Adult survivors of childhood cancer suffer from ‘financial toxicity’ decades later, a study conducted at the dawn of the Affordable Care Act found
Sept. 26, 2017
| By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
Before the Affordable Care Act's rollout, adult survivors of childhood cancer were more likely to be denied health care coverage than those without a history of cancer, paid more out-of-pocket and were more likely to borrow money to pay their medical bills, a new study has found.
Why children with cancer need their own drugs and their own research
Nov. 28, 2016
| by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service
It's a simple fact: Kids are different than the rest of us. The unique biology of children and childhood diseases, however ― combined with limited research funding ― makes it tough to find the right treatments for kids.
New study looks at how chemo affects childhood cancer survivors’ ability to have kids later in life
March 22, 2016
| By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service
A new Fred Hutch sheds light on the degree chemo can impact the fertility of childhood cancer survivors and suggests steps young cancer patients (and their parents) may want to take before they receive treatment. Lead author Dr. Eric Chow weighs in.
New study finds young male cancer patients twice as likely to be counseled on preserving fertility
July 27, 2015
| By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service
A new nationwide study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s reveals that young male cancer patients were twice as likely as young women to be counseled on ways to preserve their fertility, such as freezing sperm or eggs.