#Childhood Cancer

Westhaven Foundation presents $30K check to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital

The Westhaven Foundation, a philanthropic nonprofit organization run by residents at Southern Land Company’s Westhaven community in Franklin, recently presented Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt a check for $30,000 raised at the 15th annual Concert 4 The Cure. Concert 4 The Cure was held in September....
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Organization offers hope, healing for families impacted by childhood cancer

Since it began five years ago in the wake of one family’s tragedy, Angel’s Hope has been offering quality-of-life programs for children and families impacted by childhood cancer. The foundation began soon after Kim Eaton’s daughter, Angel, died of cancer in 2016. Despite her own yearslong fight, while...

A new day of fishing to help children with cancer

I am so grateful to be a part of it, says Aaron Chen, a member of the board of directors of Fishermen help children with cancer. I know we have a huge impact. It’s a great issue. The volunteer, a financial worker, helped with sales at Steveston Harbor south...

Renown Children’s Hospital joins Children’s Oncology Group

Renown Children’s Hospital announced this month it is now a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood cancer. COG membership allows Renown “to enroll its youngest patients in the latest clinical trials, including ground-breaking treatments for many childhood cancers,...

Childhood Cancer- Lack of Funding Equals Lives Lost

According to the Coalition of Childhood Cancer, only a small percent of cancer research dollars go toward pediatric cancer research. There are many factors influencing these limitations, including profit motives over patient care, lack of pediatric-specific drug treatments, assumptions that adult medications are safe for pediatric patients, and lack of funding. Treatment of pediatric cancer is horribly flawed. The approach to research, treatment and funding needs a serious overhaul.

UF Researchers Develop Genetic Score to Improve Pediatric Cancer Treatments

University of Florida researchers have developed a new genomics-based score to deliver more personalized and effective chemotherapy treatments to pediatric leukemia patients. The predictive score brings a precision medicine approach to treating childhood acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, a common form of childhood leukemia. AML spreads rapidly and affects the...

Bleed purple, go gold

On Sept. 9, Wilson Hall was lit gold in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The event was hosted by Dukes Against Childhood Cancer, a student club formed in Spring 2020. “It was really special. We were out there from the afternoon into the evening as the sun went down,”...