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Female Childhood Cancer Survivors @ Risk for Breast Cancer
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust is Joining the Global #GivingTuesday Movement to Fundraise for Christmas Presents for Children with Cancer and their Families. GivingTuesday, taking place December 3rd, is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organisations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Every year, on #GivingTuesday, […]
Risk Factors and Causes of Childhood Cancer
Depending on their treatment, childhood survivors of cancer may be more likely to have breast cancer in adulthood, a new retrospective study discovered. According to the report, the association lies in the use of combination anthracyclines and radiotherapy to treat the pediatric cancer. Female survivors of childhood cancer who have been treated with high doses […]
How do Cancer Cells Remain Dormant for Many Years?
A risk factor is anything that increases the chances of getting a disease such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. Lifestyle and Environmental Risk Factors In adults, lifestyle-related risk factors, such as smoking, being overweight, not getting enough exercise, eating an unhealthy diet, and drinking alcohol play a major role in many types of […]
Where is Your Spirit of Ubuntu?
It’s an unfortunate fact that, despite apparently successful treatment, cancer can sometimes come back many years after diagnosis. And this could be because some cancer cells enter into a hibernation-like state, called ‘dormancy’. “What it means for a cell to be dormant is essentially that it’s not dividing,” says Dr Simon Buczacki, a bowel cancer […]
Go BOKKE!! RWC 2019-Inspired Snacks
On Saturday South Africa took part in a great battle – the one on the international rugby field – and emerged victorious – Congrats Bokke, we are all extremely proud of you!! It was great to see the Spirit of 55 000 plus Saffas carry our boys to victory, but it also made me really […]
Hospital Staff Celebrate Boy’s Last Day Of Chemo in Song
If you are like most of South Africans, tomorrow you will be seated around the television at 11am to watch The Bokke vs England (and hopefully trounce them) – GO BOKKE!!!! Of course rugby goes with braaivleis and beer, but 11am may be a bit early to braai, so here are some snacks to nibble […]
Resistance to Targeted Leukemia Drug Lurks in Cells’ “Powerhouse”
For Ian Bailey, the past year has been filled with emergency room visits, fevers, and tears. But no matter how hard his battle with bone cancer has gotten, the 12-year-old has stayed strong. It’s helped that he’s had the unwavering support of his care team at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Thankfully, this particular […]
AWESOME 🎃Halloween🦇 Treats
Within every human cell, a fateful balance prevails. The mitochondria — where nutrients from food are converted into fuel for the cell — serve as a kind of jury box where pro-survival proteins contend with proteins that favor cell death. In the ebb and flow of these proteins, and the genetic signals that control them, […]
The U.S. Is Running Out Of A Critical Childhood Cancer Drug And There Is No Suitable Replacement.
Seeing that it is Halloween next week we thought that we would bring you some AWESOME Halloween treats that you can make for your kids so they can also have fun, even if they are bed or house-bound. Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived […]
The U.S. is experiencing a critical shortage of a drug called vincristine, used to treat several types of childhood cancer including leukemias and lymphomas after one of the only two U.S. manufacturers, Teva Pharmaceutical decided to discontinue production in July. The news, first reported in the New York Times also suggested that physicians may be […]