ISF Funds Frontline MIBG Therapy with the Children’s Oncology Group

In this picture is Isabella in MIBG therapy at CHOPT in Philadelphia. Isabella not only received this as a end of life treatment instead of a frontline therapy… she had to travel away from her home and family to receive it. This will be a game changer for kids fighting.

In 2016, funded a Frontline MIBG Therapy project with the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). The purpose of this project was to determine the effectiveness of pulling MIBG therapy, which was traditionally used as an end of life treatment, to the frontline of therapy for children with high-risk Neuroblastoma. We are excited to announce, thanks to your donations – this trial is ready for children across the country. Starting in August of 2018, the COG will start the process of enrolling over 800 children with high-risk Neuroblastoma and will enroll children over the next 3 years. Tomorrow night, Dr. Peter Adamson, Chair of the Children’s Oncology Group, will be with us here is Charlotte to speak at a private event about the advancement of the program. Can’t wait to share more updates.

This is great news for Charlotte because as you know, ISF has agreed to fund the creation of a MIBG at Levine Children’s Hospital! We are inching towards our goal of $1 MILLION DOLLARS and anticipate breaking ground in 2018. What this means is that in just one year, our local children will benefit from a trial that YOU supported in a room that YOU built. This trial hopes to reduce the number of children who relapse and reduce the burden of late effects of therapy. Amazing.

This is due to your support. So thank you. Children of Charlotte thank you.

We were so proud to have been able to donate a total of $175,000 to the COG through three of their children’s cancer trials and programs.  Learn more about the programs YOU helped us fund through the COG.