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Although cancer is rare in children, Lurie Children's treats a wide range of childhood cancers and blood disorders. Find out more in our pediatric oncology and hematology blogs and news.

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How Beckett Got His Shine Back After the Cloud of a Brain Tumor Diagnosis

What began as suspected GI troubles became a journey that changed everything. Beckett was 6 years old when he found out he had a brain tumor, and now, one year later, the McBride family is finally feeling a refreshed sense of hope. 

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How to Help Someone with Cancer

When someone you care about is coping with a difficult diagnosis, grieving the loss of a loved one, or undergoing a significant transition, it can be difficult to know how best to support them.

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Genetics Sheds Light on Cancer Risk

A young girl was referred to Lurie Children's for surgery after her pediatrician felt a mass in her abdomen during a routine checkup. The mass was a cystic nephroma.

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Understanding Cancer Predisposition Syndromes

Learn more about cancer predisposition syndrome in children including risk factors, early detection methods, and treatment options. 

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Q&A with a Tissue Navigator: Empowering Families to Support the Search for a Cure

Tissue donation helps researchers identify ways to improve quality of life for children living with cancer and work towards a cure.

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CAR-T Therapy Offers Individualized Cancer Treatment Using a Patient’s Own Immune System

Individualized CAR-T therapy uses a patient’s own immune system to fight certain types of cancers.

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Life After Cancer: Tissue Navigator Helps Families Accommodate Donation Wishes

After Tanner was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, his entire life was turned upside down – but amazingly, his kind heart remained the same.


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Beads of Courage- Representing a Childhood Cancer Journey

Lurie Children’s Beads of Courage program helps patients express experiences that can’t be fully captured in words. 

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Male Fertility Preservation: A Glimpse of Hope

For many children undergoing chemotherapy, infertility is a harsh reality they may have to face in the future. 

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