CBTTC Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas

You may have missed this announcement; lost in the shuffle of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Maybe you saw the announcement and didn’t quite understand the importance of the launch. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas  is a major step forward in advancing collaboration and accelerating research. We are proud to be part of this organization and…

Why is Tissue Not Sexy?

Denver is a great city… just not as “hippie/granola” as I pictured. We went for ISPNO… the International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology and came away feeling encouraged and excited that tissue donation is absolutely the right focus for Swifty.  ISPNO is held every other year and doctors and researchers from all over the world attend. …

CBTTC Annual Conference Update

In May, Ginny McLean, Nikki Lyons and Al Gustafson represented Swifty at the annual conference of the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC) in Philadelphia. Swifty is part of a fourteen foundation advisory council serving as a resource for the CBTTC. Unique in the world of philanthropy, the foundations function as a collaborative to advise,…