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Orphan Drugs & Their Impact on Rare Childhood Cancers

Having a child with rare cancer that has no established treatment protocol can leave you feeling like you have nowhere to turn. But as science continues to progress, new and innovative cancer treatments are becoming more available. These treatments are called orphan drugs, and in this article, we explain what they are, how the US…

Clinical Trials: What to Expect and How to Advocate for Your Child

Clinical trials are a vital part of scientific research. When a researcher is developing a new therapy or treatment, clinical trials are how they make sure it’s safe and effective before it can become widely available. Oftentimes, a clinical trial is used to learn if a new treatment has less harmful side effects than the…

Check Out This Week in Pediatric Oncology (TWIPO): A Podcast Dedicated to Sharing Ideas & Working Together for Cures

Childhood cancer is a complicated disease. Whether you’re a clinician, researcher yourself or caring for a child with cancer, we want to give you the tools to deepen your understanding. For more than a decade, Solving Kids’ Cancer has earned a seat at the table among some of the most inspiring researchers and like-minded organizations…

What Is Hope In Light of a Terminal Diagnosis?

Lara Cady Weberling is a writer, childhood cancer advocate, and a member of the New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT) consortium parent advisory panel. At a recent international parent symposium, she expressed the role hope played for her family during her son’s fight against neuroblastoma, and what it means to her today.   Our son,…

What Being a Caregiver for a Kid with a Rare Childhood Cancer Looks Like

It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to be a caregiver for a kid with a rare childhood cancer unless you’ve actually been one. Cindy Campbell, mom of three boys, didn’t know anything about the role until she suddenly had to take it on when her oldest son, Ty, was diagnosed with ATRT, a rare…

What to Expect from Neuroblastoma Global Parent Symposium 2021

  Last year, over 700 parents, medical professionals, charity leaders, and industry representatives from 46 countries joined the first-ever Neuroblastoma Global Parent Symposium, tuning in to hear the latest on neuroblastoma research, care, and survivorship from the world’s leading experts. On November 5 and 6, the top neuroblastoma conference for parents will be back with…

It’s Time to Lace Up For Kids!

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It’s time to swap your white laces for some glittery gold shoelaces as you raise awareness and fundraise for childhood cancer research through Solving Kids’ Cancer’s Lace Up For Kids program! More than 82,000 pairs of gold shoelaces have found their way to all 50 U.S. states and around…

4 Ways to Help During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

  September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, the number of children diagnosed with cancer increases slightly, and in 2021 alone, approximately 10,500 children in the U.S. under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer.  While there have been some improvements in treatment and care for children with cancer, there is much…

Focus on the Good Things: Better Treatments and Cures for Childhood Cancer

Evan always focused on the good things. Evan could describe everything there was to know about being a firefighter. He knew how to prepare the equipment, jump into the turnouts, pull on his trusty boots and rescue others from the blazing flames. Not really, of course, but he could play the character so convincingly you…