The Blog

The Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute was created with one aim: to make childhood cancer universally survivable, regardless of diagnosis.

Friends of the Lab: Meet Ward Kirschbaum

Friends of the Lab: Meet Ward Kirschbaum

We have the opportunity to meet and work with some amazing people here at cc-TDI! Over the coming months, we will be highlighting some of these fabulous people so you can get to know them better... like Ward! Meet Ward My name is Ward Kirschbaum, and I am a...

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Kyla McCullough Gift Fund Fuels Our Research

Kyla McCullough Gift Fund Fuels Our Research

We are so grateful for the generous support from the Kyla McCullough Gift Fund that enabled us to secure a second tissue culture hood! Tissue and cell culture is a major part of our work, so the sterile tissue culture hood is probably one of the most important pieces...

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Joy and inspiration on our own front door!

Joy and inspiration on our own front door!

It's hard not to smile when you walk through the door of the cc-TDI lab. We are so grateful for the amazing artwork of Portland artist Gary Hirsch (BotJoy.com) that adorns our entrance and makes us take a moment to think "what does inspire me." Gary's Bots are small...

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Be a part of our “Wall of Why”

At cc-TDI, we want to make childhood cancer universally survivable, and we are creating a wall in the lab that will stand as an ongoing reminder of WHY we do the work that we do. This wall of interlocking hexagon tiles is the first thing you will see when you walk...

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Welcoming Molly!

We are excited to welcome Molly Lindquist to the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute as our interim Executive Director. Molly is a mom and breast cancer survivor, and also founded Consano, a 501(c)(3) crowdfunding platform for medical research, after her...

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Open Science Forum: The DIPG Tumor Cell Hotel

This is the weekly blog update of a joint effort by Storm the Heavens and cc-TDI to find a treatment for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).  Please bookmark this page, and visit weekly! about DIPG Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is the greatest unmet...

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Friday Spotlight featuring Cora!

Friday Spotlight featuring Cora!

Happy Friday! With another week in the books, it’s time for another Friday Spotlight with a member of the cc-TDI team: Cora. Cora first joined the staff as a summer intern in 2015, where she researched available resources for a brain tumor. After graduating, we were...

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Introducing Cason Carter!

Introducing Cason Carter!

Before kick-starting a great weekend, we are excited to announce that we have recruited a new member to the cc-TDI Board of Directors. We are so proud of the cc-TDI Board of Directors – each member brings strong expertise in various fields as well as incredible...

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