Unravel Pediatric cancer ... until there is a cure

Unravel Pediatric Cancer is a US based not-for-profit organisation working to spread knowledge about the realities of childhood cancer.

They raise funds to:

  • support research that investigates the causes and mechanisms of paediatric cancer;
  • develop more effective and less toxic treatments; and
  • find a cure.

Unravel has produced an infographic to articulate their mission and show some statistics about childhood cancer in the United States.

 

After her daughter was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), Libby Kranz co-founded Unravel. DIPG is a type of brain cancer which doesn’t respond to chemotherapy and is terminal. She recalls:

Her doctor told us the words I will never, ever forget: “There is no cure”

Unravel aims to empower individuals to take action in their own communities so they can fight for change by raising funds and awareness to unravel childhood cancer. They also share personal stories about childhood cancer on their blog.

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Melissa Whitrow

Wow, that is an inspirational video. As research funding becomes increasingly hard to obtain money raised by people like this family that allows researchers to chase novel treatments becomes increasingly important. It would be good to know the research funding figures for childhood cancer in Australia; 4% is often quoted from the US but I have never heard the fraction of funding here. Does anyone know?

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