Sears Canada Congratulates Sears Childhood Cancer Fellow on Winning
Prestigious Award for Neuroblastoma Research
TORONTO, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Sears Canada extends sincere congratulations to
Dr. Daniel Morgenstern on being awarded the Brigid Leventhal Special Merit
Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
As part of Sears Canada's commitment to The Hospital for Sick Children's
(SickKids) paediatric oncology program, the Sears Canada Charitable Foundation
created the Sears Childhood Cancer Fellowship. Dr. Morgenstern is the first
physician to receive the Fellowship, whose research is partially funded by
Dr. Morgenstern investigates potential new drugs for neuroblastoma, a rare
type of childhood cancer where certain nerve cells become cancerous. Using a
large international database of neuroblastoma patients, his winning abstract
detailed a study of outcomes of patients with a certain type of metastatic
disease. Findings suggested that the way in which neuroblastoma spreads
throughout the body affects a patient's response to treatment and his or her
"Sears Canada is proud to have played a part in establishing the Sears
Childhood Cancer Fellowship that can support world renowned paediatric
oncology researchers like Dr. Morgenstern," said Calvin McDonald, President
and CEO, Sears Canada. "The Sears Canada Charitable Foundation is committed
to raising awareness and providing funds for research and treatment in the
fight against childhood cancer, and we are pleased that the funds we are
investing on behalf of customers, associates and the Company are making a
"We are thrilled that the experiences gained at SickKids lead to recognition
for our fellows," said Dr. Jim Whitlock, Head of the Haematology/Oncology
Division at SickKids. "It really speaks to the quality of research and
training in our childhood cancer program, and we are grateful for the support
of Sears Canada for helping to make it happen."
ASCO is a professional oncology society committed to conquering cancer through
research, education, prevention and delivery of high-quality patient care.
Each year a limited number of Merit Awards are made to physicians whose
research is addressed in high-quality abstracts, and the Brigid Levanthal
Special Merit Award is given to the fellow who submitted the top abstract in
About the Sears Canada Charitable Foundation
The Sears Canada Charitable Foundation is a registered Canadian charity that
collects and distributes donations to charitable organizations that support
Sears Canada's community investment mandate, which is focused on the healthy
development of children and youth in the areas of both health and education.
The health component is centered on raising awareness and providing funds for
research and treatment for the fight against childhood cancer. The education
component is centered on after-school programs and initiatives, which enrich
children's lives and allow them to reach their full potential as contributing
members of society.
Contact for Media: Alicia Richler Sears Canada, Corporate Communications (416)
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