Latest Childhood cancer News

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...

8-year-old cancer survivor throws first pitch at Braves game

Sep. 20, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

CUMBERLAND, Ga. (AP) — An 8-year-old diagnosed with cancer whose father recently succumbed to his own cancer threw out the first pitch at an Atlanta Braves game. Sam Rosa told news outlets Thursday he could feel his dad's love surrounding him on the mound at SunTrust park. Sam was diagnosed with cancer in...

Judge: No custody for parents who didn't want chemo for son

Sep. 17, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has ruled that a 4-year-old boy is in imminent danger of neglect if he stays with his parents because of their desire to treat his leukemia with natural remedies instead of chemotherapy. Judge Thomas Palermo ruled last week in Tampa that Joshua McAdams and Taylor...

Childhood cancer survivor graduates, writes new chapter

Sep. 7, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Juanita Prada marveled at the strength of a 3-year-old girl as she pulled apart the Play-Doh and pressed it back together. "Ooh. You're getting muscles!" Prada told Laken Musselwhite, a patient in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital's pediatric unit one day last spring. "One day, you're...

Administration ends protection for migrant medical care

Aug. 26, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Trump administration has eliminated a protection that lets immigrants remain in the country and avoid deportation while they or their relatives receive life-saving medical treatments or endure other hardships, immigration officials said in letters issued to families this month. Critics...

New Illinois license plates to help fight pediatric cancer

Aug. 17, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' newest specialty license plate will raise money to fight pediatric cancer. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Thursday to create the license plate. It will take effect Jan. 1. The measure was passed in honor of Jonny Wade, an 8-year-old who died of cancer, and other...