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October 20, 2015
Susan L. Cohn, MD

A Selfless Act

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Susan Cohn, MD, shares a personal story about the courage of parents who enrolled their child in a clinical trial for a drug that is now approved to treat neuroblastoma.

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September 10, 2015
Vinita Mathew, MD, FAAPMR

How to Prepare Your Child When You Have Cancer

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When Vinita Mathew was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she had to figure out what to tell her sons. They were 5 and 18 months old at the time. In this guest post, she discusses ways to help a child understand cancer based on what she learned from her own experiences, as well as from other survivors and health care professionals.

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June 2, 2015
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Progress through Cancer Research: Helping People Live Longer, Better Lives

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Two out of three people now live at least five years after being diagnosed with cancer, but there is still more to be done. Researchers at the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting showed how new treatment options can continue to improve and lengthen the lives of people with both rare and common cancers.

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October 16, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Spotlight On: Child Life Specialists in Oncology

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Child life specialists help children understand what will happen in the hospital and help families cope with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. In this interview, Carolyn Schneiders Fung, CCLS, and Molly Spragins, CCLS, describe the important role child life specialists play in the care of children with cancer.

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September 30, 2014
Lori Piggott, as told to Jo Cavello

Cancer Has Given Me Courage

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In this ASCO Post article, Lori Piggott describes the lessons she has learned while dealing with three cancers over three decades.

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August 19, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Back to School

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Many kids have been away from school for the summer, but what about if you’ve been away for cancer treatment? Find out what steps you can take to make the return to the classroom a little smoother.

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