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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.

A Nurse and Parent Explains Navigating Pediatric Oncology During COVID-19

December 1st 2022

A nurse shares what it was like when her daughter was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

High Sugar Intake May Lead to Premature Aging in Childhood Cancer Survivors

November 22nd 2022

Childhood cancer survivors who had high daily sugar intake — especially when it came to sweetened beverages — had an increased risk of premature aging-related health complications, according to recent research.

CAR-T Cell Therapy Demonstrates Similar Survival Across Socioeconomic Status in Children With Blood Cancer

November 21st 2022

Though remission rates for children who underwent CAR-T cell therapy did not differ based on socioeconomic status, accessibility gaps remain.

FDA Approves Adcetris Plus Chemotherapy for Children With High-Risk Hodgkin Lymphoma

November 10th 2022

The Food and Drug Administration approved Adcetris plus chemotherapy for pediatric patients with classical high-risk Hodgkin lymphoma.

FDA Committee Votes Against Omburtamab for Metastatic Neuroblastoma

November 7th 2022

Members of the FDA’s Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee voted that there was insufficient evidence claiming that omburtamab improved survival in patients with neuroblastoma with central nervous system/leptomeningeal metastases.

Cancer Survivor Throws Out World Series First Pitch, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Sends Best Wishes to Child With Brain Cancer and More

November 4th 2022

From a childhood cancer survivor throwing out the first pitch at Game 4 of the World Series to former WWE champion and actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recording a message for a child with brain cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Nearly Half of Childhood Cancer Survivors May Experience Symptom Burden Linked to Treatment, Sociodemographics

October 19th 2022

Childhood cancer survivors should be aware of any symptoms they experience during survivorship and communicate those with their care team.

Multi-Chemotherapy Regimen Elicits Improved Outcomes in Rare Form of Pediatric Lung Cancer, But More Research is Needed

October 6th 2022

The use of a multi-agent chemotherapy regimen resulted in improved outcomes in a group of children with pleuropulmonary blastoma, a rare form of lung cancer, when compared with other regimens.

A 3-time Neuroblastoma Survivor Reflects on How Childhood Cancer Has Changed Over the Past 10 Years

September 30th 2022

Ten years after being diagnosed with cancer, 11-year-old, 3-time neuroblastoma survivor Micah Bernstein and her father, Jeff, discuss how childhood cancer has changed over the past decade.

FDA Approves Pedmark to Prevent Chemotherapy-Induced Hearing Loss in Children

September 21st 2022

The Food and Drug Administration approved Pedmark for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced hearing loss in pediatric patients with localized, nonmetastatic solid cancers.

8 Updates in the Childhood Cancer Space From 2022 You May Have Missed

September 14th 2022

In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, CURE® compiled a roundup of some of the top stories involving the latest updates in the pediatric cancer space that patients and their families may have missed.

Jane Fonda Provides a Cancer Update, Old News Clipping Helps Patient With Leukemia Benefit from the Sept. 11 Victim Fund and More

September 9th 2022

From actress Jane Fonda giving an update on her cancer, to a patient with leukemia proving he was at the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City with an old newspaper clipping, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Awareness of Risk for Heart Disease May Mitigate Underdiagnosis in Childhood Cancer Survivors

September 7th 2022

It is important for cancer survivors to know their risk of developing heart disease, even years after treatment has ended, as they may be underdiagnosed or undertreated for them.

FDA Approves Imbruvica for Potentially Serious Complication in Children With Cancer

August 24th 2022

The FDA approved Imbruvica for children over the age of 1 who are experiencing chronic GVHD that has already been treated by one or more prior therapy.

Childhood Cancer Survivors Are at an Increased Risk for Hospitalization Due to Infection Several Years After Treatment Has Ended

August 4th 2022

Survivors of childhood cancer had higher rates of infection-related hospitalizations than their healthy peers, at both the five- and 10-year post-treatment mark.

Dick Vitale Receives Jimmy V Award, Cancer Survivor Will Use Golf Scholarship to Study Medicine and More

July 22nd 2022

From Dick Vitale receiving the Jimmy V Award at the 2022 ESPYs to a former triathlon champion opening up about his cancer experience, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

FDA to Speed Up Review of Novel CAR-T Cell Therapy for Rare Forms of Lymphoma and Leukemia

July 19th 2022

A first-in-human trial is investigating the safety and efficacy of the novel CAR-T cell therapy in patients relapsed or refractory T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoblastic lymphoma.

Adherence to Follow-up Care in Childhood Cancer Survivors Continues to be Subpar, Highlighting Need for More Resources to Increase Engagement

June 29th 2022

Findings from several studies have shown that childhood cancer survivors often stop attending much needed follow-up visits in the years following treatment.

FDA Approves Tafinlar Plus Mekinist for Patients With BRAF V600-Mutant Solid Cancers

June 23rd 2022

Tafinlar plus Mekinist is now approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat adults and children over the age of 6 who have BRAF V600-mutant advanced solid cancers.

Actress Alicia Witt Discusses Cancer Treatment After Losing Her Parents, Chef Gordon Ramsay Surprises a Teen With Cancer and More

June 3rd 2022

From chef Gordon Ramsay sharing a meal with a 13-year-old fan with Ewing sarcoma, to a dermatologist on a playground spotting a mother’s skin cancer, here’s a look at what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

FDA Will Expedite Review of Omblastys to Treat Metastatic, Pediatric Neuroblastoma

June 2nd 2022

If approved, Omblastys will be the first FDA-approved drug for children with neuroblastoma that has spread to the central nervous system or leptomeninges.

Hispanic Children With Neuroblastoma Have Poorer Trial Outcomes: Describing Disparities Is ‘Simply Not Enough’

June 1st 2022

Research showed that Hispanic children with neuroblastoma who are participating on clinical trials tended to have worse survival outcomes than others.

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.