August Newsletter 2016

August 17, 2016


Our New Book Is On Sale!

Childhood Cancer: A Parent’s Guide to Solid Tumors, 3rd ed by Anne Spurgeon and Nancy Keene is now available. It covers liver tumors, kidney tumors, neuroblastoma, retinoblastoma, and sarcomas (soft tissue and bone). With text reviewed by more than 50 national experts and bursting with poignant and practical stories from 150 families, it provides information, support, and wisdom for families of newly diagnosed children and teens. On sale now! Buy Here


Research News

One of the diseases covered by Childhood Cancer is neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nervous system. Recently, researchers at the University of Washington released promising results from using tandem transplants to treat children with high-risk neuroblastoma. “This finding will change the way we treat children with high-risk neuroblastoma in North America, which still claims many young lives and is in urgent need of better treatments,” said lead researcher Julie Park, MD. Read the article here.


Horatio Alger Scholarships

The Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program helps high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives and whose families have limited financial resources. They award 106 scholarships of $25,000 each! Click here to learn more, and apply.


New Book for Siblings

Jamie’s Journey by Sharon Wozny is the best medicine for siblings of kids with cancer. With comforting text and gorgeous illustrations, it gently explores the sometimes difficult emotions that arise in siblings. The book includes a journal section that allows siblings to explore their feelings with words and art. Highly recommended! Visit for more information.


Survivorship Conferences

The National Children’s Cancer Society’s Beyond the Cure Survivorship Program provides funding to hospitals across the U.S. to host survivorship conferences in their local community. These conferences educate childhood cancer survivors and their families on the many issues about survivorship including how to advocate for their special needs. Upcoming conferences will be held in:

  • Tucson, AZ
  • Chesapeake, VA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Richmond, VA

To learn more, visit

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