Nevermind Less Junk Food: Eat More Nutritious Food!
Extraordinary Healers Honoured
According to the Global Burden of Disease study, unhealthy diets are responsible for 11m preventable deaths globally per year, more even than smoking tobacco. The biggest problem is not the junk we eat however, but the nutritious food we don’t eat. Researchers are calling for a global shift in policy to promote vegetables, fruit, nuts […]
Childhood Cancer: Lessons In Life & Death – Live Like 12 yr old Lola
Generosity was the thread that tied together three oncology nurses honored in CURE®’s 2019 Extraordinary Healer contest. Two finalists and a winner were recognized for giving more time and effort than their jobs demanded to support their patients, colleagues and institutions. In essays by patients, colleagues or family members, these nurses and 51 others were […]
Tipline Tuesday: Know the Glow ~ Retinoblastoma
On Aug. 26, 2016, Lola Muñoz was diagnosed with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an inoperable brain tumour. DIPG affects children almost exclusively, with a 0% survival rate and an average prognosis of nine to 12 months. Only 10% of DIPG patients survive two years. When their daughter’s left eye initially stopped tracking along with […]
Will Newly-Launched Groundbreaking IMPACT Series Forum Benefit Children with Cancer?
Retinoblastoma is a type of childhood cancer that develops in the light-sensitive lining of the eye, called the retina. The White Eye Detector or CRADLE (ComputeR Assisted Detector of LEukoria) cellphone app helps parents detect the appearance of white eye in pictures of their children. A white pupil can be a normal photographic effect in […]
Foodie Friday: Can Sugary Drinks Fuel & Accelerate Cancer Growth?
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer has just launched a new collaborative forum will provide academic pediatric oncology leaders with early industry insights to accelerate the development of new pediatric cancer treatments. CureSearch for Children’s Cancer has just announced its inaugural IMPACT Series Forum, a closed-door session that will provide first-of-its-kind insight for leading academics into pharma’s […]
Why Is Stage IV Cancer Difficult to Treat?
Researchers acknowledge that obesity increases the risk of cancer, and some studies even consider the existence of a causal relationship between this metabolic condition and cancer. One important factor that can lead to obesity is the high intake of sugar through the frequent consumption of processed foods and sugary beverages. Sugar is a simple, edible, […]
Wishlist Wednesday: LFCT Needs YOU!!
The more widely cancer has spread from the site where it is first diagnosed, the more difficult it becomes to treat. Cancer is labeled stage IV when it is found not only in its original location, but also in distant tissues and organs. There are several staging systems used by pathologists and cancer specialists to […]
WWE Donates $1 Million For MIBG Therapy Suite at Children’s Hospital
As most of you know, last year LFCT went through big changes which included restructuring and changing things up a bit to better be able to provide the best services to our beneficiaries – children with cancer and their families. To this end we would like to engage a permanent team of volunteers that we […]
Cape Town’s First Palliative Care Hospice for Children to Open in 2020
The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation announced this week that Triple H and Stephanie McMahon have given $1 million to establish a family-centered MIBG Therapy Suite at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The donation was actually made in May 2018 and the ribbon cutting ceremony for the suite was held on Thursday. MIBG treatment […]
The Rohan Bloom Foundation and Paedspal are set to open Cape Town’s first children’s palliative care hospice. Palliative care is vital but is often a scarce and expensive luxury that is inaccessible to many South Africans. While there are local palliative care hospices for adults, there are, shockingly, none in the city that cater towards […]