Colorado researchers receive international recognition for groundbreaking kids’ cancer research at ISPNO 2022

More than a dozen doctors and researchers from the Morgan Adams Foundation Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Program were invited to present their work at the largest global conference in pediatric neuro-oncology. The 20th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology was held June 13-15 in Hamburg, Germany. ISPNO is the major global meeting for the international community…


MAF-funded researchers present at ISPNO 2022

The 20th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology was held June 13-15, 2022 in Hamburg, Germany. ISPNO is the major global meeting for the international community of professionals involved in the scientific research, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of kids and teens with brain and central nervous system cancers. Doctors and researchers from the Morgan Adams Foundation…


Give Kids a Chance Act Aims to Expand Pediatric Cancer Research and Clinical Trials

The Give Kids a Chance Act is a bill that aims to encourage clinical trials that use combinations of drugs for kids with cancer. To date, testing new pediatric cancer treatments has not been a priority for the pharmaceutical industry because there is more potential revenue in treating adult cancers. The Give Kids a Chance…


The Petri Dash

Petri Dash

Join The Morgan Adams Foundation and dash for pediatric cancer research through the Petri Dash In-Person and Virtual Races! In-Person Race Details Saturday, June 5th Sloan’s Lake Park: 1700 N Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80212 Run, walk, or jog the 5k course! Virtual Race Details Join us for a run, jog, walk, hike, or swim…


Creating New Treatments for Kids with Craniopharyngioma

Craniopharyngioma is a type of pediatric brain tumor that typically affects kids under the age of 14 (although it also affects adults between 40-75 years). This tumor is unique in that it usually contains both solid and cyst-like components. Craniopharyngioma most often occurs at the base of the brain behind the eyes near the pituitary…


Ivy was diagnosed with high-risk cancer when she was just a year old. Today she celebrates her 5th birthday!

No one — NO ONE — ever thinks cancer could be the culprit behind the backaches of their one-year-old daughter. The possible explanations are far-ranging, but cancer is just not supposed to be among them. Until it is. Ivy became one of the 43 kids diagnosed with cancer on October 13, 2017, when her backaches…


Levi had to leave home for cancer treatment. Today, he’s healthy and home with his family.

Levi was two months into Kindergarten when he started throwing up 1 to 2 times a week. His pediatrician said Levi had the flu, but later that month, Levi’s left eye started to cross. Levi’s mom felt that the throwing up and eye-crossing were related and asked her friend, an optometrist, to take a look…


Morgan had a 5% chance of survival when she was 15. She turns 31 this November.

Morgan had a 5% chance of survival after being diagnosed with cancer when she was a junior in high school. An experimental treatment saved her life. Morgan was 15 years old when a mass the size of a softball was found low in her pelvic cavity. Here’s what Morgan has to say about her cancer…


The Petri Dash

Virtual Petri Dash

Join The Morgan Adams Foundation and dash for pediatric cancer research through the Petri Dash Virtual Races! Race weekend events include the “Distance Matters 10K”, the “Easier Said Than Run 5K”, and the “Fit Kids Run/Walk” 1 mile. These races can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. Join us for a run,…


World Cancer Research Day

[Dr. Sidney Farber] was convinced that the only thing standing between science and a cure for cancer was sustained research, sufficient funding, and the national will to bring it about. [1] When he was a pathologist at Boston’s Children’s Hospital in the mid-1940s, nearly all children with leukemia died — often painfully and within weeks…