Avoiding Infection While on Treatment for Childhood Cancer

Caregivers can contribute to positive treatment outcomes by helping children with cancer avoid exposure to infections. Whenever medically advised, children should continue to participate in school and other activities to maintain relationships and build social skills. This may be hard for caregivers, who may feel more comfortable keeping a child at home to avoid exposure […]

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Seeking a Better Global Solution for Childhood Cancer

For years, treating childhood cancer has not been a top health priority in many countries, especially those with scarce resources and competing health problems. Medical experts, health care researchers and government policymakers have believed that the number of children fighting cancer is smaller than other illnesses striking youth. Health care experts have also believed that the […]

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Leukaemia Drug May Help Treating Childhood Brain Cancer

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 […]

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Giving Tuesday is Coming Soon

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust is Joining the Global #GivingTuesday Movement to Fundraise for Christmas Presents for Children with Cancer and their Families. GivingTuesday, taking place December 3rd, is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organisations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Every year, on #GivingTuesday, […]

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Female Childhood Cancer Survivors @ Risk for Breast Cancer

Depending on their treatment, childhood survivors of cancer may be more likely to have breast cancer in adulthood, a new retrospective study discovered. According to the report, the association lies in the use of combination anthracyclines and radiotherapy to treat the pediatric cancer. Female survivors of childhood cancer who have been treated with high doses […]

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Risk Factors and Causes of Childhood Cancer

A risk factor is anything that increases the chances of getting a disease such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. Lifestyle and Environmental Risk Factors In adults, lifestyle-related risk factors, such as smoking, being overweight, not getting enough exercise, eating an unhealthy diet, and drinking alcohol play a major role in many types of […]

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How do Cancer Cells Remain Dormant for Many Years?

It’s an unfortunate fact that, despite apparently successful treatment, cancer can sometimes come back many years after diagnosis. And this could be because some cancer cells enter into a hibernation-like state, called ‘dormancy’. “What it means for a cell to be dormant is essentially that it’s not dividing,” says Dr Simon Buczacki, a bowel cancer […]

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