What is the Expected Life Span of Childhood Brain Tumour Cancer?
The Agony of Childhood Brain Cancer
“What is my child’s prognosis?” This seemingly simple but critical question is often among the first that parents will ask their child’s oncologist after hearing that their child has been diagnosed with cancer. Yet, while the question may be simple, answering it can be extremely complicated. In general terms, oncologists can provide statistics relating to […]
Will Trump Sign the Childhood Cancer STAR ACT?
Many years ago it was thought that cancer was an “old person’s disease,” and unfortunately some people still think that it is… Cancer is not an old person’s disease; it is a disease that strikes at any age and affects everyone, irrespective of gender or race. Virtually every single person on this planet has been […]
Direct-To-Brain Chemo Better Than Systemic Drugs When Immunotherapy Is To Follow
In an effort to help thousands of children who undergo cancer treatment each year, U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Childhood Cancer STAR (Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research) Act. This bipartisan legislation will advance paediatric cancer research and child-focused cancer treatments, while also improving childhood cancer surveillance, and providing resources […]
Help & Prayers Needed for Heini
In a recent study, Anti-PD-1 antitumor immunity is enhanced by local and abrogated by systemic chemotherapy in GBM, researchers at Johns Hopkins have found in experiments on mice with a form of aggressive brain cancer, that localised chemotherapy delivered directly to the brain rather than given systemically may be the best way to keep the immune system intact and […]
Little (Heini) Heinrich van Straaten has been one of Little Fighters Cancer Trust’s very brave Little Fighters for a few years now – you can read his full story here. Heini was diagnosed with Epydymoma (malignant) brain cancer on the 12th November 2012, at the age of 3. He was transferred from George Hospital and […]