The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

Welcome to The Childhood Cancer Blog
from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

May 6, 2021
Jennifer Toth and her nurse, Pat Brophy, in 1995.

Jennifer Toth and her nurse, Pat Brophy, in 1995.

Jennifer Toth was just 2-and-a-half years old when she was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a rare liver cancer. Her nurse, Pat Brophy, was not only a medical caregiver to Jennifer, but also a source of encouragement and support to her parents. 

“Years after treatment, Pat was one of the first people who encouraged me to consider nursing, mentioned somewhat in passing but taken to heart as I considered potential career paths,” said Jennifer. 

Jennifer followed in the footsteps of her beloved nurse and is an oncology nurse at the same hospital where she received treatment... Read More

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

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