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Kicking Goals for Xav



The Kicking Goals for Xav Foundation has been established in memory of Xavier Krikori, who at 17 years of age lost his battle in January 2009, just 8 months after being diagnosed with an aggressive soft tissue cancer – Ewings Sarcoma. Xav began feeing unwell in March 2008 and despite admissions to hospital – there was no diagnosis until May, when the tumour burst through his bowel sending the deadly cancer cells throughout his body. Family and friends all watched this beautiful young man – whose smile could light up a room – fight this terrible, invasive and aggressive cancer. We aim to raise funds for research to improve outcomes and help decrease the personal and community impact of sarcoma.

As a result of funds from The Kicking Goals for Xav Foundation, we have been able to award four sarcoma research grants.

Year

Amount

Recipient

Institution

Title

2011

$25,000

Damian Myers

St Vincents Melbourne

Suppression of osteosarcoma tumour invasion and metastasis: Monitoring therapeutic outcomes using advanced imaging techniques

2014

$20,000

Kathleen Pishas

University of Adelaide Hanson Institute

Exploiting a novel therapeutic target in Ewing sarcoma

2016
 $20,000
Timothy Chittleborough

Peter MacCallum Cancer Center
Profiling desmoid tumours in FAP patients and exploring new strategies to prevent and treat desmoid tumours using a novel mouse model
2017
 $26,000
Toby Trahair

Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children's Hospital 
New therapies for ALK-rearranged inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour (IMT) and epithelioid inflammatory myofibroblastic sarcoma (eIMS)




Last update: 06-Sep-2017 11:37 AM

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