Immune therapy could change the way doctors treat pediatric cancer
Immunotherapy deploys the body's natural ability to fight cancer, could reduce toxic chemo treatments for children
What is a Benign Blood Disorder?
It might sound counterintuitive, but not every patient comes to Dana-Farber for cancer treatment. For example, the Institute’s experts regularly see patients seeking help with benign (non-cancerous) blood disorders. Benign blood disorders such as anemia and sickle cell disease are often treated at cancer centers because such institutions are home …
What pediatric cancer destroys
Health 'passport' provides guide for pediatric cancer survivors
One of the biggest success stories in the fight against cancer has been the number of children who are surviving the disease. But ironically, the same treatments that are helping save so many lives can also cause a host of other health problems years later, and children who survive pediatric cancer are at particular risk. A wallet-sized card called a “Survivor Health Passport” can provide patients a portable cheat sheet of their treatment history.
A Tiger's tale: How an O-lineman rallied Clemson to tackle pediatric cancer
At 6-foot-5 and 315 pounds, it takes a little effort to knock Clemson's Sean Pollard off his feet, but he was floored by the children he met dealing with pediatric cancer. Funny thing is those kids found a giant playmate, while Pollard found a calling.
Teva to Re-enter Pediatric Cancer Drug Market After Shortage Concerns
Teva Pharmaceuticals said Wednesday afternoon that it will return to manufacturing the pediatric cancer drug vincristine after it previously left the market, which coupled with Pfizer manufacturing issues led to a shortage of the drug.
What's Brewing: New long-term pediatric cancer survivor program
In this week’s “What’s Brewing with Stephanie” there’s a new long-term program for pediatric cancer survivors here in South Florida.
Life After Pediatric Cancer Treatment: How Survivorship Looks For Our Family
Life after pediatric cancer treatment looks very different—especially for a family. Jenni DeWitt shares how her son’s survivorship affected hers.
The 10 Commandments I (Try To) Follow As The Mom Of A Pediatric Cancer Survivor
When her son was diagnosed with pediatric cancer, Jenni DeWitt began a difficult journey. Here, she shares 10 “commandments” that help her through life.
A moonshot: Pediatric cancer chief tells how effort could help young patients
BY JIM HOWE Overall, one could say the U.S. is doing well in battling childhood cancers. Since the 1960s, pediatric cancer deaths have fallen steadily. Today’s average five-year survival rate is 84…
Second Opinions for Pediatric Cancer Patients: What to Know
It is most often worth it to seek a professional opinion, especially for a disease as complex as cancer.
How Pediatric and Canine Cancer Similarities Can Help Both Children and Pets
In March 2016, Ollie the pug, a therapy dog at Boston Children’s Hospital , paid a bedside visit to 7-year-old Carter Mock. Both dog and boy lost limbs to osteosarcoma , a cancer of the bone. Ollie’s left front leg was amputated at the shoulder. After removing the tumor in Carter’s left leg bone, surgeons fashioned a new knee from his ankle in a procedure called rotationplasty The two have more in common than missing legs and being loved. The osteosarcoma that…
Pediatric Cancer Foundation on LinkedIn: “Learn how you can reduce…
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Novartis CEO: Here’s How We Handled A Milestone In Pediatric Cancer
Emily Whitehead was a little girl on the brink of death. Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at the age of five, Emily’s medical...
Want to bring joy to this pediatric cancer patient? Here's how to help
After several friends died of cancer, this 10-year-old thought he was alone. Now, with the help of a mail campaign, he has hope.
Robin Roberts' rare blood disorder: What is myelodysplastic syndrome?
Five years ago, celebrated television anchor Robin Roberts beat breast cancer, but Monday on Good Morning America, Roberts revealed that she has myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) -- a type of bone marrow disease with around 12,000 new cases diagnosed each year, according to the American Cancer Society.
How Overcoming a Rare Blood Disorder Made Shelby Houlihan a Tougher Runner
As a child, it left her fatigued, anemic, and sickly. Here’s how she became the fastest American woman in the 5K.
100 holes later, 6-year-old classmate of Danny Nickerson raises $25,000 for pediatric cancer
NORTON - Ryan McGuire might be small, but he's got a big swing - and an even bigger heart.
How a 6-year-old Katy cancer patient is helping fight pediatric cancer worldwide
When three-year-old Kinsley was diagnosed with cancer, her parents John and Erica Curley of Katy bought into the idea that childhood cancer is rare.
Wine Down to Benefit Tad DuPriest & ASK of Richmond's Pediatric Cancer Efforts 10/3/12
The Richmondmom.com Monthly Wine Down event is scheduled at The Wine Loft on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 to benefit the Tad DuPriest Foundation. Tad DuPriest Foundation is a local non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and contributions for children and families afflicted bycancer through its support of the ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation. You don’t want to miss …