News on Childhood Cancer
Cancer can't stop teen singer's music
CNN.com has an inspirational story about a girl who kept on singing even after a tracheotomy.
Childhood Cancer Patients and Medicinal Marijuana
About.com's guide to Cancer looks at a recent news story from Oregon about a 7-year-old with leukemia.
How to talk to children about cancer
Advice from the Thriving blog from Boston Children's Hospital.
The many faces of childhood cancer: Steven Clifford
Thriving's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month series continues with a profile of an 18-year-old osteosarcoma survivor.
The many faces of childhood cancer: Sarah Levin
Another profile for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, from the blog Thriving.
From Life With My Special Ks, another profile of a child fighting cancer for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
The many faces of childhood cancer: Caitlynne McGaff
The Thriving blog will be showing many over the next few weeks for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the blog Life With My Special Ks is sharing the stories of children who have battled cancer.
Book Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, by Jesse Andrews
Another book about kids and cancer, but this one gets a thumbs up from the blog This Ain't Livin'.
Some doctors unaware of long-term side effects of cancer care
From CNN, a look at the issues surrounding cancer survivorship, particularly of interest for those who beat cancer young and have many years ahead of dealing with the aftereffects. (5/22/12)
How One App Eases Cancer Treatment for Children
Mashable reports on Pain Squad, "a cop-style game with missions and rewards designed to engage kids enough to fill out their paid diaries twice each day for two weeks." (5/3/12)
Mattel Promises to Make Bald Barbies, But Not to Sell
Advocacy efforts now turn to getting the dolls in stores. (4/11/12)
Barbie And Her Toy Box Pals Go Bald For A Cause
From NPR, an interview with one of the founders of the Beautiful and Bald Barbie campaign about Mattel's decision to make bald dolls, but to distribute them only through hospitals. (4/9/12) More on Beautiful and Bald Barbie
Can a dirt-cheap diabetes drug fight cancer?
CNN reports on research that suggests Metformin may have cancer-fighting potential. (4/9/12)
Mattel announces hairless version of Barbie doll
Thriving reports on plans for the new doll, aimed at making girls with cancer feel better about themselves. (4/2/12) Read more about the campaign for a Bald and Beautiful Barbie
Facebook Group Seeks Bald Barbie for Kids With Cancer
The 50,000 members and counting should persuade the toymaker that there's a market for a hairless doll and plenty of hat and scarf accessories. (1/12/12)
Facebook Campaign for 'Bald Barbie' Gains Steam
Mashable reports on a group trying to persuade Mattel to make a bald doll for girls who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments. (1/12/12)
Ohio parents plead guilty in son's cancer death
For failing to get their son's neck lumps diagnosed as Hodgkin's lymphoma, a couple has pleaded guilty to attempted involuntary manslaughter, according to a CNN report. (1/11/12)
Cancer News 2011
Cancer news stories from around the Web featured in the daily news folder on About.com Children With Special Needs in 2011.
Cancer News 2010
Cancer news stories from around the Web featured in the daily news folder on About.com Children With Special Needs in 2010.