Latest Childhood cancer News

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...

Metallica donates to Romanian pediatric cancer hospital

Aug. 15, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Metallica says it has donated 250,000 euros ($277,600) to support the construction of Romania's first pediatric oncology hospital. The American heavy metal band, which is very popular in Romania, made the donation ahead of their sold-out show Wednesday in Romania's National Arena,...

BHSU football player's game plan to tackle leukemia

Jul. 27, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Brett Lamb has seen his whole world turn upside down in less than a year. In 2018, Lamb, a red-shirt sophomore linebacker from San Antonio, Texas, was playing football at Black Hills State University where he played in 10 games, totaled 54 tackles with 19 assisted and seven tackles...

Children battling cancer to attend 'Toy Story 4' screening

Jul. 5, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A nonprofit is planning to give a group of young cancer patients and their families star treatment at a private screening of the movie "Toy Story 4" in Royal Oak. The Bottomless Toy Chest's 8th Annual Red Carpet Movie event for the children and their families will be held July 18 at...

Medical marijuana may be more accessible in New Jersey

Jul. 2, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey expanded its medical marijuana program, including increasing the number of illnesses eligible for cannabis use, boosting the amount that can be dispensed and raising the number of cultivator permits, under a broad new law. Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, signed the Jake Honig...