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A Mom Continues Her Daughter’s Fight Against Cancer

After Vicki Bunke lost her 14-year-old daughter, Grace, to osteosarcoma, she started swimming across America to honor her legacy.

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Stories of inspiration, community, and survival 

A Mom Honors Her Son’s Osteosarcoma Fight by Creating Memorial Fund in His Name

A Mom Honors Her Son’s Osteosarcoma Fight by Creating Memorial Fund in His Name

Gavin’s legacy endures with the Gavin McClain Be Kind Fund, created by his family to help advance osteosarcoma research and education.
Bringing Hope to Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses

Bringing Hope to Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses

Bella lost her fight with osteosarcoma shortly after turning 15, but her compassionate spirit lives on through Angel Heart of Hope, the ministry she created.
Starting Over After an Osteosarcoma Diagnosis

Starting Over After an Osteosarcoma Diagnosis

After cancer threatened to rob her of her career, a 28-year-old pilot became determined to get back on course and fly again.

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Stories of research, progress and exploration

The Wampler Family’s Partnership with OSI Supports Innovative Research Study

The Wampler Family’s Partnership with OSI Supports Innovative Research Study

Jennifer and John Wampler help fund emerging osteosarcoma research led by oncologist, Dr. Brian Crompton.
OSI’s Development Committee: Funding the Questions That Need Answering

OSI’s Development Committee: Funding the Questions That Need Answering

How a laser-focused approach is critical in accomplishing the Osteosarcoma Institute’s development goals.
The Connection Between Genes and Personalized Medicine

The Connection Between Genes and Personalized Medicine

Cigall Kadoch, PhD, a leading expert in gene regulation and an OSI board member, explains genetic mutations and how medicines may be able to reverse their cancer-causing impacts.

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The Osteosarcoma Institute: FAQs

The Osteosarcoma Institute: FAQs

Get answers to frequently asked questions about osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer found in children and adolescents.
OSI’s SCIENTS Committee: Advancing Bench-to-Bedside Research

OSI’s SCIENTS Committee: Advancing Bench-to-Bedside Research

The Scientific Correlates and Innovative, Emerging New Technologies (SCIENTS) team explores new treatment options for osteosarcoma patients.
The Cancer Journey: What Patients and Caregivers Should Know

The Cancer Journey: What Patients and Caregivers Should Know

A Child Life Specialist shares what to expect following a diagnosis of osteosarcoma.

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Local 11-Year-Old Sharing With Those In Need Despite Huge Needs Of Her Own

Izzy Martin has been named People Newspapers Person of the Year. CBS DFW with Brooke Rogers shares her story.

New Horizons in the Treatment of Osteosarcoma

Authors, Dr. Lee Helman, Director of the Osteosarcoma Institute, and and Dr. Paul Meltzer, Chief of the Genetics Branch of the National Cancer Institute, go over where we are and where we need to go to improve outcomes for osteosarcoma in their Review Article published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

North Texas Giving Day Booster: Osteosarcoma Institute

The My Sweet Charity Blog announces the Osteosarcoma Institute's involvement in North Texas Giving Day 2021.

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