July 1, 2016

pedODAC Meeting – DIPG

Jonathan Agin, JD, Executive Director’s Public Comments before the Pediatric Subcommittee of the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (pedODAC) Meeting. On June 29, 2016, I was one of […]
June 28, 2016

Follow the Internet: Food Stamps Should Be Redeemable Online

Follow the Internet: Food Stamps Should Be Redeemable Online As American shopping shifts from the brick-and-mortar stores to online retail, and even groceries have innovated for […]
June 10, 2016

Youth Football Turns Into Fundraising for Childhood Cancer

Youth Football Raises Money for Childhood Cancer On May 21st and 22nd, 2016, The Max Cure Foundation and Casa Grande Union High School joined forces to host […]
February 8, 2016

The Cancer Moonshot: Are Our Kids Stepping on the Moon Too?

On September 12, 1962 President Kennedy delivered his famous “moonshot” speech. Declaring that as a nation, we would focus vast resources to landing a man on the […]
February 2, 2016

Words of Appreciation

Thanks to MCF supporters we were able to provide nearly $20,000 to a Navy Seal family whose daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Here are their words of appreciation.
January 30, 2016

Expanded Access Programs 2016

From left to right:  Ken Moch (former CEO, Chimerix); Richard Plotkin (Max Cure), Debra Birnkrant (FDA), Brooke Gladstone (NPR, Moderator), Nancy Goodman (KidsvCancer), Meg Tirrell  (CNBC) On […]
December 23, 2015

Max Cure Foundation’s 2015 Annual Appeal

You are brought into a small room: a doctor, a nurse, a social worker and you. The look on their faces is dire. You can feel the fear building; it is palpable. And then you hear the words I’m sorry, “your child has cancer.” This scenario repeats itself 43 times each day in the United States. In April 2008, my family heard those words about our 2-year-old daughter Alexis. Alexis fought against inoperable and terminal brain cancer for 33 months before passing away in January 2011. Similarly, in May 2007, David and Annemarie Plotkin heard these words about 4-year-old Max. Max now stands as a “poster child” for giving other families hope.
December 22, 2015

The End of Pediatric Cancer Research as We Know It? A commentary on Mathew Zachary’s piece and the Premature Argument that it is “Mission Accomplished”

Max Cure's Executive Director, Jonathan Agin provides commentary on Matthew Zachary's Piece and the Premature Argument that it is "Mission Accomplished."
October 28, 2015

Progress in Action

Progress in Action: Max Cure Foundation’s Contributions to the Immune Cell Laboratory at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center As the first Executive Director of the Max Cure […]