2013-09-25 / Other News

Macy Easom Cancer Foundation meets with cancer researchers

The Macy Easom Cancer Research Foundation met with world-renowned cancer researchers Sept. 10 for the second Annual Macy Easom Memorial Lectureship at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore.

The foundation was established in memory of Macy Easom, a fouryear old girl diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a rare form of pediatric liver cancer, who passed away at the age of five. The foundation’s mission is to provide funding to enable research devoted to finding a cure and treatment for hepatoblastoma and other pediatric cancers while promoting public awareness.

Klaus H. Kaestner, Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, was the speaker at the lectureship. Dr. Kaestner is a senior leader in the field of liver biology.

During the lectureship, the foundation presented $75,000 to Charles Keller M.D. and the Knight Cancer Institute to help fund hepatoblastoma and liver cancer research. Dr. Keller has been a research partner with the foundation since June 2011.

Lisa Easom Howard, board member of the foundation, says the foundation is proud to be able to assist in pediatric cancer research.

“We want to thank our foundation supporters for helping us make this possible,” Howard stated. “September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and being able to do this in Macy’s memory is very important to all of us.”

For more information on the Macy Easom Cancer Research Foundation, visit www.PrincessMacy.org.

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