If you are age 50 or older, you can be a Hero by donating a story from your
childhood or youth. A team of writers has volunteered to interview and/or
edit stories from “yesterday’s children”, in order to create a book of the
collected stories. Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to
the Scott Carter Foundation in the hopes of making healthier childhoods for
tomorrow’s children. The writers are looking for *Baby Boomers and
Before*(those born before 1963 or thereabouts) childhood and youth
stories – stories that are typical of their place and time, describe a fun
childhood/youth adventure, is humorous, is a warm fuzzy memory, taught a
life lesson, is just fun to tell, OR all of the above. The story doesn’t
have to be anything dramatic. The writing team will self-publish the
collection of stories in a book which they will sell and then donate the
proceeds to the Foundation. If you would like more information please
contact Nancy Fowler, lead writer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two SCF fellows were recently published in the May 1, 2011 edition of Clinical Cancer Research. Koichi Nishijo and Jinu Abraham co-authored the study of IL-4 Receptor as a therapeutic target in rhabdomyosarcoma. We are so proud of the research that our fellows continue to do each year. You can view this publication online.
The Scott Carter Foundation has funded a study in which researchers at Oregon Health & Science University, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital have defined the cell-of-origin for rhabdomyosarcoma, or muscle cancer. Dr. Charles Keller, whose fellowship was funded by The Scott Carter Foundation, was the principal investigator of the study. Read the Cure Search Spring Newsletter to learn more!
Also included in the spring newsletter is a spotlight article on Dr. Keller. Dr. Keller is a huge proponent of children’s cancer research and a friend to The Scott Carter Foundation. You can learn more about his research here.