Happy New Year – Keep it STRONG in 2020!!
Breakthrough in Understanding Common Childhood Cancer
Good Day Folks, Team LFCT is back from a much-needed break and ready to take on 2020 with renewed gusto! We would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a Happy New Year and wish you all everything of the best for 2020 – may it be a better […]
Prevalent Form of Childhood Leukaemia May Be Preventable
Scientists studying one of the most common forms of childhood cancer have made an important breakthrough in understanding how the disease progresses. Neuroblastoma is a rare type of cancer of the nervous system that mainly affects babies and young children. It often begins in the adrenal gland but in around half of cases the condition […]
Leukaemia Drug May Help Treating Childhood Brain Cancer
Early exposure to common microbes could stop leukemia from manifesting in children An analysis of more than 30 years of research has revealed the underlying cause of the most common form of leukemia in children. Research compiled in Nature Reviews Cancer on May 21, 2018 suggests that acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) occurs by a two-step […]
Foodie Friday: Is Oats Healthy?
Researchers describe a new use of leukaemia drug, nilotinib, to treat a subtype of medulloblastoma, a deadly paediatric brain cancer. According to a multi-institutional team led by researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego, medication used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia could be more effective at stopping […]
Long-Term Cardiomyopathy Risk in Childhood Cancer Survivors
According to a survey done in 2008 by Decision Analyst, out of a list of 70 different foods, Americans believe that oatmeal is one of the top four foods most beneficial to your health. Another survey of members of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition found that 97% of the nutritionists thought that oatmeal is healthy. […]
Presence in Times of Pain
Recently, an analysis of long-term cardiomyopathy risk in 28,000 childhood cancer survivors in the US and Europe was done. Researchers compared 4 chemotherapy drugs with development of cardiomyopathy (diseases of the heart muscle). They found exposure to different anthracyclines results in different long-term cardiovascular risk. Heart disease is a leading cause of early death from non-cancer causes […]
Can New Molecule Stop Cancer from ‘Tricking’ the Immune System?
The one thing that we can all agree on is that Cancer is very painful at the best of times. Pain is very difficult to cope with both for the person fighting this dreadful disease and for anyone else in their presence in times of pain. Very often we do not know what to do […]
Childhood Cancer in Africa – Part 1
Cancer has many sly ways in which it tricks the immune system into sparing it or even into boosting its spread. Now, however, new research is throwing a wrench in cancer’s deception plans. A molecule that scientists have designed stops cancerous cells from tricking the immune system into sustaining their growth. One such way involves […]
Could Elephant Genes Hold the Key to Curing Cancer?
A review was done on Childhood Cancer in Africa and published in Paediatric Blood & Cancer in April 2014, to describe the current status of childhood cancer treatment in Africa, as documented in publications, dedicated websites and information collected through surveys. It was hoped that the overview would influence health-care policies to facilitate access to […]
In a study by scientists from the University of Utah and Arizona State University in conjunction with Utah’s Hogle Zoo and the Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation, published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, scientists said elephant genes may provide a crucial clue in the fight against human cancer. The paradox […]