Mr Miss Spotlight 2019

Saturday was once again time for the Annual Mr Miss Spotlight 2019 in Stellenbosch, and once again, the Little Fighters Cancer Trust was the beneficiary – thank you to the host, Mr Heart SA, LFCT Brand Ambassador and friend, Johan Daniels. 🥰🥰 The day was beautiful, and so were all the ladies and gentlemen that […]

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What’s New in the Treatment of Paediatric Leukaemia?

Better understanding of genomics has led to the identification of new sub-types and more focused treatments. Immunotherapy agents are also opening a new era in treatment of the disease. A greater understanding of the genomics of paediatric leukaemia — the genetic errors and irregularities that underlie the disease — has enabled researchers to divide the […]

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Childhood Cancer Burden Much Bigger Than Previously Recognised

New research indicates that childhood cancer cuts more lives short and imposes a bigger burden on society than all but a handful of diseases. Apart from cutting short young lives, cancer also burdens children with disabilities. Childhood cancer may be relatively rare, but in terms of disability and years of life lost it ranks near […]

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Elephants Have a Secret Weapon Against Cancer

The biggest animals should have the highest risks of developing tumors, but they don’t. In 2012, on a whim, Vincent Lynch decided to search the genome of the African elephant to see if it had extra anti-cancer genes. Cancers happen when cells build up mutations in their DNA that allow them to grow and divide […]

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Paarl’s Green Lantern Heroes

When it comes to Childhood Cancer, we hear and read many sad stories, heart-breaking stories, heroic stories, horror stories, … and every now and then we have a story that really touches one’s heart in such a way that one just wants to reach out and hug those concerned – this is one of those […]

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Onco Mom Shares What She Wished She Had Known About Childhood Cancer

September is the month dedicated to creating awareness about childhood cancer and this mom wrote a touching letter about her experience with the condition In 2013, my seven-year-old daughter Quinn was diagnosed with a Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor ― a rare and aggressive pediatric brain cancer. In hindsight, this is what I wish I knew to tell people. […]

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