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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.

Childhood Cancer Survivors Can Modify Death Risks

April 11th 2023

Childhood cancer survivors tend to die of the same factors as the general population, though at an earlier age. Research showed, though, that these risks can be modified.

FDA Approves Keytruda for Adults, Children with MSI-H or dMMR Solid Cancers

March 29th 2023

The Food and Drug Administration approved Keytruda for adult and pediatric patients with previously treated unresectable or metastatic microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) solid tumors.

FDA Approves Tafinlar Plus Mekinist for Pediatric Brain Tumors

March 17th 2023

This approval is the first of its kind as a first-line systemic therapy for pediatric patients with low-grade gliomas of a specific mutation.

My 4-Year-Old Taught Me to Live with My Heart as Well as My Head During Cancer

March 16th 2023

Even after my son survived cancer, I still had fears — and nightmares — of the worst.

First-Ever Cellular Drug for Pediatric Steroid-Refractory Acute GVHD Under FDA Review

March 13th 2023

The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing remestemcel-L for the treatment of children with steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease.

Latino Children With Cancer May Be at an Increased Risk for Neurotoxicity

March 2nd 2023

Latino patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and a high level of serum creatine may have an almost six-fold increased risk of neurotoxicity.

Socioeconomic Disadvantages, Chronic Conditions May Increase Mortality Risk in Childhood Cancer Survivors

February 12th 2023

The impact of living in a socioeconomically disadvantaged area and having conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure may increase the likelihood of a childhood cancer survivor dying at least five years after they were diagnosed.

Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Higher Rate of Aging-Related Mutations Than the General Population

February 9th 2023

Survivors of childhood cancer tended to have a higher rate of clonal hematopoiesis than those without a cancer history, research showed.

Drug Offers Long-Term Heart Protection for Childhood Cancer Survivors

February 6th 2023

When children with cancer received dexrazoxane alongside their chemotherapy, they tended to have fewer heart complications in the short and long term.

White House Provides Cancer Moonshot Updates, Mets Broadcaster Reveals Cancer Diagnosis and More

February 3rd 2023

From funding updates on the Cancer Moonshot to Howie Rose’s bladder cancer diagnosis and more, here’s what’s happening in the oncology space this week.

Teaching Children — and the World — to Use Breathing Techniques for Cancer-Related Pain

February 2nd 2023

In this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, “Rabbi G” discusses his global travels to teach breathwork to children with cancer, and gives an exercise listeners can use to decrease their pain and anxiety.

Michael Bublé Discusses His Son’s Cancer, TikTok Star Dies of CRC and More

January 27th 2023

From Michael Bublé opening up about his son’s cancer diagnosis to the death of “Enkyboys” social media star, here’s what’s happening in the oncology space this week.

‘Profound’ Evidence Shows Breathing Can Improve Cancer-Related Pain and Stress

January 17th 2023

While some may say that teaching breathing techniques gives patients with cancer the “heebie-jeebies”, it can actually have a major impact on patients’ pain and stress, according to an expert.

Pediatric Cancer Vaccine May Be ‘Too Good to Be True,’ But More Work Is Needed

January 17th 2023

Immune-based therapies have not been as successful in childhood cancer as they have been with adults, but ongoing research is hoping to change that.

Loneliness May Lead to Chronic Conditions, Emotional Distress in Young Adult Childhood Cancer Survivors

January 16th 2023

As young adults, survivors of childhood cancers were more likely to report feeling lonely compared with their siblings, emphasizing the importance of screening.

White Sox Pitcher Reveals Lymphoma Diagnosis, NFL’s Charles White Dies of Cancer and More

January 13th 2023

From the cancer diagnoses of an MLB pitcher and star of Riverdance to First Lady Jill Biden’s recent carcinoma removal, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

A Cancer Survivor on a Mission to Raise Awareness

January 12th 2023

Tiffany Williams devoted her career as a pediatric nurse practitioner to addressing health disparities among children and teens. But then, just a year after earning her doctorate, she received a diagnosis of multiple myeloma.

New Drug Shows ‘Encouraging’ Outcomes for Pediatric Brain Tumor Treatment

January 10th 2023

Treatment with tovorafenib led to a 64% overall response rate in patients with recurrent or progressive pediatric low-grade glioma, study findings showed.

Top FDA Approvals of 2022

December 27th 2022

There were some monumental FDA approvals in the cancer space during 2022 — here’s a roundup of our most-read agency decisions of the year.

Childhood Cancer Survivor Pays It Forward at the Same Hospital She Received Treatment

December 22nd 2022

A childhood cancer survivor now works raising funds for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the same hospital where she received treatment for Ewing sarcoma at 12 years old.

Tina Turner’s Son Dies of Cancer, NFL Team Honors Group’s $5.6 Million Fundraising Effort and More

December 16th 2022

From Tina Turner’s son, Ronnie, dying of cancer to the Miami Dolphins honoring a group of people who raised over $5 million for oncology care and research, here is what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Scratching the Surface on Pediatric Cancer Care

December 15th 2022

The treatment and support that children with cancer receive has advanced over the past 20 years, but more progress to improve the cure rate is on the horizon.

FDA Approves Tecentriq for Rare Sarcoma Subtype in Adults and Children

December 12th 2022

Tecentriq was approved by the FDA for adults and children aged two years and older with advanced alveolar soft part sarcoma, a disease typically diagnosed in approximately 80 patients per year in the U.S.

Extreme Obesity May Increase Relapse Risk During Maintenance Therapy in Children With Leukemia Subtype

December 6th 2022

Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia had a 2.4-fold greater risk of relapse if they were considered extremely obese while undergoing maintenance therapy.

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.