Trial Offers Hope for Child Cancer Sufferers

Neuroblastoma is a childhood cancer that affects around 100 children the UK annually. Neuroblastoma is also one of the most common childhood cancers in South Africa, and it can be very aggressive and hard to treat. In early 2017, Luke Bell from Darlington began falling asleep in his school lessons, prompting his worried parents to rush […]

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The Inimitable Dr Audrey Evans, Modern Hero

Dr. Audrey Evans is a world-renowned oncologist whose career has spanned more than 60 years. As the co-founder of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (1974), the first Ronald McDonald House in the world that led to the creation of Ronald McDonald House Charities, and the co-founder of St. James School (2011), a faith-based middle school […]

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Honouring Caleb Tristan van der Westhuizen – ^Forever 5^

Caleb Tristan van der Westhuizen was a normal, beautiful little curly-haired young lad of 4, whom his parents were very proud of, when he was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma in September 2015. Caleb underwent various treatments for his cancer, including various operations as well as undergoing Chemotherapy and Retinoid Therapy  (Retinoids are chemicals that are related to […]

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Researchers Identify New Role for Cytokine VEGFA in the Metastasis of Neuroblastoma

Some really great research going on at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. Healthy bone is continuously involved in a dynamic process that includes bone deposition and bone resorption. However, when a person has cancer that spreads to the bone and bone marrow, the tissue becomes increasingly fragile, and this process is […]

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International Neuroblastoma Week

Know the Signs! Neuroblastoma occurs when malignant cancer cells form in the specialised nerve cells of the sympathetic nervous system called neural crest cells. These cells are involved in the development of the nervous system and other tissues. Neuroblastoma most commonly occurs in one of the adrenal glands situated in the tummy or in the […]

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