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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.

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

November 19th 2021, 4:00pm


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, 1:00pm


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, 7:00pm


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, 7:00pm


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, 11:45am


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, 3:00pm


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, 1:00pm


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, 3:00pm


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.

Friday Frontline: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant Leaves the Show, Kathy Griffin Offers an Update and More

August 6th 2021, 3:00pm


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, 6:36pm


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.