Charles E. Nearburg


Fighting Ewing's Sarcoma

The Charles E. Nearburg Foundation (CENF) has funded, or is currently funding, the following efforts:

1: Every two years the CENF sponsors the "Rett Nearburg International Ewing's Sarcoma Symposium" for leading researchers and clinicians specializing in Ewing's. The fifth symposium was in spring 20014.

2: The CENF established the "Nearburg Family Center For Pediatric Cancer Research" at UTSW Medical School.

3: The CENF funded the hiring and Ewing's Sarcoma research of two doctors at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical School for four years.

4: The CENF fund for the "Rett Nearburg Initiative" at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Rett's Initiative was a special laboratory focused on evaluating new drug compounds for potential efficacy in treating Ewing's Sarcoma. This was the first project of its kind for Ewing's, and was organized with the help of CureSearch and Children's Oncology Group.

5: The CENF funded Ewing's Sarcoma genomic research and lab equipment at the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute.