Less Use of Radiation Therapy Leads to Decline in Secondary Cancers in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Research done by St Jude Children’s Research Hospital shows that Childhood Cancer survival rates are on the rise and that children are seeing fewer new tissue growths as well as fewer complications later on. Researchers say that this decline is due to a sharp drop in the use of radiation therapy. Radiation treatment in paediatric cancers has been […]

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Africa/America Partnership to Fight Childhood Cancer in Africa

A comprehensive initiative called Global HOPE (Haematology-Oncology Paediatric Excellence) has recently been launched in public-private partnerships between American institutions and the governments of Botswana, Uganda and Malawi. The $100m Paediatric Haematology-Oncology treatment network has been created in order to build long-term capacity to treat and dramatically improve the prognosis of thousands of children with cancer and blood disorders […]

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Warning Signs of Paediatric Cancers

Cancers are malignant (malicious) growths or tumours caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division which may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream. An arbitrarily adopted standard of the ages used if they are childhood cancers, are 0–14 years inclusive, that is, up to 14 years 11.9 […]

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Childhood Cancers on the Rise in Ghana

Childhood cancer is on the increase in Ghana with only two out of ten children with cancer surviving in the country. Mr Dennis Ocansey, the Programme Manager of the Non-Communicable Disease Control Programme (NCD) at the Korle-bu Teaching hospital has indicated that childhood cancers have increased in the country over the years. He said the […]

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Michael Bublé’s Son Cancer-Free!

Michael Bublé and his wife, Luisana Lopilato’s 3 year old son Noah was diagnosed with a very rare type of liver cancer, which affects only 1 in 1 million children, in November, 2016. The parents immediately sought the best treatment and Noah then underwent a 4-month journey of treatment. In early February, Noah’s Aunt Daniela Lopilato, a nutritionist, who was […]

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International Childhood Cancer Day ~15th February

February 15th is International Childhood Cancer Day; a day on which individuals across the globe create awareness around the fact that cancer does not discriminate by age. Today we also think about all the children who are fighting cancer and their families and wish them Love, Light & Healing and remember all our Little Fighters who […]

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High-Calorie Shakes and Drinks

Hi Folks, it is Foodie Friday again, and following on yesterday’s post regarding ensuring that your Child with Cancer gets sufficient calories and proteins in their diet to help them fight their cancer and continue to develop and grow naturally at the same time, here are some great drinks recipes. For parents of Children with […]

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Epigenetic Diversity in Childhood Cancer

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 […]

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