Category Archives: Pediatric Cancer

Local family founds nonprofit dedicated to pediatric cancer research

The names and stories vary, but the result is often the same family and friends of childhood cancer patients organizing and rallying together to raise awareness and funding for pediatric cancer research.

“Pediatric cancers are some of the hardest and most aggressive cancers because by the time most children are diagnosed, it’s already spreading,” she said. “If we could solve that and cure that—pull a thread out of the cancer ribbon—I think all of cancer would unravel. If we start with some of the hardest cancers, if we attack them, I believe we will have a huge impact.”

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Family Doctors in Driving Seat for Treating Cancer Survivors

General practitioners face a dilemma. In a recent survey (Ann Intern Med. 2014;160:11-17), most reported being unfamiliar with the guidelines and uncomfortable treating adult survivors of childhood cancer; however, they can expect to see more such patients each year as treatments for childhood cancer become increasingly successful.

“I envision the development of a subspecialty — either of doctors or nurse practitioners — who deal with cancer patients outside the care of an oncologist and who are trained in survivorship, know a lot about treatment, and know about supportive, palliative, and nutritional care in survivors,” she said.

In the meantime, however, family practitioners are in the driver’s seat.

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Red Robin Takes a Stand Against Childhood Cancer in Honor of National Lemonade Day

Restaurants Nationwide Host Lemonade Stands to Support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

What’s better than an ice cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day? A refreshing glass of Freckled Lemonade® from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. that helps support the fight against childhood cancer! On Wednesday, Aug. 20, participating Red Robin® restaurants nationwide will host lemonade stands* to raise funds for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding better treatments and ultimately cures for all children with cancer.

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Camp offers summer fun for cancer patients, survivors

Whether it’s swimming, playing ball or just being outside with friends, camp is a fun part of the summer for many children.

Those kids who have cancer don’t have to miss out on the fun, either, thanks to Camp Sunrise, a weeklong sleep-away camp where they can be campers instead of patients. It’s put on by the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Division of Pediatric Oncology.

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