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Gratitude and Challenge Co-Exist In Childhood Cancer Survivorship

The day that a child completes treatment brings a special kind of glory. Some hospitals even have huge bells to ring to signify the occasion. Regardless of the symbolic gesture, a parent’s spirit hears trumpets sound, now beaming where darkness and...

Childhood Cancer and Bullying – It’s More Common, and Has Greater Impact, Than You Think

My introduction to childhood cancer and bullying was in 1999 on a neuroblastoma listserve with ACOR (American Cancer Online Resources), the way parents and specialists congregated together before the explosion of social media channels like Facebook, Twitter,...

Bright IDEAS for Everyday Living

Our May CAC2 All-member webinar hosted Dr. Robert B. Noll, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Noll introduced and explained the Bright IDEAS problem solving technique for families...

Data Sharing in the Digital Age

Our April CAC2 All-member webinar was hosted by Amanda Haddock (Dragon Master Foundation) who welcomed and introduced fellow CAC2 member Dr. Warren Kibbe, Chief of Translational Biomedical Informatics in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics,...

The Academic Impact of Childhood Cancer Treatment Side Effects

The Academic Impact of Childhood Cancer Treatment Side Effects “Your child has to be alive to experience side effects.”  It’s a statement commonly heard by parents reviewing treatment protocol for a child newly diagnosed with a pediatric cancer....

Spring All-Member Webinar

CAC2 Board Members presented on our organization’s recently updated strategic plan and a variety of other CAC2-related topics.  This webinar was designed to give our members a solid understanding of what we are doing, why we are doing it, and...

Childhood Cancer Advocacy: National and International Voices and Action!

February’s All-Member Webinar was presented by presented by Ruth Hoffman, President of Childhood Cancer International and Danielle Leach, Co-Chair of the Alliance for Childhood Cancer: Childhood Cancer Advocacy: National and International Voices...

MyPART:   My Pediatric and Adult Rare Tumors Network for Patient Engagement  in Rare Solid Tumors Research

December’s All-Member Webinar was presented by Dr. Karlyne Reilly, Director of the Center for Cancer Research Rare Tumor Initiative at the National Cancer Institute. Viewing Link: MyPART:   My Pediatric and Adult Rare Tumors Network for Patient...

Functional and Social Independence in Adult Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumors

October’s All-Member webinar was presented by Tara Brinkman, PhD, Assistant Member in the Departments of Epidemiology and Cancer Control and Psychology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.   Viewing Link: Functional and Social Independence...

Understanding and enhancing the role of children with cancer and their parents in pediatric oncology drug development

This month’s webinar was presented by Stacy Crane, Predoctoral Fellow at Indiana University School of Nursing.  She described the experience of participating in a Phase I clinical trial from the perspective of the parents of children battling...

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