All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘leukemia’

San Francisco Batkid Throws First Pitch at Giants Game

Miles Scott, better known as the famous Batkid, made a grand appearance Tuesday at the Giants stadium in California. The 5-year-old boy, whose leukemia is on remission, became San Francisco’s superhero in 2013 through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Greater Bay Area made a rendition of Gotham City and designed a stage of crimes where Batkid had to save the day, …

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Amish Family Chemo Battle Continues

An Amish family has fled their home, and has gone into hiding, after a court ruling ordered that their daughter continue chemotherapy treatments. Sarah Hershberger, an 11-year-old Amish girl, was diagnosed with Leukemia in April 2013, and was undergoing rounds of chemotherapy until her parents Andy and Anna Hershberger made the decision to stop treatments. Her parents believed that the …

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Cancer Treatment Could Come From Link to Childhood Leukemia

A new study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital could lead to a new treatment of certain types of childhood leukemia. The study, published in the journal Nature Genetics, has found a genetic basis for two leukemia subtypes seen in children. While normal human cells have 46 chromosomes, the high-risk leukemia called hypodiploid acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has fewer …

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