Prominent Cancer Researchers Gather in Cincinnati for First Pediatric Cancer Brain Symposium | Events
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - International cancer research organizations will join forces to create the first ever “homerun cure” pediatric brain cancer symposium in the U.S. on March 18 and 19, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
A collective effort two years in the making, the DIPG.org Pediatric Brain Cancer Symposium will convene with over 70 attendees from more than seven countries in pursuit of new strategies in pediatric brain cancer research – a cause that many experts believe will result in new opportunities for cures to all types of cancer, both adult and pediatric.
This revolutionary collaborative meeting will showcase both the best and most innovative cancer research proposed worldwide and will feature more than 20 of the most influential cancer researchers in this field. The meeting represents not only a collaborative educational seminar but the first in a series of symposiums that will seek to advance cancer strategies in a multi-disciplinary manner with the support of funding garnered from approximately 20 foundations and families who will attend this meeting.
Started as a unique partnership between The Cure Starts Now Foundation, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago, the DIPG.org Symposium has quickly gained attention as one of the premier collaboratives within the pediatric brain cancer community. “This represents our very best chance of advancing cancer research decades into the future by capturing the homerun spirit that originally cured so many cancers over 50 years ago. Too often, we tend to fight cancer as individual diseases, ignoring both the commonalities and the very experts that see possibilities and cure strategies that can affect all cancers, and thereby affect us all,” says Keith Desserich, Chairman and Co-Founder of The Cure Starts Now Foundation, “this is our way of changing the face of cancer research and saving lives.”
The Cure Starts Now Foundation is one of the first foundations to focus on such a “homerun strategy” to cancer research, gaining worldwide recognition by families and other cancer organizations for its focus on revolutionary new strategies for cancer research. Inspired by their daughter, Elena Desserich, Brooke and Keith Desserich devoted their efforts to unifying families and organizations worldwide towards this fight. Today, just under four years later, The Cure Starts Now has 20 chapters worldwide and the book that the Desserich’s published about their daughter (“Notes Left Behind”) that benefits the charity has attracted the support of millions as a New York Times Bestseller translated into over 20 languages worldwide.
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