Pediatric Cancer in the News

AACR Releases Cancer Research Catalyst Blog Post on the Importance of Pediatric Cancer Research: "Seizing the Moment: Ongoing Pediatric Cancer Research May Hold Key to Finding Cancer Cures"

  • Through think tanks, special conferences, and its Pediatric Cancer Working Group, the AACR is taking steps to establish childhood cancer research as a global priority.

Q&A with AACR Pediatric Cancer Working Group Chairperson, Dr. Lee J. Helman on New Cancer Targets and Therapeutics

  • The National Cancer Institute’s Lee J. Helman, MD, co-chair of the EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, discusses what to expect this year, and peers into the future of targeted cancer therapies and immunotherapy.

46th Congress of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP)

October 22-25, 2014
Toronto, Canada

The 46th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) will take place October 22-25, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. The scientific program will consist of plenary sessions, guest lectures, committee/group sessions, meet the expert sessions, and free and proffered paper sessions. Visit the SIOP website for registration and more information.

ABC News Twitter Chat on Childhood Cancer

ABC News' Twitter Chat: Conquering Childhood Cancer 

In recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the AACR participated in an ABC News Twitter chat, “Conquering Childhood Cancer,” led by Richard Besser, M.D., chief health and medical editor at ABC News. The Twitter chat was held from 1-2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. Leading cancer researcher James Downing, M.D., scientific director, deputy director, and executive vice president at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, partnered with the AACR to provide content for live tweets during the chat.

There were a total of 2,373 tweets around and during the Twitter chat. The AACR contributed 45 tweets to the chat and 140 tweets during the chat were retweets of AACR tweets. Dr. Downing and his colleagues at St. Jude provided insightful information for AACR tweets during the chat. All of the 45 AACR tweets were retweeted at least once.

The retweets below are listed in order from most retweeted, indicating the types of content shared during the chat:

RT @AACR For more about how our organization contributes to #pediatric #cancer research, visit #abcDrBchat #oncology 

RT @AACR T3 #PediatricCancer is caused by mutations in DNA of normal cells & virtually none are preventable unlike adult cancers #abcDrBchat @StJude

RT @AACR T6 Via @CancerTodayMag, tips for supporting kid w #cancer: be honest, stay positive, love them #abcDrBchat @StJude

RT @ChildhoodCancer RT @aacr: T1 In 2013, 11,630 children aged 0-14 are projected to be diagnosed with #cancer in the U.S. #abcDrBchat @StJude #oncology

RT @AACR T8 The @AACR #PediatricCancer conference will cover translating basic science into impactful treatments. #abcDrBchat

RT @abcDrBchat T1 RT @AACR T1 In 2013, 11,630 children aged 0-14 are projected to be diagnosed with #cancer in the U.S. #abcDrBchat

RT @AACR T7 #PediatricCancers are orphan diseases, so there is a limited market for drug development #abcDrBchat @StJude

RT @AACR T6 Make sure your child is being treated at a hospital with experience treating #pediatriccancer #abcDrBchat @StJude

RT @AACR T5 Also increased risk for reproductive problems; chronic heart, lung, & kidney issues; & memory/cognitive difficulties #abcDrBchat @StJude

RT @AACR T5 #Childhoodcancer survivors have increased risk for 2nd cancers #abcDrBchat @StJude

RT @AACR T2 Other signs can be bone pain, vision changes, limping, abnormal lumps, persistent stomach pain, vomiting #abcDrBchat @StJude

RT @AACR T4 Mortality rate declines in ped. #cancer due to improvements in treatment & high rates of #clinicaltrial participation #abcDrBchat @StJude