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CURE’s childhood cancers page is a go-to resource for oncology news and updates in the world of childhood cancers Here, readers will find cancer articles, videos, podcasts, and more with expert insight into the latest treatments and research in childhood cancers.

FDA Approves Vidaza for Rare Pediatric Blood Cancer

May 23rd 2022

The FDA approved Vidaza for the treatment of pediatric patients with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia.

10-Year-Old Child With Cancer Sworn in as Honorary Member of NYPD, Experts Suggest a New Name for Certain Prostate Cancers and More

April 22nd 2022

From Philadelphia Flyers’ employees suing the organization after developing a rare blood cancer to experts proposing a new name for low-risk prostate cancer and an actor on Disney+’s “The Mandolorian” dying of cancer, here’s what is happening in the cancer space this week.

Cancer Survivor to Run Boston Marathon Alongside His Organ Donor, HIV Drug Shows Promise in Treating Metastatic Colon Cancer and More

April 8th 2022

From liver cancer survivor planning to run the upcoming Boston Marathon with his organ donor to a common HIV drug showing promise in treating colorectal cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

‘Today Show’ Anchor Hoda Kotb Discusses Fertility Issues Following Cancer Diagnosis, Pfizer Pulls Blood Pressure Drugs Due to Cancer Concerns and More

March 25th 2022

From Pfizer issuing a voluntary recall of three blood pressure drugs due to a high level of a cancer-causing chemical to “Today Show” co-ancho Hoda Kotb discussing her struggles with fertility after receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Ditches Wig to Make Statement About Her Cancer, Children in Ukraine Evacuated to Neighboring Countries to Continue Cancer Treatment and More

March 4th 2022

From a “Jeopardy!” winner taking her wig off on the gameshow to childhood patients with cancer in Ukraine being bussed to neighboring countries to safely receive treatment, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Listen Up: Hearing Loss Among Cancer Survivors Often Overlooked and Understudied

March 3rd 2022

Significant challenges include improving detection and response to inner ear side effects among cancer survivors following the use of certain drugs and therapies.

‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant Jane ‘Nightbirdie’ Marczewski Dies 4 Years After Cancer Diagnosis, ‘Good Morning America’s’ Robin Roberts Announces Partner’s Cancer Diagnosis and More

February 25th 2022

From the death of “America’s Got Talent” contestant Jane “Nightbirdie” Marczewski to “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts announcing her partners breast cancer diagnosis, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

2021’s Most-Read Childhood Cancer Stories

January 4th 2022

From long-term effects of pediatric cancer to a survivor fulfilling her dream of being an astronaut, CURE® looked back on its most-read childhood cancer stories of the year.

Mortality Risk Later in Life May Be Increased in Childhood Leukemia Survivors With Down Syndrome

January 3rd 2022

Patients with Down syndrome have an increased risk for leukemia during childhood, and toxicities related to treatment may be more common in this patient population.

Body Composition May Be a Better Predictor of Chemotoxicities in Children With Lymphoma or a Type of Sarcoma Than BMI

December 29th 2021

Children with low skeletal muscle density were more likely to have hematologic toxicities from chemotherapy, but more research is needed to determine whether this measure is an accurate predictor of chemotoxicities in lymphoma.

FDA Approves Rituxan-Chemotherapy Combo for Children with a Variety of Blood Cancers

December 3rd 2021

The FDA approval of Rituxan plus chemotherapy is indicated for the treatment of children aged six months to 18 years who have various forms of lymphoma or a form of leukemia.

Taylor Swift’s Song ‘Ronan’ Tells Story of 4-Year-Old Boy Who Died From Cancer and More

November 19th 2021

From Taylor Swift’s heartfelt tribute to a 4-year-old boy who died from cancer to Senator Amy Klobuchar’s announcement that she is cancer-free, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Outcome Disparities Persist in Young Patients With Hodgkin Lymphoma

September 28th 2021

Certain races/ethnicities and ages may have worse outcomes in Hodgkin lymphoma regardless of variation in upfront chemotherapy.

Younger Children May Have Increased Risk for Hearing Loss From Chemotherapy

September 23rd 2021

Children younger than five years old may have an increased risk for hearing loss from cisplatin-based therapies compared with older children, highlighting the potential need for more consistent monitoring for hearing loss in children with cancer.

New Book Written By Former Pediatric Oncologist Emphasizes Patients With Cancer ‘Are Not Alone’

September 22nd 2021

The tome also reflects on his own diagnosis of cancer and how it influenced his practice.

Khloe's Story: the Tale of a Rare Pediatric Cancer

August 23rd 2021

Khloe’s story is as unique as the rare neuroendocrine (NET) cancer she was diagnosed with in 2018. The medical team spanned three states including a NET specialist in pediatrics. Part 1 of this series introduces you to Khloe, her family and the beginning of a challenging journey.

‘The Shining Light for All Patients With Cancer’

August 14th 2021

A retired special education teacher reflects on a pediatric oncology nurse practitioner who helped her teach children with neurocognitive issues impacted by cancer and its treatments.

Unique Chemo Administration ‘Provides Hope’ for Children With Peritoneal Cancer

August 11th 2021

Heating chemotherapy and administering it into the abdominal cavity allows children with desmoplastic small round cell tumors to be treated with minimal side effects.

A Genetic Variant May Identify Children at Higher Risk of Chemotherapy-Induced Hearing Loss

August 10th 2021

Children with cancer who carry the specific genetic variant may be at a three times increased risk of developing cisplatin-induced hearing loss compared to those who do not.

‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant Leaves Show Due to Cancer Complications, Kathy Griffin Offers Lung Cancer Update and More

August 6th 2021

From a 6-year-old cancer survivor visiting all 50 states to give wagons to pediatric patients to Kathy Griffin taking an honest look at cancer and opioid addiction, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Short-Term Memory Recall Decline in AYA Cancer Survivors May Lead to an Increased Risk of Dementia, Alzheimer's

August 5th 2021

Experts from the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital advise young-adult childhood cancer survivors to increase their physical activity levels, eat well and stay socially active to reduce their risk of becoming frail and prevent cognitive decline.

Doctor Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine for Adolescent Patients with Cancer

May 18th 2021

Recent CDC recommendations that children ages 12 to 15 are eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can include patients with cancer, except under certain extreme circumstances, says an expert from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Kathy Ireland Joins the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s ‘Team 43’ to Raise Funds and Awareness

April 17th 2021

In an interview with CURE®, Ireland shared details on how to get involved in the "43 challenge" and offered some advice to families who may find themselves impacted by pediatric cancer.

President Biden Holds Bipartisan Meeting on Cancer Research, Pediatric Patient ‘Donates’ Her Birthday to Help Other Children, and More

March 5th 2021

From President Biden convening a bipartisan meeting to discuss cancer treatments and research to a 5-year-old patient with hepatoblastoma asking for donations to a local food bank instead of presents for her birthday, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Snowman Challenge Raises Money for Families Affected By Pediatric Cancer, Advocacy Groups Join Together to Create a Cancer Bill of Rights, and More

February 5th 2021

From a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit taking advantage of recent blizzards to help local families in need to the creation of a “Cancer Bill of Rights”, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

How Oncology Nurses Are Competent, Compassionate And Selfless

November 7th 2020

Working in the pediatric oncology field requires a special touch, one full of compassion and selflessness. Traits that oncology nurses have in spades.

RACE for Children Act to 'Level the Playing Field for Kids' with Cancer

November 4th 2020

The RACE for Children Act will create more clinical trial options for young patients with cancer and, ultimately, more pediatric oncology drugs.

Study Shows Affordable Care Act Provision Helped Young Adult Cancer Survivors Remain on Insurance Longer

October 26th 2020

The dependent coverage provision in the Affordable Care Act has helped adolescent and young adult patients with cancer stay on health insurance longer than those who had cancer before the ACA was signed into law.

‘You Never Know When Things Could Change in an Instant’ Says Pediatric Cancer Survivor

October 7th 2020

In an interview with CURE®, Emily Whitehead details her journey as a pediatric cancer survivor and how you won’t be able to predict it.

Coping With Pediatric Cancer in the Time of COVID

October 1st 2020

On this week’s episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, pediatric cancer patient Jelena and mom Andrea join us to talk about what it was like facing cancer and a pandemic at the same time, and how they were excited to partner with St. Baldrick’s to raise money for pediatric cancer research.