Resistance to Targeted Leukemia Drug Lurks in Cells’ “Powerhouse”
2-Year-Old Cancer Survivor With Down Syndrome Hears For First Time: ‘Her Body Started Trembling’
Within every human cell, a fateful balance prevails. The mitochondria — where nutrients from food are converted into fuel for the cell — serve as a kind of jury box where pro-survival proteins contend with proteins that favor cell death. In the ebb and flow of these proteins, and the genetic signals that control them, […]
Conversations Over a Child’s Grave
Two-year-old Grace of Strongsville, Ohio, is a two-time cancer survivor who was born with Down syndrome. Grace was born with a form of leukemia called transient myeloproliferative disorder. She was only 2 days old when she began treatment. And since Grace was also born two months premature, she barely weighed over 4 pounds when she […]
What Do We Call a Parent Who Has Lost a Child?
From first kiss to first break up, college application to job interview, we parents tend to plan for every situation, every conversation we’ll have with our kids — except for one.
✨Foodie Friday ✨Immune System Boosting Herb Recipes
The other day I received a message from a parent who recently lost their child to cancer, asking for a referral to someone who could help the family deal with their grief, and it got me thinking…. What word do we have to use for a parent who has lost their child? A wife who […]
What’s New in the Treatment of Paediatric Leukaemia?
Today’s recipes are all about the cancer-fighting herbs that you are hopefully by now growing in your windowsill as per our post How to Incorporate Cancer-Fighting Herbs into your Diet. Ensuring that your Child with Cancer (and the rest of your family) eat well and get the right amount of nutrients to help their immune […]
Childhood Cancer Burden Much Bigger Than Previously Recognised
Better understanding of genomics has led to the identification of new sub-types and more focused treatments. Immunotherapy agents are also opening a new era in treatment of the disease. A greater understanding of the genomics of paediatric leukaemia — the genetic errors and irregularities that underlie the disease — has enabled researchers to divide the […]
Elephants Have a Secret Weapon Against Cancer
New research indicates that childhood cancer cuts more lives short and imposes a bigger burden on society than all but a handful of diseases. Apart from cutting short young lives, cancer also burdens children with disabilities. Childhood cancer may be relatively rare, but in terms of disability and years of life lost it ranks near […]
✨Foodie Friday ✨How to Incorporate Cancer-Fighting Herbs into your Diet
The biggest animals should have the highest risks of developing tumors, but they don’t. In 2012, on a whim, Vincent Lynch decided to search the genome of the African elephant to see if it had extra anti-cancer genes. Cancers happen when cells build up mutations in their DNA that allow them to grow and divide […]
Onco Mom Shares What She Wished She Had Known About Childhood Cancer
Today we are going to give you some ideas on how to incorporate those herbs into your and your Child with Cancer’s diet. While you probably know how to use most of these herbs, there may be some with which you are not that familiar and unsure of how they should be used. Learning more […]
September is the month dedicated to creating awareness about childhood cancer and this mom wrote a touching letter about her experience with the condition In 2013, my seven-year-old daughter Quinn was diagnosed with a Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor ― a rare and aggressive pediatric brain cancer. In hindsight, this is what I wish I knew to tell people. […]