Team DVL is walking again in the 8th Annual Hope & Heroes Walk on Sunday, May 21st, 2017for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation Developmental Therapeutics Program (PCFDTP). Overall 75-80% of children diagnosed with cancer will be cured. But that still leaves too many children for whom our standard therapies are NOT succeeding. The PCFDTP offers over 30 clinical trials of new agents and is the only National Cancer Institute recognized site in the New York Tri-state area to offer Children's Oncology Group sponsored clinical trials of the newest drugs to children with cancer. In addition to being a TOP ENROLLING PROGRAM in the country, we also offer a specialized brand of care with lots of heart!
Our clinical trials are applied with precision. With the help of philanthropic partners, the PIPseq initiative now expanded to enable every child in NYC to have their tumor sequenced regardless of their ability to pay. Sequencing allows us to discover the biological pathways that drive growth and metastasis. We hope this strategy will allow us to direct patients to therapies tha are more effective and less toxic. Tumor may also be implanted into mouse avatars so that new therapies can be tested in the individualized mouse model prior to reaching the patient. Unfortunately tomorrows's technology requires an investment today. In order for our new program to succeed and our fundraising goals to be met, we need your help!
Last year we raised over $25,000. This year, our Team Fundraising Goal is $30,000.The Hope & Heroes Children's Cancer Fund exclusively supports the Division of Hematology, Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation at Columbia University Medical Center, one of the largest and most distinguished pediatric oncology programs in the United States. We are known for comprehensive and compassionate care, including complementary medicine and the newest therapies. For more information, visit www.HopeandHeroes.org.