The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

April 23, 2021

Hosting a lemonade stand on a hot summer day is a great way to beat the heat and help kids beat childhood cancer! This year, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s (ALSF) annual Lemonade Days is back! It is the perfect time to come together and help raise funds for childhood cancer research. 

This year, like last year, is a little different than our founder Alex Scott’s first-ever front yard lemonade stand in 2000. While the pandemic has served as a lemon, technology, creativity and dedication has helped ALSF make... Read More

April 13, 2021

Alix Seif, MD, MPH, an attending physician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and ALSF Grantee

Alix Seif, MD, MPH, an attending physician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is two decades into her career as a leading childhood leukemia researcher, but her journey into unlocking the potential of immunotherapy was fate from the start. During her first year of oncology fellowship, her very first patient was a young baby with relapsed acute myeloid leukemia. He was waiting for new treatment ideas after frontline therapies had failed. Then, he developed an infection, one that could’ve been life-threatening. Instead... Read More

April 9, 2021

CJ and Hope Miller: SuperSibs and Childhood Cancer Heroes 

When 14-year-old Hope Miller was in seventh grade, a test in her PE class led to an early dismissal from school. Her blood pressure and pulse were elevated, and she had difficulty breathing. Over the next three months, a visit to her primary care physician and four bronchoscopies would confirm a diagnosis: mucoepidermoid carcinoma, a rare form of lung cancer that made itself at home in Hope's left lung, causing it to collapse.

Hope had to have her left lung removed, along with the lining of the lung and surrounding lymph nodes.  

Her older brother CJ was by her side —... Read More