Tougher than Rocket Science | Children’s Cancer Research Fund

Tougher than Rocket Science | Children’s Cancer Research Fund

Osteosarcoma is so overwhelmingly good at overcoming current treatments that it may just take a rocket scientist to help defeat it.

Theresa Beech is exactly that space engineer who is making progress toward understanding the genetics behind the relapsed form of the deadly disease. And as the mom of Daniel, who died of osteosarcoma when he was 13, perhaps no one is as familiar with how devastating the bone cancer can be.

“He died horribly after great pain and suffering,” she said. “And what is happening today is the same as what happened 10 years ago, 20 years ago and even 30 years ago, because the treatment protocol for osteosarcoma today is exactly the same as it was 30 years ago. Identical.”

Read the rest of the article by the Children’s Cancer Research Fund here.


“We are delighted to support the work that has been inspired by Daniel Garcia-Beech and led by the team at UCSF.  We hope this project leads to new understanding about this disease and new hope for more effective treatments.” – John Hallberg, CCRF CEO