Why I love Small Charities
June 17, 2016 / Posted in: Blog
Small charities can – and often do – achieve impressively big things. This Small Charity Week I’ve been celebrating, along with my colleagues at Kidscan, all the great work done…Get Involved
Dr Pye’s end of year update
The approval of a new drug for the treatment of children’s cancer is typically an afterthought in the production of a new cancer drug destined for use in adults. In…Get Involved
Gene Therapy Anniversary Passes with Little Fanfare
Last month marked the 25th anniversary (14th September 1990) of the first gene therapy procedure to be carried out in a human. The patient was a four-year-old girl who suffered…Get Involved
Immunotherapy and Children’s Cancer
September 9, 2015 / Posted in: Blog
The biggest buzzword in cancer treatment over the last few years has been Immunotherapy. The latest revelations on the shrinking of melanoma tumours by drugs that stimulate the patient’s own…Get Involved
Cancer Stem Cells
March 24, 2015 / Posted in: Blog
Cancer Stem Cells: are they the seeds that form the root of the problem in cancer patients who suffer a relapse? There is a theory amongst doctors and researchers that…Get Involved
What is targeted therapy?
February 12, 2015 / Posted in: Blog
What is targeted therapy and how can it benefit children suffering from cancer? A recent episode of the BBC TV program Panorama has focused on the benefits of so…Get Involved
Expensive Cancer Drugs – is there a change ahead?
February 2, 2015 / Posted in: Blog
Will a recent decision by the US Food and Drug Administration lead to better availability of previously prohibitory expensive cancer therapies? We frequently see stories about how the newest cancer…Get Involved
What are the risk factors and causes of childhood cancer?
January 15, 2015 / Posted in: Blog
A recent science publication has sparked much media attention thanks to its controversial suggestion that adults could develop cancer thanks to bad luck rather than their lifestyles. Could this research…Get Involved
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