Category Archives: Children’s Cancer News

Antipsychotic Drug Fights Cancer

(Oncology Nurse Advisor) – In a prime example of finding new uses for older drugs, studies in zebrafish show that a 50-year-old antipsychotic medication called perphenazine can actively combat the cells of a difficult-to-treat form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The drug works by turning on a cancer-suppressing enzyme called PP2A and causes malignant tumor […]

Childhood Cancer Survivors a Growing Patient Population

But many general practitioners aren’t prepared to deal with them, survey finds HealthDay News- Improved treatment of childhood cancer has led to an unprecedented health care problem, with primary care physicians unprepared to care for the special medical needs of adult cancer survivors, researchers report. A survey of internists — primary care doctors for adults […]

Late effects linked to poor quality of life in long-term childhood cancer survivors

Improved treatments and technologies are leading to more children than ever who survive cancer. Unfortunately, about 70% of these children experience late effects from their disease and treatment 30 years after their cancer diagnosis. These effects significantly impact their quality of life. “The prevalence of these symptoms accounts for a huge variance in physical, mental, […]

Children’s Cancer Fund Gets Gift from Department of Transportation

A Missouri Department of Transportation project that built new bridges in each of Missouri’s 114 counties and was completed more than a year early and under its $685 million budget has been named one of the nation’s two best projects that were completed in 2012. The Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program yesterday received the […]

A Novel Epigenetic Strategy to Treat Ewing Sarcoma

Mary Beckerle, PhDRalph E. and William T. Main Presidential ProfessorCEO and Director, Huntsman Cancer InstituteThe University of Utah A team at Huntsman Cancer Institute that includes Mary Beckerle, PhD, Steve Lessnick, MD, PhD, Sunil Sharma, MD, and Alana Welm, PhD has received a $1.73 million grant from CureSearch to test a novel targeted treatment for […]

Patients and Hospital Staff Inspire Others to Be Brave

University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital share why they are courageous.

Six Important Questions About Childhood Cancer

Lisa Diller, MD, chief medical officer at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, was asked to answer these important questions. What signs might lead a child’s pediatrician to suspect cancer? Cancer is very diverse, and diagnosis is further complicated because many signs and symptoms—like fever, bruising and headaches—are normal in healthy children. Pediatricians are extremely skilled at distinguishing […]