Latest Childhood cancer News

Man sorry he urinated on memorial to boy who died of cancer

May. 20, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — A man caught on video while urinating on a park memorial marker that honors a 9-year-old boy who died of brain cancer says he made "a huge mistake" and wants to apologize to the boy's family. Police say Bryan Bellace, of Egg Harbor, urinated on the memorial while his friend, Daniel...

North Carolina teen finds courage in fighting leukemia

May. 12, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

HOPE MILLS, N.C. (AP) — Lea Jordan rocked a look for senior prom that only she could. Wearing a medical mask, a slick bald noggin and a staggering amount of determination with her ballet-slipper pink beaded gown, she refused to miss out on one of the milestones of her teenage years. "I never wanted a wig...

Judge: Boy must resume chemotherapy, despite parents' wishes

May. 9, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a 3-year-old Florida boy must resume his cancer treatment, despite his parents' wishes. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Caroline Tesche Arkin ruled Wednesday that Noah McAdams must immediately resume the first phase of...

Vitale raising millions for pediatric cancer research

May. 5, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

For all the accolades he's received as a college and professional basketball coach and an even longer career in broadcasting, Dick Vitale insists his greatest accomplishment has been raising money for pediatric cancer research. It's an obsession, he says, that one night each spring transforms his adopted home of...

11-year-old shares her story battling cancer with classmates

May. 5, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

WALWORTH, Wis. (AP) — Sophia Stewart can describe her journey from cancer to wellness through bead necklaces. While the fifth-grade student at Walworth Elementary School was getting treatment for leukemia, she received beads of courage from health care professionals to mark every step of the way. Black...

Grandparents get custody of boy as parents fight treatment

May. 3, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A judge ruled that a 3-year-old Florida boy will be turned over to his maternal grandparents while his parents are involved in a legal battle over his cancer treatment. Joshua McAdams and Taylor Bland-Ball want to treat Noah McAdams with natural remedies. When they failed to show up for...

Books help raise money for girl battling cancer

Apr. 1, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

TYNGSBORO, Mass. (AP) — Back in December, Hannah Sheridan was inspired to create a children's book based on a story her 2-year-old niece, Jane Santoro, shared over dinner one night. There was a mouse in their new house, Jane told her aunt with excitement. An amused Sheridan, of Littleton, began work on the...