CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has been awarded a $205,000 grant for a program that seeks "to find the home run cure for cancer."
The money is from three local cancer research foundations. Those foundations are The Cure
Starts Now Foundation, Jeffrey Thomas Hayden Foundation and The Pray Hope Believe Foundation. DIPG Collaborative, another local cancer group, also contributed.
The money is going to the International DIPG registry. A group of foundations and physicians "who are aspiring to find the home run cure for cancer" started the International DIPG Registry in March 2011, said a statement from The Cure Starts Now.
"Many experts believe that the lessons we learn from fighting pediatric brain cancer may in fact provide us with the critical first step in winning the battle against all forms of cancer, both pediatric and adult," the statement said.
The registry is a database collecting basic information about DIPG patients and also their medical history, imaging and any available biopsy results.