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Childhood Cancer Awareness Post September 2014

Jonathan Agin | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

Since the time in April 2008 when my wife and I heard those horrible words "your child has cancer" the amount of awareness and insistence upon innovation and investment for children with cancer has increased dramatically.

Finding Truth in Business and Beyond

Christine Bader | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Christine Bader

The metrics and values by which we construct business success comprise what we believe to be a false narrative of the world, which means serious risks to the world's most vulnerable communities.

The Exploitation of Childhood Cancer and the Government Shutdown

Jonathan Agin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

You all remember that little government shutdown a handful of weeks back don't you? Doctors in lab coats stood behind members of Congress as we all worried about children currently battling cancer and those newly diagnosed.

Thanks for Nothing, Mr. President

Jonathan Agin | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

Lighting the White House gold would not cure any children or provide additional research funding. But that is not the point.

Bringing Us All Together - Part IV

Jonathan Agin | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

From my earliest entree into blogging in my daughter Alexis' journal, I learned quickly that the childhood cancer community was a very disorganized and dis-unified group of entities and individuals who all had the same ultimate goal: a cure.

Arguing for Increases in Federal Funding for Childhood Cancer Research -- Part III

Jonathan Agin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

Money makes the world go 'round. Or so we are told. Certainly for medical research, this is true. And, for the childhood cancer community, it is clear where we fall in the federal spectrum, i.e. on the low end of the stick.

Open Letter to President Obama

Jonathan Agin | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

I wanted to take this opportunity to bring to light an issue that I think deserves much more awareness and attention on the federal level. Childhood cancer. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of our children in this country. Were you aware of this fact?

Are We Not Recalcitrant Enough?

Jonathan Agin | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

For those of us who fight for greater federal funding, it is simply not acceptable to allow childhood cancer to be so poorly treated and under-recognized.

Open Letter to Harold Varmus

Jonathan Agin | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

If you look at the amount of money raised both on a federal and private level for breast cancer research, it is very disproportionate to that of childhood cancer.

Rich And Famous College REJECTS (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Dittman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

As envelopes fat and thin fill the mailboxes of hopeful college seniors around the country, it's important to remember that acceptance to a certain sc...

Cancer Research and the Stimulus

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Sawyers

Rsearchers, although grateful for the TARP money, say what's needed is a long-term financial commitment without the shackles of spending deadlines and separate accounting for federal funding.

America's Scientific Dream Team

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

It was just over a year ago that at one presidential debate three candidates identified themselves as not believing in the theory of evolution.