Ruth SchechterThursday, November 1, 2012

Treatment for Life: Research, Therapy, Long-Term Care Converge at Bass Center

Twenty years ago, a child diagnosed with cancer faced a short life filled with toxic chemicals, long hospital stays, and multiple surgeries. Treatment took a “one-size-fits-all” approach, and the...
Ruth SchechterThursday, November 1, 2012

Compassion, Innovation, Collaboration

In many ways, Mateo Kohler of San Jose is a typical 9-year-old. He likes to play soccer and practice tae kwon do, and he may be overly fond of video games. But he’s also a bit of mystery. Diagnosed...
Mark ShwartzThursday, November 1, 2012

Many Minds, One Goal: Toward a Cure for Childhood Cancer

How does cancer start? Stanford cancer biologist Julien Sage, PhD, has spent much of his career tackling that fundamental question. Sage is not alone in this pursuit, with many researchers at...
Grace HammerstromThursday, November 1, 2012

Life After Cancer: Helping Children and Families Cope with Long-Term Effects of Cancer Survival

For Claire Harding of San Mateo, cancer treatment was life saving – and life changing. Just days before her tenth birthday, she was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. After...
Mark ShwartzSunday, May 1, 2011

Sweet Success: Lydia, Palo Alto

Lydia Lee of Palo Alto was 6 years old when she experienced the first warning signs of cancer. “I remember how it started,” she says. “It was November of 1990. I was at school, and I felt a pain in...