Nurses Week

Celebrating Nurses

Throwing birthday parties for young cancer patients who can’t leave the hospital…Bringing in chicken nuggets because that’s all the young warrior will eat…Allowing families to take home empty syringes without the needle so that the newly diagnosed can get comfortable seeing and handling it – these are just some of the stories I’ve heard about …

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Dr. Richard J. O’Reilly, CureSearch Scientific Advisory Council Chair, Receives Accolades for Groundbreaking Contributions in Pediatric Oncology

(Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) – The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has announced that Richard J. O’Reilly, MD, has been named the inaugural recipient of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Prize. This new award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of pediatric oncology. Dr. O’Reilly, …

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Child with cancer

Precision Medicine: Is It Becoming a Reality for Childhood Cancer?

(MedicalNewsToday.com) – “What treatment options are there?” This is one of the first questions to enter the minds of parents whose child receives a cancer diagnosis. Of course, the answer to this question is dependent on the type of cancer that has been diagnosed. But for children with solid tumors, the answer may also one …

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Darien Hoefling

Boy, 7, Made Honorary ‘Superhero’ in Blue in Mount Holly

(6abc.com) – Seven-year-old Darien Hoefling was sworn in Thursday as an honorary officer of the Mount Holly Township Police Department as a way to say thank you to the special kid. Last summer, “Deej,” as he’s known, was diagnosed with a brain tumor requiring two emergency surgeries. While recovering at home, he made personalized key …

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Cancer Cells

Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer Report Health Similar to Middle-Aged Adults

(hsph.harvard.edu) – Do survivors of childhood cancer return to normal health as they grow up? According to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, overall health-related quality of life in young adult survivors of childhood cancer resembles that of middle-aged adults. In a study …

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