Tackle Kids Cancer invites you to join us in spreading holiday cheer this season. Though the holidays look different for most of us this year, you can still help us support pediatric patients and their families without leaving your home. Partner with us during this season of giving by shopping our Amazon Wish List. All […]
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The Hackensack Meridian Children’s Cancer Institute launched two new protocols for patients diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) to identify their best treatment options. The new protocols stems from the Children’s Cancer Institute’s (CCI) partnership with the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), an international organization dedicated to pediatric cancer research, and introduces two clinical trials […]
After Megan “Mighty Meg” finished her cancer treatment at the Children’s Cancer Institute last month, she received a special congratulations from an old friend: 2020 FedEx Cup Champion, Dustin Johnson. Megan met Johnson last year at THE NORTHERN TRUST, when she was in the midst of treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). She served as […]
Like many 4-year olds, Mia enjoys Barbies, princesses, Roblox, and playing with her brothers. Also, like many her age during this challenging time, Mia is starting virtual Pre-K this fall. However, unlike her peers, Mia is undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), after being diagnosed in July 2019. Battling cancer during COVID-19 means that […]
The Children’s Cancer Institute at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital has officially launched a new study for children with aggressive brain tumors. The 2-hydroxoleic acid study will advance much-needed research in the area of pediatric brain cancer. In conjunction with the pharmaceutical company Laminar Pharma, and with the support of the Matthew Larson Foundation […]
Five years ago, we began our mission. With only 4% of the national cancer research budget allocated to pediatric cancer, and only three new cancer drugs developed for children in the past twenty years, the team at Hackensack Meridian Health Children’s Cancer Institute recognized the need for a philanthropic program to help increase funding for […]
Gabrielle Peko, once a young patient at the Children’s Cancer Institute, is now a proud recipient of a $25,000 Garden of Dreams Foundation Inspire Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who seek to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. She is one of 14 recipients for this year’s round […]