A new law requiring pharmaceuticals companies to test cancer drugs on children as well as adults is raising hopes of more therapies.
The health-care industry is preparing for a new law that researchers say will mean more treatments for pediatric cancers, which are the leading cause of death from disease among children.
Many people associate palliative care with hospice care, but medical professionals are offering it to children and adolescents living with cancer as well as to those dying from it.
A cancer diagnosis is a firestorm that turns lives upside down. It may not be life-ending, but it almost always is life-changing.
Few life experiences are crueler than childhood cancer, but this blatant unfairness motivates some of the best, kindest and most heartfelt medical care. Clinicians in adult oncology can learn a lot from pediatric cancer practices.
Nearly 16,000 American kids are diagnosed with cancer annually. But only four percent of federal cancer research dollars is allotted to childhood cancer. What are the stories of these patients and how do they fit into the broader fight against cancer nationwide?
The need for child-specific treatments is largely ignored by funding incentives; so kids pay.
Research found hereditary genetic mutations in 8.5% of malignancies, but a family history in only 40% of those cases.
As a mother who watched her 9-year-old son, Zach, die from aggressive leukemia following four years of harrowing therapy and three bone marrow transplants, I urge the government and the biopharma industry to apply a similar spirit of innovation and resolve in tackling another critical challenge: childhood cancer.
Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children past infancy in the United States. Yet only four percent of federal funding for cancer research is dedicated to childhood cancers. And in the past 20 years, only three new drugs specifically developed to treat kids with cancer have received FDA approval.
Andrew Levy’s parents knew that the rare
and deadly cancer in his blood could not be
beaten, so they began to prepare for the
worst. Then something mysterious happened.
A new $15 million global campaign against pediatric cancer aims to narrow the gap between treatment in affluent countries and poor ones
Most pediatricians want to focus on kids getting better. So they don’t want to move or pay large sums to go back to school for the training they would need to help kids die. And doctors already specializing in hospice care for adults aren’t a perfect solution either, says pediatric nurse Suzanne Gwynn. Children have different needs.
The treatment of childhood cancer is one of oncology's success stories, with five-year survival rates that have shot up from 30% in the 1960s to 80% now — at least in high-income countries.
A report released by the American Cancer Society reveals an increase in childhood cancer cases coupled with falling death rates among children and adolescents.
As advances in treating pediatric cancers allow more and more patients to live into adulthood, doctors are increasingly concerned about the long-term health effects of the very treatments that saved them as children.
We’ll break down the latest in immunotherapy and how it is being used to help young patients survive and thrive. And moving beyond anecdotal evidence, we'll examine how big data can be used to track how pediatric cancers impact aspects of health for survivors down the road.
Current evidence shows that even where the types of cancer may be similar to those in developed countries there are biological differences that have a significant impact on the treatment choices and outcomes.
It’s therefore imperative that further research including clinical trials to identify suitable treatments are done to improve treatment outcomes.
With survival rates rising, more kids with cancer are undergoing fertility-preservation procedures.
My hope is that we can replicate for brain cancer what has been achieved for leukaemia. The survival rate for the most common form of childhood leukaemia was once zero but today it’s 85%. To achieve this outcome for brain tumour patients, we will need to adopt a similar strategy as with leukaemia.
A child’s chance of survival shouldn’t hinge on where he or she is born.
CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and through support of patients and their families.
CureSearch unites the world's largest childhood cancer research organization, the Children's Oncology Group, and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation through our mission to cure childhood cancer. Research is the key to the cure.
Cures are the ultimate goal of anyone who has been touched by cancer, but those cures are a long way off... help us make a difference today!
Changing the landscape of pediatric research.
What happens when a happiness coach meets cancer?
Laughter with Cancer becomes her story to spread a DAILY HAPPINESS PROJECT to smile no matter what
The Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer Foundation was established by a child with cancer with one purpose in mind: to fund pediatric cancer research.
MaxLove Project is an innovative nonprofit organization that advocates for the integration of evidence-based quality of life care and integrative medicine into standard pediatric cancer care.
SeventyK represents approximately 70,000 children, adolescent and young adult patients in this country who are diagnosed with cancer every year.
We are committed to helping the families of children battling cancer in any way we can. So while they are fighting the toughest war of their lives, we will fight their lesser battles, so they don't have to. We are not only here to support children with cancer; we are here to help ease the burden of the family and the caregivers who are fighting battles of their own.
The mission of The Pablove Foundation is to fund pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, educate and empower cancer families, and improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through hospital play, music and arts programs.
The Tomorrow Fund is the only local nonprofit organization that provides financial and emotional support to children with cancer and their families.
We envision a world
where no young adult
faces cancer alone.
When Chronic Illness...or Some Other Medical Problem...
Goes to School
Our foundation is unique in that our costs are fully supported. This means that every gift to Ben Towne Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation right now is a donation that goes 100% toward research. And from research will come cures.
With your help, we will end childhood cancer. And then – and only then – will the words “all done” be fully realized.
Children’s Cancer Research Fund invests in lifesaving, leading-edge research in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of childhood cancers and blood-related disorders.
Welcome to Childhood Cancer Guides. We write, update, and publish books that help families of children with cancer. Our books, reviewed by renowned experts in pediatric oncology, feature stories from more than 500 parents, children with cancer, and survivors of childhood cancer. Our hope is to help those following in our footsteps.. We write, update, and publish books that help families of children with cancer. Our books, reviewed by renowned experts in pediatric oncology, feature stories from more than 500 parents, children with cancer, and survivors of childhood cancer. Our hope is to help those following in our footsteps.
The Childhood Leukemia Foundation is a national non-profit organization that offers a wide range of services at no charge to children living with cancer and their families. Our goal is to make sure children battling cancer know they are not alone.
Established in 1987, CCRF is dedicated to providing national support for clinical research in pediatric cancer, while improving the medical environment for all children. A Healthier and Happier tomorrow is the mission and promise of a Children's Cancer Research Fund to children and their parents everywhere.
The Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that works as a national catalyst to stimulate drug discovery and development for childhood cancers, to expand resources for research and treatment, and to address the needs and concerns of survivors.
CHI's ultimate goal is to so ingrain the hospice concept into pediatrics that it isn't considered a separate specialty, rather, an integral part of health care for children and adolescents.
The Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation is here for you. Through our experience with neuroblastoma and network of families and medical professionals, we are committed to use our experience as a tool in supporting the needs of the children and their families.
Children’s cancer research has been seriously under funded for decades. Of the hundreds of millions of dollars raised to fight cancer only 1% makes its way to pediatric cancer research.
Raising research monies and awareness. An afflilate organization of Lurie Childrens Hospital fka Children's Memorial Hospital, and Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago.
The Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer. Our focus is to fund research to find less toxic, more targeted therapies by partnering with leading hospitals nationwide.
We improve the care, quality of life, and survival rate of children with malignant diseases.
SIDES is committed to helping families suffering from Ewing's Sarcoma and other pediatric cancers...
We're a childhood cancer charity funding the most promising research to help find cures for kids with cancer. Yes, we are indeed those crazy head-shaving people.
CBTF is an all-volunteer organization founded by families, friends and physicians of children with brain tumors. Our mission is to raise funds for (pediatric) scientific research, to heighten public awareness of this more devastating disease, and to improve prognosis and quality of life for those that are affected.
This site maintained by Barry Sugarman, B.S.ENGR.
Father of Alon Sugarman, Diagnosed March 6, 1998
with Ewing's Sarcoma of the Distal Femur.
American Childhood Cancer Organization's mission is to address the needs of families through programs that emphasize information, advocacy, awareness, and research. In this way, we can support families both directly and through our affiliation with local organizations, and work toward a better tomorrow for our children and adolescents.
The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s mission is to erase the effects of pediatric cancer and optimize each child’s quality of life through essential specialized intervention beginning at the time of diagnoses and continuing throughout survivorship.
Cancer is uncommon in children. Most cancers (98%) develop in adults, and it is most common in older adults. About one out of every six adults will develop cancer during his or her lifetime, while one in 300 boys and one in 333 girls will develop cancer before the age of 20.
Coping with Childhood Cancer: Issues for Parents of Children with Cancer
Our goal is to improve knowledge of the childhood malignant and paramalignant diseases, their nature and their management. It shall be understood that the terms "malignant" and "neoplastic" encompass the broader spectrum of diseases just defined
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology reports on major advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and blood diseases in children.
Information about pediatric oncology treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy.