Childhood Cancer

Feelings Book Helps Kids Cope with Cancer

To help support and encourage people touched by childhood cancer, especially during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, the American Cancer Society offers an excerpt of My Cancer Days, a book that helps kids explore the emotional ups and downs of daily life during treatment.

Study: Chemo for Childhood Cancer Affects Male Survivors’ Fertility More Than Females’

A study by researchers from leading cancer centers across the US has found that modern chemotherapy treatments have only a small impact on the ability of female childhood and adolescent cancer survivors to have children when they grow up. However, male survivors are more likely to have fertility problems.

New ACS Children’s Book Tackles Emotional Effects of Cancer

In My Cancer Days, a little girl with cancer experiences a range of emotions depending on how she feels on different days.

Children and Adolescents with Cancer Have Unique Needs

Young children and adolescents with cancer have physical and emotional needs that differ from those of adults with cancer.

Protecting Health After Childhood Cancer

The same cancer treatment that saves children’s lives may affect their health as they grow up, and into adulthood. Specialized follow-up care is needed.

FDA Approves Unituxin (Dinutuximab) for Neuroblastoma

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Unituxin (dinutuximab) for children with high-risk neuroblastoma.

Children with Cancer Face School-time Challenges

The first day of a new school year brings excitement, anticipation, and often jitters for many children. But for children with cancer or another long-term illness, numerous, sometimes lengthy absences from school all year round create extra challenges.

Volunteers: Motivated to Help Others

Many cancer survivors are moved by their own experience to help others facing diagnosis and treatment. Find inspiration and hope in these stories of volunteers who are making a difference in the fight against cancer.

Facts and Figures Report Outlines Progress and Challenges in Childhood Cancer

A new report from the American Cancer Society describes the progress that has been made and the challenges that remain in fighting childhood cancer.

Study: Hodgkin Disease Treatment May Raise Stomach Cancer Risk

Researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have found that certain radiation and chemotherapy treatment regimens for Hodgkin disease may increase the risk of stomach cancer.

All Grown Up: Preparing Young Survivors for Life on their Own

For parents who have cared for a child with cancer, a coming of age may be especially bittersweet. Whether you have a child who’s going away to college, taking a first job, or moving out on their own, the tips here can help you both get ready for the next big step.

Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer Face Health Risks

A study from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has found that adult survivors of childhood cancer are likely to be at high risk for a number of serious health conditions.

Study Estimates Children’s Potential Cancer Risk from CT Scans

Medical experts are once again advising that children undergo CT scans only when medically necessary and using the smallest radiation dose possible, following a new study.

Study Shows Some Children with Eye Cancer Can Avoid Chemotherapy

French researchers have found that some children with low-risk retinoblastoma who are treated with surgery can safely skip post-surgery chemotherapy without the disease returning or spreading.

FDA Approves Gleevec for Type of Childhood Leukemia

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gleevec (imatinib) to treat children who are newly diagnosed with a form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Study Helps Define Treatment Options in Children With Hard-to-Treat Leukemias

For some children with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) who don’t improve after initial induction therapy, more chemotherapy may work better than a stem cell transplant, according to a study.

CT Scans in Children Raise Risk of Cancer

Computed tomography (CT) scans in children have been linked to a small increased risk for later developing leukemia and brain cancer, according to a newly published study by international researchers.

Childhood Leukemia Survival Rates Improve Significantly

A new study shows that children with the most common type of childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have a survival rate of more than 90%.

Manufacturer Releasing Emergency Supplies of Methotrexate

A maker of the cancer drug methotrexate, Bedford Laboratories, has advised the FDA that it will release emergency supplies of preservative-free methotrexate to meet patients’ needs.

Experts See Progress, Hope in Battle Against Childhood Cancers

Survival has improved dramatically for kids with cancer over the past 30 years.