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Pediatric Cancer

Pediatric Brain Tumor Research: Unique Challenges and Opportunities

Sierra Alef-Defoe | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sierra Alef-Defoe

Just as children are not miniature adults, pediatric cancers aren't small adult cancers. The distinct biology of pediatric brain cancer means it often needs different treatment and can also give us insights into the origins and cures to all cancers

Swedish Subway Ad Sends A 'Hair-Raising Message' That Shouldn't Be Ignored

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents

Back in February, a clever Swedish subway shampoo ad, in which a woman's long hair blows around her face whenever a train arrives, went viral. Recentl...

Devon Still Opens Up About Daughter's Cancer Battle In Touching Interview

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.06.2014 | Sports

Few words frighten a parent quite like these four: "Stage IV pediatric cancer." Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still knows this better than most. ...

30 Days Of What Cancer Stole From My Family, And What Is Left Behind

Erin Santos | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Erin Santos

You never stop thinking you are a family of five. You never stop answering that you have three kids, or two daughters. It never stops feeling like something is missing, because something always will be.

This Is Pediatric Cancer

Kathy Glow | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Kathy Glow

If this bothers you -- as it should -- look. Think. Research. Donate if you can. Spread the word. Share. I don't want any other parent to know firsthand what pediatric cancer looks like.

'Truly Brave' Kids With Cancer Are All Smiles In Music Video From Cyndi Lauper, Sara Bareilles

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.26.2014 | Good News

One look at the amazing kids in this video, and you'll notice the smiles on their faces long before the fact that they are battling pediatric cancer. ...

WATCH: NFL Player's Daughter Gets A Heartwarming Pep Talk Before Surgery

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.26.2014 | Sports

Is there anything a pep talk can't help? Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still took his four-year-old daughter, Leah, in for pediatric c...

What Happened When My Son Spotted Another Cancer Fighter In Public

Nicole Scobie | Posted 09.25.2014 | Parents
Nicole Scobie

He wants to chat with her about baldness the way he would otherwise chat with a friend about Legos. Baldness is familiar to him. If she had a visible scar, he would probably happily lift up his shirt to show the one that stretches across his abdomen.

WATCH: Aaron Rodgers Surprises Young Fan, Helps Her Cancer Nonprofit

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.23.2014 | Sports

As part of his It's Aaron campaign, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been visiting nonprofits in Wisconsin, highlighting organizations ...

This Is What Pediatric Cancer Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents

"I never thought I'd hear those words, 'Your daughter has cancer' ... and then one day I did," says Melissa Bradley, whose 4-year-old daughter, Belle,...

20 Things A Cancer Mom Knows By Heart

Jessica Bensten | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

At times, I think I was born the day Jackson was diagnosed. The world falls silent as cancer shuts out all the background noise of work stress, mortgages, that extra 10 pounds or what's on TV. It awakens a level of empathy to suffering and an awareness to what's truly important in life.

The Chemo Took His Hair, But His Hat Made Him Brave

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

Together, my son and his hat charmed and brought joy to the many cold, sterile, and terrifying situations we had to endure.

Why This Couple Is Embarking On A 3,000-Mile Bike Ride To Help Kids With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents

When their daughter was diagnosed with cancer, Kim and Jon Smith did everything they could to try and save her. They exhausted treatment options in th...

Alena Hall

How One Mom Who Lost Her Daughter To Cancer Is Using Her Physical -- And Mental -- Strength To Give Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents

Sandra Andrade never considered herself to be much of an athlete. However, witnessing her young daughter struggle with and ultimately succumb to an ag...

Teen With Cancer Remixes Jay-Z, Shows There's Room To Laugh

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact

Paging Jay Z: There’s a teen at a hospital in Philadelphia with whom you may want to collaborate. Since April, Tom G., 19, has been battling acut...

Overcoming Adversity, a Step at a Time

Jay Scott | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

What does taking a single step mean to you? Did you walk to work this morning, or simply walk to the car to drive to work? Did you walk to the kitchen to grab coffee or take the dog for a walk around the block?

The Best Facebook Post I've Seen in a Long Time

Mike Porath | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Mike Porath

My favorite posts on Facebook are ones that share something honest and meaningful -- an opinion, a thought, a perspective, an experience. Of all my friends, the one who does this most consistently is Milan Chakraborty, an old college buddy who is now a film producer.

Adding Meaning to a Life Taken Too Soon: Ten Years Later

Jay Scott | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

This Friday, August 1, 2014 will mark 10 years since my daughter Alex lost her life to neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer, at just 8 years of age.

Don't Label My Late Child a Hero

Suzanne Leigh | Posted 09.27.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Leigh

But I remain guarded about the reckless use of the "h" word when it comes to cancer. Natasha was kind, compassionate and gracious, but over time she did not bear her disease with astonishing bravery.

The Sohn Investment Conference: Head, Heart, and Hedge Funds

April Rudin | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
April Rudin

"Follow your passion" has become something of a cliché in the self-help sections of America's bookstores and in the kinds of advice columns and blogs...

Jump, Bubby, Jump

Pauline Hawkins | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Pauline Hawkins

He had so much pain in his life already. How could my husband put Ian in more danger? Didn't he realize that Ian's life was so precarious right now? Didn't he realize that the doctors couldn't guarantee that Ian would see his fifth birthday?

Social Media Makes an Impact on Society

Jay Scott | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

When I was growing up, there was no such thing as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or even cell phones! However, today, children are introduced to social media at a very early age, some may even begin creating a digital footprint of their lives before they are out of the womb.

The Friends Who Were My Son's ‘Best Medicine'

Julie Guillot | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Julie Guillot

There is no way to adequately thank "BFF" Julia and the kids who made time for and stuck with him -- those who brought doses of the best medicine known to Man -- doses of "normal" during his years-long illness.

The Worst Mother's Day Of My Life -- And What's Happened Since

Lisa Farrow Vaughan | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Lisa Farrow Vaughan

Every year in the beginning of May, I try to allow myself some space to mourn the loss of that pre-cancer life, the time when I could still try to rein in my anxiety and fears with a rational voice, when I could still comfort myself with statistics about the "rarity" of childhood cancer.

Joseph Erbentraut

These Stunning Photos Show The Strength And Beauty Of Children Battling Cancer

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.09.2014 | Parents

At the time these children are photographed, they are quite literally fighting the battle of their young lives. And that's exactly why the images take...