Caution Called for in Development of Drugs for Most Common Malignant Paediatric Brain Tumour

Researchers led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have worked out how a crucial cancer-related protein, a “histone writer” called Ezh2, plays a role in suppressing as well as driving the most aggressive form of the brain tumour medulloblastoma. Ezh2 is a histone writer, an enzyme that can tag or label other proteins in […]

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Gene Therapy in Cancer Treatment

Gene therapy is a still somewhat experimental treatment that involves introducing genetic material into a person’s cells to fight or prevent disease. Researchers are studying gene therapy for a number of diseases, such as severe combined immuno-deficiencies, haemophilia, Parkinson’s disease, cancer and HIV, via a number of different approaches. A gene can be delivered to a […]

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Would YOU like to Volunteer @ The Little Fighters Cancer Trust?

  Every day the Little Fighters Cancer Trust gets loads of phone calls, e-mails and enquiries on our Facebook Page from individuals who want to know how they can help us to help our Little Fighters and their families. We really appreciate all the offers and enquiries, but we cannot always get to them as we […]

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The Face of a True Warrior

This is 10-year-old Little Fighter Brendon, and last week he made a short video for all his supporters to tell them how he was doing and thank them for the support; he first did this in Afrikaans (his home language) but when asked by Mandie if next time he could do one in English for those […]

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Foodie Friday: Pancakes, Pasta & Pudding

So, it is Friday again – whew, what a week! A little birdie told me that there are some people who are really enjoying the Foodie Friday posts (although I wouldn’t know it as nobody ever comments 🙁 ) so here are some more interesting and healthy recipes for you and your Child with Cancer […]

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Childhood Cancer Survivorship

Getting cancer is something NOBODY wants, and it is even more tragic when a young soul is diagnosed with cancer. Fighting cancer is a battle that leaves many scars, not all of them physical… Those who have survived cancer are often left with a different appreciation of life, even children who have not yet lived […]

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Helen's Story – Retinoblastoma Part 2

  Hey There, Helen and mommy Siobahn here again – today we are going to continue with “Helen’s Story” because we want everyone out there to know about Childhood Cancer and about my cancer, Retinoblastoma. Now that the problem had been diagnosed as Retinoblastoma, things moved along very quickly. The diagnosis was made on the Thursday […]

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