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Mother Turns Pain Into Purpose

  • March 21, 2019

Pain into purpose: Mother who lost adult son to cancer starts awareness foundation POSTED 11:31 AM, MARCH 21, 2019, BY WEB STAFF, UPDATED AT 10:35AM, MARCH 22, 2019 https://cw39.com/2019/03/21/pain-into-purpose-mother-who-lost-adult-son-to-cancer-sickle-cell-starts-awareness-foundation/   Ritchie Johnson, President/Founder Chris Johnson Foundation with Sherron Melton, Achor CW39 and Maria Sotolongo, Meteorologist CW39.

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African Sickle Cell News & World Report

  • November 01, 2018

Ritchie Johnson, President and Founder of Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation was featured in the African Sickle Cell News & World Report, October-December 2018 edition. Please click on the link below to read the articles. Sickle Cell News

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SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL 5K Keepin’ It Renal Run/Walk

  • October 08, 2018

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR OUR 6TH ANNUAL KEEPIN’ IT RENAL RUN/WALK ON MARCH 23, 2019 AT SUGAR LAND MEMORIAL PARK. ONLINE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE UP SOON. CREATING RENAL MEDULLARY CARCINOMA AWARENESS This is the main fundraiser for the Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation, Inc. It is because of our supporters that we are able […]

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Marlene Kravitz Shares Her Story About Losing Her Son To RMC

  • October 03, 2018

Matthew Pennington, Age 37, lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Matthew was diagnosed with RMC in January of 2016 and passed away three months later.  His mother, Marlene has consented to sharing her story with other parents who may be faced with the same or possibly different catastrophic illness such as Cancer. Here is where her […]

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RMC Clinical Trials Available at MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • August 20, 2018

Dr. Msaouel has prepared a trial schema for physicians to know the scheduling of the trial testing the combination of the proteasome inhibitor ixazomib (targeted therapy) with gemcitabine and doxorubicin. The links for the trial are:https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03587662  and https://www.mdanderson.org/patients-family/diagnosis-treatment/clinical-trials/clinical-trials-index/clinical-trials-detail.ID2018-0065.html MD Anderson now has two trials specifically designed for patients with RMC and renal cell carcinoma unclassified […]

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Dr. Pavlos Msaouel, MD, PhD

  • July 04, 2018

Congratulations to Pavlos Msaouel, MD, PhD on your new appointment as Assistant Professor, Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Msaouel received his medical degree from the University of Athens and has committed a portion of his time to researching Renal Medullary Carcinoma (RMC). He has graciously agreed to provide us with […]

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“Mama I’m Tired” by Ritchie W Johnson

  • May 30, 2018

Thirty-nine years into her nursing career, Ritchie Johnson was making plans to retire soon.  She dreamed of relaxing and traveling around the world. Until her youngest son, Chris, was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive, and fatal kidney cancer, known as Renal Medullary Carcinoma (RMC) Ritchie placed her nursing career on hold so that she could […]

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Luis Nunez Diagnosed with RMC

  • April 23, 2018

My name is Luis Nunez. I was diagnosed with RMC on September 2015 at the age of 28. I have two boys, a 10 and 12 year old. I am married and we live in Jacksonville, FL. I have been getting chemotherapy or some type of treatment every two to three weeks since I was […]

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5th Annual Keepin’ It Renal Run/Walk Update

  • March 24, 2018

On March 24, 2018, over 200 warriors hit the track in Sugar Land Texas as advocates for Renal Medullary Carcinoma. Our speakers from MD Anderson; Drs. Tannir, Dr. Masaouel and Zita Lim gave an update on RMC research. They did a phenomenal job. My grandson, Marc Johnson II did an excellent job explaining to the […]

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Dr. Nizar Tannir – Update on RMC

  • June 16, 2017

Dr. Tannir is Professor of the Genitourinary Medical Oncology Department at MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston Texas. We are constantly reminding ourselves of the urgency of the work we do to find a cure for RMC. There is now hope for patients and families who are facing RMC. Your hard work and the work […]

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