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Cancer has many sly ways in which it tricks the immune system into sparing it or even into boosting its spread. Now, however, new research is throwing a wrench in cancer’s deception plans. A molecule that scientists have designed stops cancerous cells from tricking the immune system into sustaining their growth. One such way involves […]
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Most individuals who have not been affected by childhood cancer mistakenly believe that childhood cancer is caused by genetic or environmental factors, not simply bad luck, according to a new study by medical researchers at UNSW. The team of researchers has highlighted community beliefs about what causes cancer in children, an area which remains understudied. […]
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Happy New Year to you all – May 2019 bring us all that we need…. May this year give you the opportunity to follow your dreams love like there is no tomorrow and smile unconditionally. While most people have been on leave, I have been working quietly in the background staying in touch with our […]
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Christmas is not a happy time for everyone – there are many individuals for whom the Festive Season is very painful as it is the time that they miss those who are gone the most. For parents who have lost a child, whether to cancer or anything else, this is a really, really, difficult time […]
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The Little Fighters Cancer Trust would like to thank every one of our Donors, Supporters, Ambassadors, Volunteers & Staff for everything that YOU have done to make the lives of our Little Fighters and their Families just that bit easier throughout 2018. This has been a very difficult year for most people, but thanks to […]
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Team LFCT is starting to get very excited, but not as excited as Crazy Nomad Jason Doyle and his good friend Tony Visser, who will be starting their epic first of its kind fundraising tour from Johannesburg to Cape Town this coming Friday, 15 December 2018. They will be doing a Fundraising Ride from Johannesburg to Cape Town […]
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The Paediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s app is bringing imaginary friends to life in hospitals and cancer treatment centers. A three-eared rabbit stands on Bridgette Czarnecki’s hospital bed. He playfully wiggles his ear and adjusts his yellow bow tie. “You’re stronger than you know,” he tells the 8-year-old. “I wish I was that strong.” A flying […]
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“What is my child’s prognosis?” This seemingly simple but critical question is often among the first that parents will ask their child’s oncologist after hearing that their child has been diagnosed with cancer. Yet, while the question may be simple, answering it can be extremely complicated. In general terms, oncologists can provide statistics relating to […]
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A smartphone app that includes artificial intelligence elements may be able to reduce the effects of cancer-related pain, according to recent research presented at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium. The app, named ePAL, was designed and studied as part of a collaboration between Partners HealthCare […]
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