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CCuRe-FAST

PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH

We offer a variety of options for a patient and their family to contribute to pediatric cancer research. We believe that tangibly better treatments for rhabdomyosarcoma and other childhood cancers can be found in a matter of years instead of decades. Discovering these treatments may start with a new research approach in which primary samples donated to research by a child are used to potentially identify effective new treatments.  We are committed to devoting our best efforts to finding new treatment options for pediatric cancers in order to give back childhood and remove the burden of cancer.

CHILDHOOD CANCER REGISTRY FOR FAMILIAL AND SPORADIC TUMORS (CCuRe-FAST)

This Tumor Bank & Registry offers families the opportunity to have tissue that is removed during a biopsy or surgery to be used for childhood cancer research. Contributions to the CCuRe-FAST tumor bank provide scientists with valuable primary tumor samples that may be used for emerging studies in pediatric cancer therapies.

A LEGACY GIFT

Our program is very aware that research and clinical care have failed children who reach end of life and that research on these kinds of tumors may most benefit future patients. Along with the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation we strive to increase the awareness of such a ‘Legacy Gift’ and offer more information for both medical professionals and families who may be considering this opportunity.   

MEET OUR TEAM

Jinu Abraham, Ph.D.
Charles Keller, M.D.


Childhood Cancer Registry for Familial and Sporadic Tumors:

For more information about enrollment please contact Charles Keller at keller@ohsu.edu or 503-494-5895. Pager:15940 (KELLER LAB)

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Leaving a Legacy:

For more information please contact Charles Keller at keller@ohsu.edu

Northwest Sarcoma Foundation
Tumor Banking Informational Handout
A Legacy Gift Handout
Q&A's about Leaving a Legacy
Religion and Tumor Banking
Guidelines for Medical professionals
Guidelines for families
Leaving a Legacy Workshop 

For Current Updates at OHSU:

The Keller Laboratory
Pediatric Preclinical Testing Initiative 
Pediatric Cancer Biology Program