The Agony of Childhood Brain Cancer

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 […]

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New Service Transforms Childhood Cancer Treatment

  Children with cancer in the UK are to benefit nationally from a service which for the first time will allow doctors to personalise their treatment. The therapeutic drug monitoring service, developed by Newcastle University experts, allows clinicians to obtain vital information about how much chemotherapy individual young patients should receive. Youngsters diagnosed with cancer, […]

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What does The RACE for Children Act Mean?

Most paediatric cancer patients are subjected to treatments that are not designed for a child’s developing body. This is because there has been too little research into Childhood Cancer and too few new medications to treat childhood cancer. According to the Coalition against Childhood Cancer, a mere 4 % of America’s  National Cancer Institute’s budget […]

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The Inimitable Dr Audrey Evans, Modern Hero

Dr. Audrey Evans is a world-renowned oncologist whose career has spanned more than 60 years. As the co-founder of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (1974), the first Ronald McDonald House in the world that led to the creation of Ronald McDonald House Charities, and the co-founder of St. James School (2011), a faith-based middle school […]

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Kwazulu-Natal Cancer Patients Dying While Waiting For Treatment

Four months ago the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) released a scathing report detailing the collapse of cancer services in the province. The document accused the KwaZulu-Natal health department and its MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, of failing patients. Waiting times for life-saving cancer treatment has grown by almost 30% as KwaZulu-Natal’s cancer services crumble and stall. According to information […]

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