This Week in Neuroblastoma – 5/21/12

During treatment we used to hear often “cancer never sleeps.” I’ll be more specific and state “neuroblastoma never sleeps.”

In an effort to continue raising awareness of the disease, we’re starting a new weekly series called This Week in Neuroblastoma (#twiNB). Essentially, we’ll mention a few of the past week’s happenings from around the net. Here we are… week 1.

Dell Pledges Support to NMTRC and TGEN to Build “Health Cloud” Clustered Computing

Millions of dollars of hardware and systems analyzing are coming from Dell in an effort to build a faster, more powerful computing cloud. TGen

2012 NMTRC Symposium

Researchers, physicians, scientists, and families meet to discuss the state of the past year’s neuroblastoma and medollablastoma research. Because of Ezra

Neuroblastoma Patient Niamh Curry Passes

A beautiful 5 year old English girl with neuroblastoma passed away just days after her family raised 300,000 pounds of the 450 necessary for her to be treated in the US. Our prayers are with the family. BBC / Family’s Personal Site

7 year old Lewis Mighty Passes

Yet another fighter was lost this week as 1,500 balloons were released into the sky to celebrate his memory. Derbyshire

21 year Old Neuroblastoma Patient Carly Gibson Gets Married!

At 21, Carly is one of the older patients diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Although her cancer is terminal, this past week she married her long-time sweetheart Dean Gibson. All our best to you two lovebirds. Chronicle Live

Austin, TX Declares May 16th Fight Pediatric Cancer Day

During this year’s NMTRC Symposium, the mayor of Austin, TX declared May 16th Fight Pediatric Cancer Day. Dell

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