read MoreRead More

Late Effects: A Mother’s Voice

| Related articles: Courage, Joy and Shampoo MohawksAt the beginning of my cancer journey, I had no idea that the experience would make me evolve into a greater person. My body may now be riddled in scars from a hard time that I will never forget. I may always have… Read MoreRead More

Letter from a Cancer Survivor

| Battling cancer has changed my life. It’s safe to say that I would not be the person I am today without undergoing this beast. There isn’t a day that goes by that I do not think about cancer and how fortunate I am to be here. When I was just thirteen months old I was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma…Read More

The 34th annual Dawn of a Dream: “Brave”

| Courage abounded at the 34th annual Dawn of a Dream as 800 guests gathered for one of the most memorable events yet. Taking place at the downtown Minneapolis Depot, this year’s theme was “Brave,” a word that not only describes the patients, families and researchers who battle cancer every day, but also the generous guests who helped raise more than…Read More

Older Articles

| Closing the gap between hope and cures

| Community & Family Celebration 2014

| How you’re helping solve graft v. host disease, Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia

| Transforming the Transplant: How Research Changes the Leukemia Journey

| Picnic of Hope 2014

| A portrait of Zach Sobiech

| 140 Invitational Golf Tournament

| Glamorama 2014

| New grant helps connect moms of children with cancer

| Time to Fly 2014

| Glamorama, “Fashion Rocks” on August 1st

| 9th Annual Cancer Survivorship Conference

| Surviving the Roller Coaster of Life: A Cancer-Dad and Widower Tells How

| Just Imagine 2014

| Pediatric Brain Tumor Research at the University of Minnesota

| Date For Life

| Survivors of childhood cancer at significant risk for heart disease

| Unrelated charities

| Care Partner of the Month - January

| Support through air miles

| KS95 for Kids® Radiothon and Ryan and Shannon’s Largest “Clouds” Choir

| “Clouds” Choir at Mall of America honoring the memory of Zach Sobiech

| Give to the Max Day Results

| The 33rd annual Dawn of a Dream: “Bringing Life to Dreams”

| Announcing the upcoming ‘Dawn of a Dream’ Dream Maker Awards

| A Whole New Ball Game

| QuietDrive releases single and video “Even When I’m Gone”

| Zach Sobiech’s family to present check for $568,704 to the University of Minnesota

| September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

| The 10th Annual 140 Invitational Golf Tournament

| Telemarketing Complaints

| Glamorama 2013 “Fashion in a new light”

| ‘Kicking Cancer’ at Schwan’s USA Cup 2013

| Laura Sobiech pens a memoir about her son Zach

| Married in the Mourning

| Update on Laura Goering, 2012 Glamorama Ambassador

| Time to Fly 2013

| Regents Professor awarded Land-Grant Chair in Pediatric Oncology

| Summer Intern Bio: Alex Goering

| Summer Intern Bio: Megan Van Dusartz

| New research identifies genetic variants associated with osteosarcoma

| Zach Sobiech on Billboard’s Hot 100

| Internet hit dies, speaks from ‘Clouds’

| Zach Sobiech: Celebrities serenade dying teenager his farewell song “Clouds”

| Sheryl Crow, Cirque du Soleil at Glamorama 2013