Childhood Cancer

Pediatric Oncology Patients Become Space Explorers

Pediatric Oncology Patients Become Space Explorers

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Kimmel Cancer Center pediatric cancer patients had an out-of-this-world experience complements of the Space Suit EXPLORATION Project and Projekt Postcard. Patients chatted with astronaut Nicole Stott via Skype as they created artwork that will become part of a replica space suit and post cards that will be sent to the International Space Station. Child Life(...)

Johns Hopkins Student Wins Top Prize For Research on Lethal Brain Tumors in Children

Johns Hopkins Student Wins Top Prize For Research on Lethal Brain Tumors in Children

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Johns Hopkins undergraduate student Sabrina Wang won first place in a competition among 125 students for her research on a lethal type of pediatric brain tumor called atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors (AT/RT), the most common brain tumor type in infants. The award was presented at the AACR 2017 annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on April 2.(...)

Two Studies Uncover Potential Treatments for Lethal Pediatric Brain Cancer DIPG

Two Studies Uncover Potential Treatments for Lethal Pediatric Brain Cancer DIPG

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A rare cell line developed by Johns Hopkins researchers is giving scientists their first chance in decades to test new therapies for a lethal pediatric brain cancer that has few treatments. Kimmel Cancer Center scientist Eric H. Raabe, M.D., Ph.D., helped to develop the diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) cell line, grown from tumor tissue donated by(...)

If You Could Live Forever

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Joining forces to beat childhood cancer and raise awareness, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology, along with other cancer-related organizations, have been selected by World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation to receive a portion of the box-office proceeds from the North American release of the upcoming film, Ways to Live Forever. According to the film's trailer, "12-year old(...)

It’s a Win Win Situation

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There was a single winner for the latest Powerball jackpot, but with Giant Food’s Triple Winner game, there are many winners.  For the past nine years, Giant Food has been offering customers the chance to donate $1 at their neighborhood Giant Food to receive a Triple Winner scratch card. Giant donates the proceeds from the campaign(...)

What is Hope?

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What does it mean to have hope, to be hopeful? Each of us have our own very personal ways we might answer such a big question. But, what if you were a child with a cancer or a parent with a child who had cancer? What if you asked that question of a nurse or(...)

Lacrosse vs Childhood Cancer

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In my “other” life, outside of Johns Hopkins, I am a devoted lacrosse mom, spending most of my weekends at the lacrosse field supporting my son and his team. So, it is particularly enjoyable to see my two worlds combine—as the lacrosse community partners with us to raise important funds for pediatric cancer research.  I’m sure(...)