The Cure Starts Now represents something truly different.  For us it’s not about fighting just one cancer, but the elimination of cancer as a whole.  We believe as the experts do; that in order to truly cure cancer you have to focus on those cancers that are immune to conventional treatments, those cancers for which there are no treatments, those cancers that affect children and those cancers that are the biggest bullies.  We call this the “homerun cure” and its invention isn’t new.  As a matter of fact, the “homerun cure” strategy dates back to the early 1900’s when we made bold advances in cancer research, leading to the invention of surgical efforts, radiation and finally chemotherapy.  But then we stopped, content to focus on treatments rather than cures, deciding to prioritize our resources on those cancers that affected the most people rather than those that we could learn the most from.  The Cure Starts Now is not just another cancer charity, but the only cancer charity dedicated to the “homerun cure” – curing cancer, one child at a time.

Research Strategy

We focus on curing cancer with four separate foundational priorities:  

  1. Information – The collection of registry data, complete with genomic and demographic details on the cancers we fight.
  2. Delivery – The invention of revolutionary methods to deliver treatments directly to the tumor, limiting ancillary side effects.
  3. Translational – The strategic creation of new treatments and new drugs specifically engineered to fight cancer.
  4. Clinical – The adaptation of existing treatments to help fight cancers in patients today.

How we’re helping the fight against brain cancer

Pediatric brain cancer may be our most important battle in the war against cancer.  Experts worldwide believe that the strategies we discover fighting pediatric brain cancers like DIPG will change the way we fight all cancers.  Through a worldwide collaborative effort we’re not only bringing attention to DIPG and other brain cancers, but we’re also identifying talents that deliver treatments at a pace unparalleled in the research community at a value that every donor can appreciate.  Never satisfied to wait for the next great research project, The Cure Starts Now and our partners actually seek to create brand new collaborations and protocols that were previously thought to be too ambitious and impossible.