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Research and Care: Neuroblastoma Parent Global Symposium 2023

Research & Care: Neuroblastoma Parent Global Symposium 2023 Mark your calendars for the return of the Neuroblastoma Parent Global Symposium on Friday, November 3, 2023. A free virtual event, this neuroblastoma conference brings together parents, researchers, medical professionals, clinicians, and charity leaders from across the globe to discuss the latest breakthroughs in neuroblastoma research and…

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Lace Up for Kids 2023

Each year, more than 400,000 children around the world are diagnosed with cancer; however, advancements in care and treatment have, in many cases, not changed in decades. That’s why we’re determined to change the future for kids with cancer and their families.  Join us this September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, as we all shine a…

5 Things to Know About Bone Cancer and Sarcoma Awareness Month

July is recognized as Bone Cancer and Sarcoma Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness about these rare and challenging forms of cancer in children. Sarcoma and bone cancer can have a devastating impact on the lives of young patients and their families, causing physical and emotional challenges that extend far beyond the diagnosis itself.  Unlike…

Lessons Before and After Childhood Cancer from a Mother

As a parent, your primary instinct is to protect and care for your children. But, what happens when your child is diagnosed with cancer? How do you navigate your family through the devastating diagnosis, harsh treatments and fears of recurrence? And, when the unthinkable happens — what does life look like after loss? The journey…

Create Your Own Fundraiser Fundraising Idea: Audrey’s Angels

It began with a life-altering diagnosis. In 2010, 5-year-old Audrey was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is a cancerous tumor that develops in the nervous system of babies and very young children. Each year, approximately 800 children get diagnosed with neuroblastoma in the United States.1 With stage 4 neuroblastoma, young Audrey was in the…

5 Ways to Support National Cancer Research Month

5 Ways to Support National Cancer Research Month May is National Cancer Research Month, when we spotlight the vital work being done to combat a disease affecting millions worldwide. Each year in the United States, 1.9 million new cancer diagnoses are made,1 and tragically, cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease among children.2…

What You Should Know About Cancer Vaccines – 2023

Most of us are familiar with vaccines, a type of immunotherapy given to healthy people to prevent common diseases. They are made from a weakened virus or attenuated bacteria that causes the disease and are introduced into the body. This helps build antibodies that recognize and fight off that particular disease more effectively. Some cancer…

5 Things to Know About Rare Disease Week

Rare Disease Week is an awareness event set aside to generate lasting change for the rare disease community. It takes place every year — starting on the last day of February — the month with the rarest number of days, to emphasize the nature of these conditions and direct attention to rare diseases as a…

The Latest in CAR-T Cell Therapy for Pediatric Cancer

Although significant strides have been made in the treatment of children with cancer over the years, survival for some cancers, such as solid tumors, and rare, aggressive cancers, have seen little improvement. Those who do survive pediatric cancers, are often faced with long-term health complications from the current standard of care treatments of chemotherapy, surgery…