BPDCN: Caitlin’s Story

CCTR interviews Caitlin Lee (12) and her mom, Kelly about Caitlin’s recent diagnosis with BPDCN and course of treatment. Blastic plasmacytoid dentritic cell neoplasm is a rare, especially among children, acute leukemia subtype with no therapeutic protocol because it is so rare and newly categorized. Stories of hope and unparalleled…

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“Jaime’s Journey–Cancer from the Voice of a Sibling”, by Sharon Wozny

Author Sharon Wozny shares with us her first book for children facing the difficult emotional challenges of having a sibling with cancer and the effects of this on the family. Inspired by her volunteer work with the Children’s Cancer Network in Chandler, AZ, Sharon describes the experiences she had as…

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#KidsCancerPain and the Cancer Knowledge Network

CCTR interviews Dr. Christine Chambers of the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at IWK Health Center in Nova Scotia, and Dr. Jennifer Stinson, nurse at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto about #KidsCancerPain, a new social media campaign supported by the Canadian Cancer Knowledge Network designed to help children…

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Genentech: Leading the Industry with iPODD, iMATRIX and More with Raphael Rousseau, MD, PhD

CCTR interviews Raphael Rousseau MD, PhD,the global franchise head of the innovative pediatric drug development group at Genentech. Considered the founder of the biotech industry, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has headquarters in South San Francisco, California. Genentech has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for over…

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Carson Leslie Foundation and the Golden Toast 2016

Annette Leslie, founder and CEO of Carson Leslie Foundation, talks to us about her son Carson and his book, “Carry Me”, his inspirational story of hope that inspires the work of one of the most dynamic collaborative foundations for pediatric cancer research and support for teens with cancer. CLF is…

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Keene and Spurgeon on The Childhood Cancer Guides

CCTR interviews Nancy Keene, well-known writer and advocate for children with cancer, and co-author of the Childhood Cancer, A Parent’s Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers. Her work has appeared in publications such as Reader’s Digest, Journal of the American Medical Association, Exceptional Parent, and Coping Magazine. Co-Author Anne Spurgeon founded,…

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September 1–Go4theGoal at the Golden Niagara Falls

You heard it here, first!  President Barack Obama’s 2016 Childhood Cancer Awareness Proclamation. CCTR interviews Beth Stefanacci and Carina Trenka of Go4theGoal, a dynamic support organization for children with cancer based in Cherry Hill, NJ, and one of the beneficiaries of the historic “Golden Steps for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Walk.”…

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Baby Shawn leads September Walk for Pediatric Cancer

By Mia Summerson mia.summerson@niagara-gazette.com  Original article here Tune in to Childhood Cancer Talk Radio 9/1/2016 Live at 4pm EST from the Event!!! One year after his cancer diagnosis, Shawn Kennedy and his family are still fighting the good fight, but now they’re getting proactive and shifting their focus toward generating…

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Legislative Landscape for Childhood Cancer Drug Development: Jonathan Agin, JD

CCTR interviews Jonathan Agin JD, father of Alexis who perished to DIPG in 2011 and 4 other young children, and official counsel and co-founder of the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute.  One of our country’s foremost advocates for children with cancer, Jonathan describes the complexity of our medical research system…

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Michael Esposito: Niagra Falls leads the US for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

CCTR interviews Michael Esposito, father of five, teacher, and basketball coach, the man responsible for connecting people in his town of Niagra Falls, NY which will witness the most prominent and powerful display of support for children with cancer this year, 2016. Baby Shawn with DIPG and his meeting Stephen…

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