The Dragon Masters Foundation is a dynamic dedicated foundation tackling a critical need for cancer research, harnessing Big Data. They work tirelessly with experts, raising funds and awareness.
Amanda and Richard are transforming the world of kids brain tumor data management to find more effective, targeted and less toxic solutions through tirelessly working to encourage global collaboration between brain tumor researchers via the development and implementation of the CAVATICA data management program.
Dragon Master Foundation is one of the blue ribbon choices for everyone who is interested in solving the mysteries of pediatric and adult brain tumors.
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I may be a little biased because I am one of the founders, but I know first hand the dedication that this volunteer organization has for people with cancer. The driving force for us is to find cures that are kinder and more effective than anything available today - especially for patients with rare cancers like brain cancer. Through innovation and collaboration, we believe a cure is possible in our lifetime.
Because of the Dragon Master Foundation, I am much more aware of dragons. My son was named after David who this foundation was started in honor of. I am sure David would be a role model for my son so one way to honor him is to like dragons. My son loves dragon books and has several dragon shirts. In a small way, by liking dragons I feel like I am supporting Dragon Master Foundation.
While I am a "General Member of the Public" I am also a mom who lost her 8 year old son to brain cancer. I am so thankful that this organization is taking the lead in bringing together such important information to help push research forward. It makes so much sense to do this so that time is not wasted on duplicating results. Time is of the essence... the more time it takes to find cures, the more lives that will be lost. Thank you Dragon Master Foundation for your incredible insight and determination.
The Dragon Master Foundation is one of the smartest ideas I have ever heard of and when the president of the Foundation informed me of the database, I was amazed at how perhaps looking at cancer in a different way would be an answer to our prayers. I volunteered with the Foundation at Curefest in 2013, and since then, the Foundation has grown and will continue to grow until it is one of the top cancer research facilities in America.
I have had the pleasure of meeting the President of Dragon Master Foundation, Amanda Haddock, personally. Her desire and vision for using Big Data to find a cancer cure is obvious. She has taken the personal heartbreak of losing a child to pediatric brain cancer, and turned it into a mission to save other children. Not only children, but in the grand scheme of things, save the lives of thousands living with cancer. I lost my husband to brain cancer, and during his battle to save his life, "Big Data" never was mentioned. Dragon Master Foundation is thinking above and beyond the confines of a box. Brain cancer was discovered in 1873 and now, in 2014, Amanda and her Foundation are beginning to make advances that are 141 years in the making. With people like Amanda and her Foundation in the corner for cancer, I don't see it taking another 141 years before there is a cure for brain cancer. Cure one, possibly cure all. Imagine a world where ALL cancer can be cured. It would be a wonderful thing. Thank you Amanda, and Dragon Master Foundation for all your tireless efforts to make this happen.
Dragon Master Foundation (DMF) is an excellent non profit. The founder tragically lost her young son to brain cancer. She and everyone at DMF share a passion for the mission of finding a cure for brain cancer in its many forms as well more effective treatments. DMF's approach to this mission is innovative and intelligent.
I have had the pleasure of communicating with Amanda about the foundation and keeping up with their endeavors. What a great organization. They above board, and making great great strides to knock out brain Tumors, making progress in an area which has remained stagnant for decades.
I lost my young daughter to brain cancer earlier this year. I now know how important collaborate research and databases are. This is a life or death situation. Dragon Master Foundation is getting the scientists the tools that they need to build the databases to cure these relentless diseases. I can think of nothing more important to the research community
I have had the pleasure of speaking with the President of Dragon Master Foundation (Amanda Haddock) at great length. I am so impressed and inspired by their big thinking, to undertake a genomic/clinical database project so huge that most would shy away. They have a vision for using Big Data to conquer cancer and other diseases, starting with pediatric brain tumors--and area for which advances have been lacking. They have the expertise and know-how to integrate medicine and technology. Therapeutic advances in cancer have been achieved by genomic database projects like this, but those projects have been limited in scope and time. Dragon Master Foundation is thinking bigger and broader and longer term. I believe in Dragon Master Foundation and their vision--that they can do exactly what they are setting out to do. Amanda and the Foundation are motivated by the desire to make a difference for other people, and from that motivation (and their unique technology expertise) good things will come.
After losing my son to brain cancer I was determined to carry on his legacy and seek out ways to help others. When I met other members of The Dragon Master Foundation I realized that theirs was truly an altruistic focus and determination to not only expand the treatment options for pediatric brain cancer but to cure pediatric brain cancer. By using innovative and modern techniques available due to the vast technology of our generation we can develop an open secure database that can truly change the face of cancer. As a new board member I was extremely excited to learn of the various hospitals and researchers that share our aspiration and want to be a part of this exciting leap into the future; a future in which we can cure cancer
What this group is doing is so important! With all the research that is being done across the nation and across the world, it is about time someone had the drive and insight to create a centralized database for all these researchers to share and compare their work. I am so proud and truly humbled to know that my amazing sister and her equally remarkable husband have identified this Herculean task and have chosen to tackle it head-on!
I have had the honor of working with the Dragon Master Foundation as a volunteer photographer for fund raising events. I also volunteer what I can to help with the funding as well since I believe that the at the core of the technologies that the Dragon Master Foundation is pioneering has the very real possibility of changing the very face of cancer research and human genetic research in general. I am not sure what else to put here since everyone one I have worked with at the Dragon Master Foundation are great people and are all fighting for the future with what could be accomplished.
I did not have a lot of free time on my hands, so when I was asked to become a founding board member of the Dragon Master Foundation I had to do some investigating. What my research uncovered was amazing and caused me to immediately join DMF in their journey. Dragon Master Foundation is not about fancy platitudes and fun events. Rather, they are all about working to help "find a cure" for pediatric brain cancer. DMF is focused on developing the world’s largest non-profit, open access, database of children’s genomic brain tumor information. The goal is to create high quality data and work with researchers to move and collate existing data to the open-access platform, which we feel will inevitably unlock the cures for cancers. We have entered into a very exciting partnership with the Children's Hospitals of Philadelphia (CHOP), Pittsburgh, Chicago and Seattle. The plans, spirit, and beliefs of the people in DMF makes me proud to be a part of what will likely be the beginning of the end of cancer.
I've been honored to be a founding board member of the Dragon Master Foundation. So many foundations out there, all doing great work. Many are in a support role, or an awareness role for their respective causes. DMF has chosen the "find a cure" role, focusing first on pediatric brain cancer, which we feel will inevitably unlock the cures for other cancers. With a mission of using big data to cure cancer, and having under a year under our belts as a Foundation, we've recently secured our 501c3 status and entered into a partnership with the Children's Hospitals of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Seattle. We all are eager to take our efforts to the next level. Get involved NOW, and you can say you were there at the beginning of the end of cancer.