The Agony of Childhood Brain Cancer
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 […]
Help & Prayers Needed for Heini
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 […]
Researchers Map Epigenetic Pathway as Target for Therapy of Aggressive Paediatric Brain Cancer
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 […]
Ongoing research into pediatric brain tumours @ Johns Hopkins University Working with cells taken from children with a very rare but aggressive form of brain cancer, Johns Hopkins University scientists have identified a genetic pathway that acts as a master regulator of thousands of other genes which spur cancer cell growth and resistance to anticancer treatment. […]