Hypertension Risk for Childhood Cancer Survivors

According to a recent study that appeared in the journal, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, survivors of Childhood Cancer are more than twice as likely as the general population to have high blood pressure (hypertension) as adults. Improvements in treatment have dramatically increased survival rates from paediatric cancers, with about 83% of children surviving at least five […]

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Will Trump Sign the Childhood Cancer STAR ACT?

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 […]

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Nutrition Vital for People with Cancer

Good nutrition plays a vital role during cancer treatment and must therefore play an important part in any overall treatment plan. The food we eat has a daily impact on our health; increasing our energy levels and supporting our immune system among other benefits. Eating a healthy, minimally processed, plant-based diet not only benefits your […]

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Improving the quality-of-life for cancer survivors

Through our support of research and the Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic at the University of Minnesota, the first clinic of it’s kind in the world, physician researchers can learn more about the medical, neurocognitive, and emotional late-effects of childhood cancer treatments and provide health care based on risk factors associated with prior cancer treatment. Childhood cancer, […]

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