CDCN Monthly Newsletter - November 24, 2014
Accelerating Research & Treatment for Castleman Disease
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November 2014

Less Than 2 Weeks until "Beating Castleman's, Together" Joins Castleman Disease Patients, Loved Ones, and Physicians in San Francisco - December 5-6

The Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN), CARE, and ICDO are joining together patients, loved ones, and leading physicians to learn more about the disease, current research, and ways we can all join the fight against Castleman disease. Click here for more information and to register for the Summit.

Castleman Warrior of the Month - Mileva Repasky

“Though she be but little, she is fierce!” - Shakespeare

Mileva Repasky + Daughter Katie.JPGMileva says that phrase perfectly describes her 3-year old daughter, Katie, who is battling Castleman disease (CD), and the strength and courage she has shown throughout her battle.

Like many CD patients and their loved ones, one of the most difficult parts of the disease for the Repasky family is the fear of the unknown, so Mileva has become a Castleman Warrior to fight back against CD. Click here for the inspiring interview.

Calling ALL Castleman Warriors!

Like Mileva, many of you are fighting against Castleman disease and doing your part to find a cure by raising awareness and funds for much-needed research! We want to share your stories and photographs in our next newsletter and on! Please e-mail us at: for more info about how to officially become a Castleman Warrior. #ReadyForWar

Wharton Students Join the Fight by Creating a "Warrior Toolkit" and Launching a Social Media Campaign: #WarriorStance #ReadyForWar

Wharton undergraduates are taking on Castleman disease! They've created a Castleman Warrior Toolkit: the ultimate guide for CD patients and their families who want to fight back against CD by raising awareness and funds for research and supporting other patients and loved ones. 

They're kicking off a Social Media Campaign this week: challenging everyone to take a photo in their #WarriorStance #ReadyForWar and tagging/asking two friends to do the same. Visit the CDCN Facebook Page to check out photos and to post your own!

Physicians and Researchers from Around the Globe Are Invited to "Accelerating Research & Treatment for Castleman disease," the 3rd Annual CDCN Meeting at ASH 2014 - December 6, 6-9PM

The CDCN is gearing up for our 3rd Annual Physician & Researcher Meeting at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting in San Francisco! This exciting event brings together physicians and researchers from around the world to discuss recent CD breakthroughs, determine priorities for the field, and continue to execute on our plan for curing CD! Click here for registration/more info.

Calling All Researchers: Apply for 
High-Impact Research Grants!

The CDCN has extended the deadline to apply for Seed Grant funding for Castleman disease research to January 15. Click here for more information and the RFP.

CDCN Presents at Hem/Onc Conference in Florianopolis, Brazil!

CDCN co-founders Drs. David Fajgenbaum and Frits van Rhee traveled to Brazil to share their CD research breakthroughs at HEMO (Brazilian Congress on Hematology and Hematotherapy), which is the 4th largest hematology conference in the world! Fajgenbaum and van Rhee presented their new model of pathogenesis and classification system to educate their peers about the disease and also to recruit new researchers to join the fight! Click here for the full story.

CDCN co-founders, Drs. Fajgenbaum and van Rhee, published a new model of pathogenesis and new classification system for Castleman disease that turned the previous model on its head. Click here for more information.

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