Focus on Pediatric Cancers
Focus is the online newsletter for Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
News is posted as it happens, making Focus the most up-to-date source of information about the developments and people at the Cancer Center.
Below are all the Focus articles related specifically to pediatric cancers. All Focus articles are also available.
Pediatric Bone Cancer
The first sign of something wrong was last December, when Meaghan Aubut collapsed in her high school hallway. The New Year brought a cumbersome leg brace, chemo, and surgery. Today she's moving on and planning new adventures.
Ryland's Wheel: A Circle of Life
A dying child’s love of wheeled vehicles inspired a sculptor to honor both his grandson and the large circle of people who gathered around to support the family. "Along with this unfolding tragedy was this great demonstration of people at their best."
Next Generation Radiation Technology
Imagine aiming a radiation beam at a moving target like a lung, or a delicate area like a prostate. A new platform for our top-of-the-line linear accelerator makes these challenges easier and safer.
Using Media to Promote Healthy Behavior
Studies show that children are influenced—often in unhealthy ways—by ads using popular movie and TV characters. Dartmouth researchers want to use these marketing tactics to promote healthy behaviors.
Fast Food Advertising to Children
Marketing guidelines suggest that children's fast food advertising focus on healthy foods, not toys. But fast food ads for kids focus on movie characters, giveaways, and company branding more than ads for adults.
Fight Sun Exposure Risk
Outside workers worry about machines and noise more than sunscreen, but too much sun increases risk for skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the U.S. The best way to fight back is to protect yourself from overexposure.
Play Ball. PLEASE!
Preventing lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in this country, is a battle being fought on surprising territory—sports playing fields, silver screens, and corner stores.
"Bear"ing Love with Cancer
Teddy bears arrive for pediatric oncology patients. Thanks to all who purchased daffodils from the American Cancer Society. See how flowers turn to smiles...