Dr. Tom Curran // How to Cure Children’s Cancer?
Wednesday, Sep. 20
$5 for Museum Members.
$10 for General Admission.
Wine, beer, soft drinks and appetizers are included with purchase of ticket.
Science Happy Hour appetizers are generously provided by Grimaldi’s Pizzeria.
Dr. Tom Curran of Children’s Mercy Hospital, discusses his incredible story and the unique challenges faced by medical professionals in their fight against children’s cancer. Join us for this exclusive Science Happy Hour event while you enjoy appetizers and beverages.
Introduction by Deliece Hofen, President of Braden’s Hope For Childhood Cancer. Learn more about Braden’s Hope as well some the facts about Childhood Cancer at http://www.bradenshope.org/
Childhood cancer is the #1 killer by disease among children yet it is very overlooked and underfunded. Large organizations such as the American Cancer Society do a lot of good for a lot of people! We are grateful for their efforts but they contribute a very small percentage to childhood cancer research. Only about a half of a penny from every dollar raised by the ACS goes to childhood cancer research.
The problem is that childhood cancers are different than their adult counterparts at a cellular level. Scientists are proving in many cancers that the childhood version is different than the adult version yet we must treat it with adult cancer drugs because they are all we have available to our children! Since 1980, only one drug has been developed for childhood cancer treatments while in that same time over fifty have been developed for adults!
Tom Curran, PhD, FRS, holds the Donald J. Hall Eminent Scholar in Pediatric Research and he serves as the Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer of the Children’s Research Institute, Children’s Mercy, Kansas City. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a Professor of Cancer Biology in the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Curran is responsible for defining the vision and guiding the growth of the Children’s Research Institute into a leading center for pediatric translational research.
Wine provided by Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery, beer, soft drinks and appetizers are included with purchase of ticket.
Science Happy Hour appetizers are generously provided by Grimaldi’s.