UNC doctor receives thousands to aid his cancer research

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – A Chapel Hill doctor received $250,000 to help his research into a rare childhood cancer.

The money came from Hyundai Hope on Wheels to help Dr. Ian Davis research ewing sarcoma.

Ewing sarcoma is a rare cancer of the bone and soft tissue.

The disease primarily affects children and young adults between the ages of 10 and 20.

Cindy Rawls wants a cure for the disease so no one else will have to experience what her family has.

Her 16-year-old son Philip’s ewing sarcoma has been in remission for about a year.

“So that another parent doesn’t have to hear that your child has cancer or that your child has Ewings or that there is a cure for Ewings that could lead to a cure for any other childhood cancers,” Cindy Rawls said.

Hyundai has donated $100 million to cancer research in the last 17 years.

The company has donated to UNC since 2011.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

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