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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It Takes a Village

A cancer diagnosis that forecasts a premature end to a patient’s life is often described as unfair. When that patient is a child who has not yet fully experienced life, the diagnosis is not just unfair—it is tragic. The good news is that the cure rate for pediatric cancer in high-income countries is greater than […]

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Important Questions about Childhood Cancer

Childhood Cancer is very diverse, and diagnosis is further complicated because many signs and symptoms—like fever, bruising and headaches—are normal in healthy children. This can lead to confusion for parents, and even for some medical professionals who are not familiar with childhood cancer. Paediatricians are skilled at distinguishing the usual bumps and pains from those that should […]

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September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to honour and remember children and families affected by this devastating disease,and help rally support to give Children with Cancer better outcomes by supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness. Each September, we make an extra special effort to raise awareness of childhood cancer, the impact that a diagnosis can have […]

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Busting Myths Around Cancer

It seems like every week someone else is telling us that something or the other is bad for us or causes cancer, but just how much of this is really true? Are mobile phones really bad for you; do microwaves cause cancer; do Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMFs) cause cancer; does Teflon cookware cause cancer, […]

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Sarcoma Awareness Month: Undifferentiated Sarcoma

Undifferentiated sarcoma is a soft-tissue sarcoma, and is a very rare childhood cancer. Soft tissue sarcomas start in blood vessels, fat, fibrous tissue, muscles, nerves, or other supportive tissues of the body. Signs and Symptoms Symptoms of undifferentiated sarcoma vary according to in which area of the body it appears.  The first signs may be […]

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International Sarcoma Awareness Month!

The month of July is designated International Sarcoma Awareness Month. Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the muscle, bone, nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and the fatty and fibrous tissues. They can affect almost any part of the body, on the inside or the outside. There are three main types of sarcoma: soft tissue sarcoma, bone […]

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