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‘Millions’ of children have been helped by Buster Posey’s cancer research foundation [Video]

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Buster Posey is the greatest catcher in Giants history, but his legacy goes beyond baseball.

“I think we were among if not the first nonprofit he got involved with. I like to think that we helped shape his family’s philanthropy,” said Ken Sommer, Director of Advancement at George Mark Children’s House.

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In 2014, Buster Posey and his wife Kristen visited the George Mark Children’s House. A pediatric palliative care center. There he met one of the patients, Justin.

“They basically sat and talked baseball. Justin wasn’t a patient he was a baseball fan and it was wonderful for him to have that opportunity,” said Sommer.

Two years later, the Posey’s launched the BP28 foundation focused on pediatric cancer research.

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Alternative method to animal testing for developing therapies against childhood cancer [Video]

Congratulations to St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (St. Anna CCRI) scientists Univ. Prof. Dr. Heinrich Kovar and Dr. Branka Radic-Sarikas for winning a grant from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) under the program “Alternative methods to animal testing”. By using state-of-the-art technologies like single cell and spatial transcriptomics, organoids and 3D-bioprinting, the research project MetLung aims at creating and validating patient-specific 3D-models of lung metastatic solid tumors, ultimately guiding personalized drug selection. Metastasis is a major cause of death for children and adolescents with cancer, and the most common location of pediatric solid tumor metastases is the lung. “Our failure to cure patients with metastasis is partly due to a lack of understanding of tumor and niche cell interactions, and the associated mechanisms of treatment resistance. Knowledge about mediators of metastasis common to different tumor types may unravel novel therapeutic targets”, explains Branka Radic-Sarikas. “In this project we develop innovative in vitro models recapitulating the full complexity of lung metastases to test novel treatments. This approach will allow us to prioritize the most promising compounds for clinical development thus significantly reducing the need for pre-clinical testing in animals”, concludes Heinrich Kovar. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3FlJZwUFoto/Video Caption: Prof. Heinrich Kovar and Dr. Branka Radic-Sarikas explain how they intend to explore lung metastases in pediatric cancer through single cell analysis and 3D-modeling

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Lydia Finley, PhD - 2020 Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Prize Winner [Video]

Lydia Finley, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Dr. Finley focuses on pediatric cancer and how cancer cell metabolism affects pediatric malignancies. Through her work, she hopes to find potentially targetable vulnerabilities in pediatric sarcomas by studying the metabolic pathways that sustain their growth and progression.