News: Childhood Cancer

When Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Children

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

A large, retrospective study of the children of childhood cancer survivors who were treated with radiation therapy and/or some forms of chemotherapy found that the offspring do not have an increased risk for birth defects compared to children of cancer survivors who did not receive these treatments. The findings provide reassurance that increased risks of […]

Predators Game to Benefit Childhood Cancer Program

Friday, October 14th, 2011

The Nashville Predators will once again join the fight against childhood cancer when they hit the ice Thursday, Oct. 27. A portion of the proceeds from the Predators game against the Tampa Bay Lightning will benefit the Vanderbilt Childhood Cancer Program. A silent auction during the 7 p.m. game at Bridgestone Arena also will benefit […]

Grant to Support Neuroblastoma Research

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Rally Foundation, a national non-profit organization committed to childhood cancer research, has awarded an $80,000 grant to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The two-year grant will fund a research study on the treatment of neuroblastoma, a cancer that forms in the nervous tissue and primarily affects infants and young children. “We appreciate […]

Predators Game Fights Childhood Cancer

Friday, March 4th, 2011

The Nashville Predators will take on childhood cancer when they hit the ice Saturday, March 12, at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators declared March 12 as Hockey Fights Cancer night. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the Nashville Predators Pediatric Cancer Research Fund at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The funds raised […]

Childhood Cancer Awareness Events for 2010

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, the Tennessee Cancer Coalition’s Childhood Action Team and childhood cancer organizations across the state join together to compile a list of activities. Check them out here.