Remembering Austin ~ Week 4

Today we once again share with you the writings of Austin‘s Mom, Ilse on his Facebook Page. Losing a child is not natural; it is the absolute worst thing that can happen to any parent, and the heartache that follows is devastating. No parent is prepared for a child’s death, even if they have anticipated […]

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This Young boy GETS IT!

This young lad of a mere 9 years of age GETS IT!!! He GETS what cancer is and does to a child, and this led him to perform one of the most unselfish acts I have ever seen…. During a hockey game, a very lucky young boy won a hockey stick that was signed by […]

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I Miss You, My Child

When the stars shine up in the sky I miss you… When the sun rises and sets every day, I miss you… When the rain falls, and everything Looks bright and beautiful, I miss you… Every day, every hour, In everything I do, I miss you! Today we would like to share a post by Austin‘s […]

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Get WRAPPED Project

The response to the 2014 Get Wrapped project was so amazing that LFCT was able to gift every child in the paediatric oncology wards, as well as day patients and clinic patients, PLUS every mommy, with a lovely, warm blanket. In some of the areas we were able to include bed-socks, scarves and beanies as […]

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Researchers Identify Gene Mutation That Raises Risk Of Nerve Damage in Leukaemia Patients Using Vincristine

Important research from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital regarding the use of the anti-cancer drug Vincristine, often used for treating Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL)   Researchers from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified the first genetic variation that is associated with increased risk and severity of peripheral neuropathy following treatment with a widely used anti-cancer drug. Investigators also […]

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Precision Medicine Study Reveals New Subtype of Childhood Leukaemia

New hope for Childhood Leukaemia? Research being done at UC San Francisco, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Oregon Health & Science University is very encouraging… A new study of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a blood cancer that primarily affects young children, has revealed that the disease has two distinct subtypes, and provides preliminary evidence that about 13 percent […]

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Researchers Map Epigenetic Pathway as Target for Therapy of Aggressive Paediatric Brain Cancer

Ongoing research into pediatric brain tumours @  Johns Hopkins University Working with cells taken from children with a very rare but aggressive form of brain cancer, Johns Hopkins University scientists have identified a genetic pathway that acts as a master regulator of thousands of other genes which spur cancer cell growth and resistance to anticancer treatment. […]

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Researchers Identify New Role for Cytokine VEGFA in the Metastasis of Neuroblastoma

Some really great research going on at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. Healthy bone is continuously involved in a dynamic process that includes bone deposition and bone resorption. However, when a person has cancer that spreads to the bone and bone marrow, the tissue becomes increasingly fragile, and this process is […]

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