The Andrew H. Weinberg Memorial Fund At the Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Team Andrew Weinberg Boston Marathon JIMMY FUND WALK
The 26th year walking!!!
Although there have been major therapeutic advancements in pediatric cancer care over the last several decades, cancer remains one of the most common causes of childhood death. In 1994, my son Andrew was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of muscle tumor. Despite aggressive treatment at Dana-Farber, he passed away shortly before his third birthday.
With the generous support of family and friends, the Medicinal Chemistry Group of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a fund was created in 1995 and endowed in 2001. The Andrew H. Weinberg Memorial Endowment Fund supports an annual Symposium that brings researchers together from the field of chemotherapy development with those in the biomedical research and clinical care communities at large, helping to foster an environment for synergy and originality in cancer research.
For this year’s 23rd Annual Andrew H. Weinberg Memorial Lecture on Thursday October 24, 2019 we are delighted to welcome:
Terry J. Fry, MD, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Co-Director of the Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Initiative
Dr. Fry was among the first scientists to investigate the potential of inserting modified genes into a child’s own T-cells to target CD19, a surface protein found on nearly all cells affected by acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The first product using this technology was approved by the FDA for pediatric use in August 2017, achieved an astonishing 80% remission rate in children with leukemia previously resistant to all other therapies including conventional bone marrow transplant
Title: “The Future of CAR T Cell Therapy for Pediatric Leukemia” Place: Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Yawkey Conference Center, 3rd Floor, Y306 and Y307, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215
The symposium is primarily funded through Jimmy Fund Walk donations dedicated to Team Andrew Weinberg. Since 1994, a committed group has together walked thousands of miles in support of this symposium and to symbolically march in the battle against childhood cancer. To ensure this important annual event continues, Team Andrew Weinberg seeks your financial support. Would you please consider making a donation to our Team’s efforts? Your generosity is sincerely and deeply appreciated far beyond mere words, written or spoken.
Thank you in advance for the generous and timely support you are able to provide. Please join us on October 24th so that we, as a team, can personally convey our utmost gratitude.
James S Weinberg