July Newsletter 2016

July 21, 2016


Our New Book Is Available!

Childhood Cancer: A Parent’s Guide to Solid Tumors 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. Click here to learn more.


A Great Review From the Medical Library Association

Great reviews are starting to arrive! A medical librarian, Claire B. Joseph, MS, MA, AHIP, wrote a wonderful review for the Medial Library Association’s Nursing section newsletter.

“This is a remarkable, outstanding, and comprehensive guide for parents faced with the heart-wrenching news that their child has been diagnosed with cancer…This work is a valuable and highly recommended addition to any library.” Read the entire review on pages 10-11 of their recent newsletter.


Meet Anne Spurgeon (co-author of Childhood Cancer)

Anne Spurgeon, trained as a historian at the University of Wisconsin, is the parent of a long-term survivor of rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft tissue sarcoma. For more than 15 years, she served as the executive director of the Badger Childhood Cancer Network in Madison, Wisconsin. Its mission is to educate, support, serve, and advocate for children with cancer, their families, survivors of childhood cancer, and the professionals who care for them. Anne enjoys having adventures with her three interesting young adult children; kayaking the beautiful lakes of Wisconsin; reading history, anthropology, and science; and making and drinking craft beer.


Humans of New York: A Series About Pediatric Cancer

Photographer Brandon Stanton shares photos and interviews with kids with cancer, their families, and the researchers and medical personnel who try to save their lives. You’ll meet the amazing doctors, nurses, and researchers who have committed their lives to this fight. You’ll meet the moms and dads who refuse to crumble while living out their greatest fear. And most importantly, you’ll meet the reason that everyone is fighting, and the greatest warriors of all — the kids. Click here to see photos and stories.

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