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Gene Mutations That Cause Childhood Brain Cancer Identified by Matthew Z. Patient Expert Posted Mon 09 Mar 2009 3:13pm Researchers funded by the Canadian Cancer Society have discovered eight similar genes that, when mutated, appear to be responsible for medulloblastoma – the most common of childhood brain cancers. The findings are published March 8 in the online edition of the journal Nature Genetics.read more | digg story Read on »
Childhood Cancer Facts by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:10am Childhood cancers are the #1 disease killer of children — more than asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and pediatric AIDS combined. One in every 330 children will develop cancer before the age of 19. The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) federal budget was $4.6 billion. Of that, breast cancer received 12%, prostate cancer received 7%, and ... Read on »
WSJ.com - They Beat Cancer in Childhood ... and Then? by Matthew Z. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:27am If there's anything that shows that cancer survivors need help and support throughout their lifetimes, it's this article from The Wall Street Journal. I would have thought that most childhood leukemia survivors live fairly normal adult lives. It's a great shock to find out that a significant number have difficulty finding and keeping jobs. ... Read on »
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - SEPTEMBER by Haveyroo Posted Wed 01 Sep 2010 3:27pm SEPTEMBER IS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!!!! My daughter has strength I only wish I had. Now usually I discuss my daughter's other disease, ROHHAD Syndrome, but she was actually diagnosed with two and the other is Ganglioneuroblastoma Cancer. After over 2 years of asking for a diagnosis we received it in 2007 - December 28th a ... Read on »
SEPTEMBER -- CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH by Haveyroo Posted Thu 01 Sep 2011 12:14pm WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW 1.   Cancer remains the number one disease killer of children; more than genetic anomalies, cystic fibrosis, and AIDS combined.  In 2006 approximately 9,500 new cases of pediatric cancer occurred in children between the ages of infancy through 15.      In the United S ... Read on »
AFLAC - Friends of a Feather - Fighting Pediatric Cancer by Haveyroo Posted Fri 30 Sep 2011 8:54am  AFLAC FRIENDS OF A FEATHER  Friends of a Feather is the umbrella program under which Aflac conducts our Pediatric Cancer philanthropic initiatives: from critical research and medical care, to emotional support for children and their families. We invite other organizations, companies and individual to join us in our figh ... Read on »
Treatment and complications in childhood cancer by FitBuff Brandon Patient Expert Posted Sat 27 Oct 2012 8:44am Childhood cancer is quite uncommon. In fact, it is hard to determine whether a child has been affected with cancer or not. There is simply no symptom till the mid-level stages. And it also becomes tougher for doctors to treat children who have been diagnosed by cancer. That might be the reason that around 60% of the children (a ... Read on »
Nanomedicine Breakthrough offers potential of improved chemotherapy for childhood cancer by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Mon 26 Nov 2012 8:03am Scientists at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia have developed a nanoparticle that could dramatically improve the effectiveness of chemotherapyThe use of chemical substances to treat disease, particularly cancer. treatment for neuroblastoma in children. Neuroblastoma is the ... Read on »
Female Childhood Cancer Survivors Risk Early Menopause by Cathy T. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:19pm A new report finds that women who survived cancer during childhood are at risk of premature menopause. Experts said the early menopause risk exists because some cancer treatments can immediately harm girls' reproductive development. But with most childhood cancer patients now surviving, researchers said, a bigger question is whether girls wh ... Read on »
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Let’s Focus On Prevention by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Wed 07 Sep 2011 12:00am Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to for updates on this topic. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and it really strikes an emotional chord with us here at Healthy Child. Our organization began after five-year-old Colette Chuda died of a rare form of non-hereditary cancer caused by e ... Read on »