Latest Childhood cancer News

Luis Enrique returns as Spain coach after daughter’s death

Nov. 19, 2019 7:42 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Luis Enrique is returning as Spain coach five months after stepping down because of his daughter’s illness. He is taking over from former assistant Robert Moreno, who coached the team through qualifying for the 2020 European Championship. His last match was on Monday, a 5-0 rout of...

Pennsylvania families demand investigation into rare cancers

Nov. 18, 2019 5:17 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The families of young people diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer confronted Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday over what they called his administration’s insufficient response to a health crisis they blame on pollution from the shale gas industry. Dozens of children and...

Mother and daughter pen children's book about breast cancer

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — When Shaquita Estes was diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the hardest things she said she had to deal with was the loss of her hair from chemotherapy. It was also hard for her to find books to help explain what was happening with her to her 8-year-old daughter, Lexie, a third-grader...

Changes made to reduce cancer risk for Maryland firefighters

Nov. 3, 2019 8:01 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The first time Amy Dant was diagnosed with cancer, she thought it was bad luck. The second time, she suspected something else: that the job she loved was making her sick. The now-43-year-old Baltimore resident has fought fires since she was 19, first as a volunteer and then as a career...

Police: Nebraska mom ended son's cancer treatment and fled

Oct. 28, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities are urgently searching for a 4-year-old Nebraska boy and his mother, who has been charged with child abuse for allegedly ending her son's treatment for cancer and fleeing the state. A social worker reported that Prince Rehan missed several appointments at an Omaha hospital...

New house inspired by girl's cancer fight sold as fundraiser

Oct. 28, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Wis. (AP) — At the time, Adam Fischer didn't really understand what his leukemia diagnosis years ago meant —he was only 10 years old. He remembered his mom breaking down. His first question was "Am I gonna die?" Such anxiety and uncertainty are understandable, especially for most of...

Undaunted by cancer, Carrasco wins Clemente for charity work

Oct. 25, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

Carlos Carrasco didn't let cancer stop him from helping others. It inspired him to do more. The Cleveland Indians' pitcher, who was diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia in May, has won the 2019 Roberto Clemente Award. It is given annually by Major League Baseball to recognize a player's high character,...

Wisconsin boy sparks campaign to find bone marrow donors

Oct. 12, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — Don't call Holden Zarda a superhero, because they aren't real. Instead of nabbing villains in imaginary webs or taking down the Joker with a few well placed BAMS!! and POWS!! 10-year-old Holden is working to save hundreds — thousands eventually — suffering from...

State delays teen cancer patient's emergency surgery motion

Oct. 5, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon teen and her mother have argued with the state that they should be able to treat the girl's cancer with CBD oil instead of surgery to remove the tumor. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Friday that the state did not go forward with a motion Friday for 13-year-old Kylee Dixon...

Boston zoo's beloved 14-year-old white tiger dies

Sep. 20, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston zoo's 14-year-old white tiger has died after a brief battle with cancer. The Franklin Park Zoo says its tiger Luther was recently diagnosed with an "undifferentiated round cell tumor" and stopped responding to medication. The zoo decided to euthanize him Thursday as Luther's health...