CC Community News Digest (January 25-31)

Assorted news from the last week:

Jared Isaacman, 37-year-old founder of Shift4 Payments, is chartering a SpaceX trip to orbit and raffling a seat to a random winner to raise money for childhood cancer research.

World Health Organization issued new guidelines on the management of chronic pain in children provide recommended physical, psychological and pharmacological interventions for pain relief in children aged 0-19 years.

Telling a child they have cancer and explaining what that means is one of the most difficult conversations you can have with your child. Alice Ann Holland, Ph.D., ABPP, a board-certified Clinical Neuropsychologist and the Research Director of the Neuropsychology Service at Children’s Health shares advice on what to say to a child facing cancer.

Survivors of childhood cancers are not more likely to terminate pregnanciescompared with the general population. (Cancer)

An analysis of children and adolescents from 49 different countries pointed to widespread overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer — similar to that seen in adults. “We suggest that the existing recommendation against screening for thyroid cancer in the asymptomatic adult population who are free from specific risk factors should be extended to explicitly recommend against screening for thyroid cancer in similar populations of children and adolescents,” the researchers wrote in Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.


Upcoming Webinars and Online Opportunities:

Childhood Cancer Talk Radio hosted Keith Desserich on January 28.  Desserich shared the amazing story behind The Cure Starts Now Foundation, trailblazing the way to a cure for DIPG and pediatric brain cancer.

Webinar on How to Host a Virtual Fundraising Event: A Step-by-Step Guide for Nonprofits. Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA10) hosted a Facebook Live Roundtable exploring the impact of the Gabriella Miller Kids First 2.0 bill that she introduced as her first bill in the 117th Congress.

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