Thankful Thursday: Marian Dorrington Annual Memorial Golf Day
Motivation Monday: LFCT Needs YOUR Stories
On Sunday 3 March I was privileged to attend the Marian Dorrington Annual Memorial Golf Day, of which the Little Fighters Cancer Trust was the beneficiary, at the Somerset West Golf Club. The day is held annually by the Dorrington Family in remembrance of wife and mother, Marian, who was an avid golf player and […]
International Childhood Cancer Day
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust is looking for YOUR stories. While Child Cancer is a terrible disease and very difficult for both patient and parent/caregiver to cope with, it does not always end in tragedy. We are seeking stories of our Little Fighters to share with our supporters, as they give those who are currently […]
Why Delays to Fixing Health Care are Bad News for South Africans
International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) which was founded in 2002 by Childhood Cancer International (CCI) is celebrated around the world each year on February 15th. CCI – a global network of 171 member organisations in 88 countries including our member organisation is committed to working with its international partners including the World Health Organization, SIOP, […]
February 4th is World Cancer Day
The release of a final report about the state of competition in South Africa’s private health sector has been delayed again. It was compiled by an inquiry panel made up of medical, legal and economic experts. The panel heard submissions from a range of stakeholders including members of the public, civil society organisations as well […]
Is Bacon Really Carcinogenic?
Each year on 4 February, World Cancer Day empowers all of us across the world to show support, raise our collective voice, take personal action and press our governments to do more. World Cancer Day is the only day on the global health calendar where we can all unite and rally under the one banner […]
Leading Cancer Expert Resigns after Disclosure – Joins Drug Makers
The head of the UN agency that provoked a massive outcry and some ridicule when it declared that bacon, red meat and glyphosate weedkiller caused cancer has defended its work, denying the announcements were mishandled and insisting on its independence.
17,000+ Chemotherapy Drugs Donated to Ethiopian Childhood Cancer Children
Dr José Baselga resigns from as one of the editors-in-chief of the American Association for Cancer Research‘s journal Cancer Discovery, after he failed to accurately disclose his conflicts of interest in dozens of articles in medical journals. Now employed by drug manufacturer AstraZeneca.
Childhood Cancer – What is to Blame for It?
THE ACCESS TO CHILDHOOD CANCER ESSENTIALS (ACCESS) INITIATIVE ANNOUNCES TRANSFORMATIVE PROGRAMS TO INCREASE ACCESS TO CRITICAL MEDICINES • Multistakeholder partnership seeks to enhance care for children with cancer in Africa • Provides life-saving cancer medicines to children in Ethiopia in collaboration with Teva • Funds critical research on childhood cancer medicine needs and access barriers in East Africa Access […]
Honouring Kyle Adams – ? Forever 14 ?
Most individuals who have not been affected by childhood cancer mistakenly believe that childhood cancer is caused by genetic or environmental factors, not simply bad luck, according to a new study by medical researchers at UNSW. The team of researchers has highlighted community beliefs about what causes cancer in children, an area which remains understudied. […]
It is with overwhelming sadness and aching hearts that today we have to share with you the heartbreaking news that Teen Fighter Kyle Adams earned his Angel Wings last night, 25th November, 2018. Rest in Peace, Kyle ^Forever 14^ Kyle Adams was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in 2016 and went through harsh treatment, more than one […]