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Articles and Whitepapers

  • Fighting Childhood Cancer: The National Children's Cancer Society Calls Attention to New Report Outlining Pediatric Drug Research and the Needs of Long-Term Survivors

    This NCCS whitepaper outlines the Children’s Cancer Research Landscape Report's key findings in the following areas: incidence and mortality, child-adult differences, long-term survival, biological causes of late effects of treatment, preclinical and clinical drug research, pediatric specific requirements of research, federal funding of drug research, and economic forces affecting research funding.
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  • A Child's Cancer Diagnosis Launches Families Into Emotional and Financial Turmoil The National Children's Cancer Society Outlines Resources for Help and Support

    The list of challenges faced by a family with a child who has just been diagnosed with cancer is endless. Parents are launched onto an emotional rollercoaster as they try to cope with the devastating news. Everyone hears about children getting cancer and it breaks their hearts; when it happens to your own child, it's incomprehensible. And there's no time to process the heartache and fear, as parents must immediately start meeting with multiple doctors, learning complex medical terms and planning rigorous treatments.
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  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Workplace Challenges With Determination Lingering Medical Issues Require Attention and Support

    Ashley Dobbs Vantrease overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to graduate from nursing school and land her dream job as a pediatric oncology nurse at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville.
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  • The National Children's Cancer Society Generates Ongoing Support Through Creative Corporate Partnerships

    When Nationwide Insurance approached The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) about ways to benefit both organizations and consumers at the same time, leadership at the charity organization viewed the idea as a win-win-win opportunity.
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  • Pediatric Cancer Survivors Make Positive Life Changes in the Aftermath of Childhood Treatment and Trauma

    For many childhood cancer survivors, the traumatic journey of cancer treatment has spawned hope and plans for a good future – and one that gives back to kids facing cancer today.
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  • Lifelong Health: Self-Care is Critical for Childhood Cancer Survivors

    Clinics Around Country Help with Education, Screenings & Record Keeping
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  • Late Effects: The Lasting Imprints of Childhood Cancer

    Provides an in-depth look at the prevalence and complexities of late effects among childhood cancer survivors.
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  • Parents are Key in Helping Children Transition from Treatment to Health

    Tools and tips for parents to help their child journey from childhood cancer patient to childhood cancer survivor.
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  • Living Healthfully During Cancer

    Childhood cancer survivors are at greater risk for future health problems. This paper explains ways survivors can maintain a healthy lifestyle to reduce or prevent long-term effects from their disease and/or treatment.
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  • Health Insurance Options and Concerns

    Learn how you can become a better advocate for your child by educating yourself on every aspect of their treatment and coverage.
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  • Family Life During Your Child's Cancer

    When childhood cancer strikes, it affects the entire family. This paper provides suggestions to help you cope with the difficulties your family may face.
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  • Emotional Concerns with Cancer

    A cancer diagnosis brings with it a roller coaster of emotion. Learn the coping skills that will help you deal with the stress that accompanies a childhood cancer diagnosis.
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  • Medical Advice when Dealing with Childhood Cancer

    Helpful information on how to educate yourself and what questions to ask about your child's cancer diagnosis, course of treatment and potential complications.
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  • Your Child's Educational Needs During Cancer

    When a child is diagnosed with cancer, parents need to adjust their thinking about their child’s learning needs. This paper provides valuable information on how to keep the lines of communication open with your child’s school and teachers to address your child’s changing educational needs.
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  • Spirituality in Families with Children Diagnosed with Cancer

    “Spirituality” means different things to different people, but when a child is diagnosed with cancer, a spiritual struggle may occur. Learn what spiritual questions and conflicts are common when faced with a childhood cancer diagnosis and how your faith community can help.
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  • Coping with Your Child's Cancer

    This article provides valuable information and helpful suggestions on various coping mechanisms you can employ to help deal with your child's diagnosis.
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  • Communicating with Your Child During Their Cancer Treatment

    Honesty is always the best policy, but never more so than when your child has cancer. Learn how and why being truthful with your child is vital in this important paper.
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  • Knowledge and Hope Can Help Parents Cope with Pediatric Cancer

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  • Tackle School Challenges Head-On For Kids With Cancer

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  • Parent Communication Critical to Helping Kids Cope with Cancer

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