Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Helped to Fund One of the Top 100 Scientific Discoveries of 2011
Over 25% of kids diagnosed with cancer do not survive because of a lack of effective therapies, and the reason for the lack of therapies is very simple: lack of funding.
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer recently helped to fund a research study that was named in Discover Magazine as one of the top 100 discoveries in 2011. In fact, this breakthrough discovery ranked number 10 out of 100. The new therapy discovered by Oncologist David Porter turns leukemia patients’ own cells into cancer assassins. It may one day help fight other cancers, too.
Last August Porter reported in The New England Journal of Medicine that within a month they had driven the cancers in two of three leukemia patients into remission. “What we couldn’t do with chemotherapy,” Porter says, “we were able to do in four weeks with immune therapy.” The trial opens the door for new therapies for the thousands of people with leukemia and perhaps, down the road, the millions suffering from other cancers. Hundreds of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer supporters across the country helped make this clinical trial possible donating their time and resources by hosting bake sales or making donations.
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Cookies for Kids’ Cancer
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer, the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 18. Through the concept of local bake sales, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides the inspiration and support for individuals, communities, and businesses to help fight pediatric cancer.
- This charity raised $2,652,043 in the past year
- This charity helped over 25 people in the past year
- Helped to fund research that was named by Discover Magazine as one of the top 100 scientific discoveries in 2011 (ranked #10)