Epigenetic Diversity in Childhood Cancer
Remembering Austin ~ Week 4
Tumours of the elderly, such as breast cancer and colon cancer, accumulate thousands of DNA mutations. These genetic defects contribute to cancer-specific properties including uncontrolled growth, invasion in neighbouring tissues, and evasion from the immune system. Similar properties are also found in Childhood Cancers, although those tumours carry much fewer genetic defects, making it difficult […]
Celebrating the Life of Austin
Today we once again share with you the writings of Austin‘s Mom, Ilse on his Facebook Page. Losing a child is not natural; it is the absolute worst thing that can happen to any parent, and the heartache that follows is devastating. No parent is prepared for a child’s death, even if they have anticipated […]
The Weekend the Tears Would not Stop
I sat down at my computer to write an “In Memoriam” for Austin, and I immediately realised that I could not do it! Although I did not know Austin personally, I, like every other Team LFCT member and many others, have followed his progress narrowly since the day he became a Little Fighter, and the […]
July is International Sarcoma Awareness Month!
This past weekend has yet again been a weekend when the tears did not stop amongst the Little Fighters Cancer Trust team. It is always heartbreaking to lose a Little Fighter, but to lose two in two days is devastating… This weekend two of our Little Fighters lost their battle against Cancer.
Sarcomas are rare types of cancer that develop in the supporting tissues of the body. There are two main types: Bone Sarcomas and Soft Tissue Sarcomas.