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Childhood Cancer Fact – 4

There are approximately 350,000 adult survivors of childhood cancer in the US. That equates to 1 in 640 adults ages 18-45 Courtesy of childrensoncologygroup.org

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NJ is Going Gold!

New Jersey is Going Gold and Towns throughout are filing proclamations recognizing and honoring September as Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.  Way to go Asbury Park, Fair Haven, Holmdel, Howell, Jackson, Little Silver, Millstone, Neptune, Ocean, Rumson, Woodbridge…Who’s Next?

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Childhood Cancer Fact – 3

Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children and adolescents in the United States. (Source: National Cancer Institute)

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Poem for Mya written by Justin

Mya Soar high Mya Our strong little warrior you’ll be missed be at peace Our strong little warrior the pain has stopped it can’t hurt you anymore the suffering is done Soar high Mya soar home to God He will take care of you You will be missed The suffering is done the pain is…

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Poem for Mya written by Meghan

Theme for English 1 In school we are taught that 2 plus 2 equals 4; However, from you I learned much more. Life goes on, round and round. Life flies by. Life changes and ends in the blink of an eye. Nothing is ever guaranteed; So live your life to the fullest. Do not take…

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CHILDHOOD CANCER FACT 2

“The Children’s Oncology Group, with more than 7,500 experts worldwide, has nearly 100 active clinical-translational trials open at any given time.  These trials include front-line treatment for many types of childhood cancers, studies aimed at determining the underlying biology of these diseases, and trials involving new and emerging treatments, supportive care, and survivorship.” – www.childrensoncologygroup.org/index.php/research-collaborations

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CHILDHOOD CANCER FACT 1

The types of cancers that develop in children are different from the types that develop in adults.  Childhood cancers are often the result of DNA changes in cells that take place very early in life, sometimes even before birth.  Unlike many cancers in adults, childhood cancers are not strongly linked to lifestyle or environmental risk…

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