Dr. Audrey Evans, Cancer Specialist Who Gave Families a Home, Dies at 97
She was a prominent figure in the field of childhood cancer when, in 1974, she helped create the first Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Neil Genzlinger Tags: Evans, Audrey E (1925-2022) Deaths (Obituaries) Ronald McDonald House Children and Childhood Cancer Philanthropy ' s Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia Eagles s Corporation Source Type: news

Organizers say University of Pittsburgh, Department of Health pulled out of meeting
The organizers said it was being held to update community members on the progress of investigational studies of why there were six cases of Ewing's sarcoma, a rare childhood cancer, in the Canon-McMillan School District since 2008. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 30, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Audrey Evans, pioneering researcher of childhood cancer, dies at 97
In 1974, she co-founded the first Ronald McDonald House, in Philadelphia, to provide affordable lodging for families of gravely ill children. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Margaret Foster Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What do you know about these 3 rare childhood cancers?
Childhood cancer rates have been rising slightly for the past few decades, and about 10,470 children in the U.S. under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2022, according to the American Cancer Society. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about three rare types of cancers in children: retinoblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma and Wilms' tumor. Retinoblastoma Retinoblastoma is a rare form of eye cancer that begins in the… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 26, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

South Africa: Childhood Cancer - Ramp Up Awareness and Save Lives
[UCT] The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Associate Professor Marc Hendricks is leading an important nationwide call for action: to increase much-needed awareness on childhood cancers to catapult early diagnosis and treatment and improve outcomes for children living with cancer in the country, on the continent and around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

I ’m a parent of two children with a brain cancer diagnosis. We’re in the middle of a long and tiring journey | Dominic Santangelo
There are many story angles surrounding childhood cancer, but rarely mentioned is the burden of illness on everyday lifeAs a parent of two young children with a high-risk brain cancer diagnosis, it ’s wonderful to see donation drives soar and yellow ribbons promote empathy for my family’s situation during childhood cancer awareness month.However, I ’m also acutely attuned to important story angles that seem conspicuously absent.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Dominic Santangelo Tags: Cancer Health Children Parents and parenting Hospitals Medical research Australia news Doctors Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Raising awareness of childhood cancer
While childhood cancer is rare, 1 in every 266 children and adolescents will be diagnosed with cancer by age 20, according to the American Cancer Society. Each September, advocacy groups, health care institutions, patients and families recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to help families who receive a cancer diagnosis. “A lot of people still don't know what to do if a child is diagnosed with cancer or where to go,” explains Dr. Wendy Allen-Rhoades, a Mayo Clinic pediatric hematologist… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 16, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

These pesticides may increase cancer risk in children
Key takeaways:Higher cancer  risk. Prenatal exposure to acephate and other pesticides can increase the risk of retinoblastoma, or eye cancer, in children.Environmental causes. Children with retinoblastoma are more likely to be born in neighborhoods near applications of specific chemicals.Past research has shown that pesticide exposure increases the risk of cancer. Now, UCLA-led research has exposed which specific pesticides increase the risk of retinoblastoma — a rare eye tumor — in children.Thestudy, published in the August International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, found that children prenatally expo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 13, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

No Increased Cancer Risk Found for Children Born After Use of ART
TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2022 -- Children born after use of assisted reproduction technology (ART) do not have an increased risk for any cancer, but those born after frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) have an increased risk for childhood cancer, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 6, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Conception With ART Linked to Childhood Cancers
(MedPage Today) -- Children conceived via assisted reproductive technology (ART) may have a higher risk of developing childhood cancers, a Taiwanese population-based cohort study suggested. Over 14.9 million person-years of follow-up, ART conception... (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - August 31, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: NHIs Now Covers Childhood Cancers, Sickle Cell Treatment - Vice President Bawumia Announces
[GhanaToday] The Treatments for childhood cancers and the cost of Hydroxyurea, an essential drug for the treatment of sickle cell anaemia, are now covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: NHIS Now Covers Childhood Cancers, Sickle Cell Treatment - Vice President Bawumia
[GhanaToday] The Treatments for childhood cancers and the cost of Hydroxyurea, an essential drug for the treatment of sickle cell anaemia, are now covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana's Childhood Cancer Ambassador Dies
[Ghanaian Times] Ghana's Childhood Cancer Ambassador, Breanna Fosua Addai, has died after battling with the disease for the past two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New digital health programme in Australia to help childhood cancer survivors be more active
It is a home-based programme with 10 self-paced modules. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 25, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Proximity to fracking sites associated with risk of childhood cancer
Pennsylvania children living near the sites were two to three times more likely to be diagnosed with leukemia between the ages of 2 and 7, new Yale study finds. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 17, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news