Monthly Archives: September 2013

$5 Million in Grants Awarded to Researchers Studying Children’s Cancer

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer this week announced the recipients of its Acceleration Initiative grants, awarding $5 million to children’s cancer researchers studying areas critical to achieving breakthroughs in treatments and with the potential to reach patients in early clinical trials within three years. New treatments are important because 40,000 children undergo cancer treatment each year, […]

Why Painting Tumors Could Make Brain Surgeons Better

(NPR.org) – September 12, 2013: Perhaps one of the most uncomfortable things a doctor has to tell patients is that their medical problems are iatrogenic. What that means is they were caused by a doctor in the course of the treatment. Sometimes these iatrogenic injuries are accidental. But sometimes, because of the limits of medical […]

Day in the Life: Dr. Kolb

E. Anders Kolb, MD is a pediatric oncologist at Nemours/ Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Kolb Goes MOM on Cancer every day striving to provide his patients with the best possible care. He loves getting to know his patients and their families and will stop at nothing to be the […]

Gene for most common childhood cancer identified

An aberrant gene has been found to cause the most common childhood cancer in the world, pre-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia or ALL. The gene, PAX5, has long been known to be involved in ALL. The new study indicates a mutation in the gene alone is sufficient to eventually cause the disease. ALL affects nearly […]

Momcology: No One Fights Alone

This guest blog post by Melanie Bimson is a co-founder of Momcology, Ultimate Hiker 2012, and mom to Piper and Pierce. Pierce has been a survivor since 2008. When you have a child, you prepare for a lot of different things. Preparing for a childhood cancer diagnosis isn’t typically one of them. When we were thrust into […]

Bronies for Good

Bronies for Good started when a group of Bronies, fans of the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, decided that they wanted to help people in their community. They created an organization that was committed to fostering the growth of a global community of caring, socially conscious individuals through the organization of service events […]

“If I could do one thing, I would cure cancer.”

This Mom Goes MOM on Cancer When Christy’s son Gavin was 9-years-old, he was diagnosed with a germinoma brain tumor that was the size of an orange. After his diagnosis, he underwent surgery to remove the tumor, followed by chemotherapy and radiation. When Gavin was diagnosed, Christy’s heart broke; she couldn’t believe that they had […]