“One person can only do so much, but together we can make a difference.”
Michael James Cuccione, 1985 - 2001




Recently Publicised - Media Coverages About Childhood Cancer Research Program

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Improving Survival in Childhood Leukemia

Source: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, April 18, 2014

Dr. Kirk Schultz is finding ways to reduce and predict rejection after bone marrow transplant.

The Evidence Maker: Dr. Kirk Schultz is a pediatric oncologist who studies childhood leukemia. He has a keen interest in finding ways to improve leukemia treatments and reduce the long-term side effects of treatments.

The Question: When chemotherapy fails, blood and marrow transplant (BMT) is the next most effective treatment for childhood leukemia, but unfortunately, it can come at a cost – graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). With GVHD, the immune system attacks the transplanted bone marrow and patients need lifelong treatments to stop the immune system from attacking the implanted bone marrow cells. Dr. Schultz is exploring what treatment strategies can be developed to improve outcomes and reduce side effects – and lead to more targeted and personalized treatments.

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Cancer Immunotherapy

Source: Science Magazine, December 22, 2013

This year marks a turning point in cancer, as long-sought efforts to unleash the immune system against tumors are paying off—even if the future remains a question mark. History's path is unchartable when it's not yet past but present, when we are still standing in the middle of it. That's what made Science's selection of this year’s Breakthrough of the Year such a topic of internal debate, even anxiety. In celebrating cancer immunotherapy-harnessing the immune system to battle tumors-did we risk hyping an approach whose ultimate impact remains unknown? Were we irresponsible to label as a breakthrough a strategy that has touched a tiny fraction of cancer patients and helped only some of them? What do we mean when we call something a breakthrough, anyway?

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Casey has the Wright stuff at Fox tourney

Source: Burnaby Now, September 13, 2013

A diminutive Mountie with an enormous heart got a musical ride of his own when he was serenaded by Michael J. Fox on his birthday. Casey Wright, Burnaby's honorary RCMP Staff Sergeant Major, was the honour guard for Fox last Friday at the opening ceremonies of the Michael J. Fox Golf Tournament.

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Banking on the Future - Today's research to help tomorrow's patients.

Source: The Vancouver Sun, July 12, 2012

Fourteen-year-old Owen Barrett may be too young to care about banking, but he knows that his BioBank donation is one sound investment. Owen, a cancer patient, has voluntarily donated his blood and bone marrow for research as part of BC Children’s Hospital’s new Childhood Cancer and Blood Research (CCBR) BioBank, a part of the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program (MCCCRP). [PDF format, 1.7 MB]

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16 Years Making a Difference

Source: The Province, May 27, 2012

Building The Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program at the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children's Hospital. Our profile was published on The Province newspaper. [PDF format, 800 kb]

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