Pediatric Cancer

Travel, trek and triumph | Traveltalk [Video]

Travellers who have a thirst for adventure can also exercise their community spirit by trekking for a cause.

The Kids’ Cancer Project, a charity committed to funding research to find better treatments and ultimately a cure for childhood cancer, has partnered with Huma Travel to create two treks – ‘Nepal Everest Views’ in November and ‘Summit Cradle Mountain’ in February, 2018.

Trekkers on the Great Wall of China in 2015

These experiences promise to not only transform the life of the intrepid tourist, but through their fundraising efforts, will also help kids suffering with cancer.

NEPAL EVEREST VIEWS – On this small-group 14-day tour, trekkers will explore villages, roam the colourful markets of Namche Bazaar, visit the famous Thyangboche monastery and experience the rich culture of the Sherpa people. Plus, they’ll also visit a school aiding disadvantaged children to help rebuild a classroom.

Registration of $4,880 includes flights, accommodation and most meals.

SUMMIT CRADLE MOUNTAIN –On this four-day adventure, trekkers will explore the beauty, peace and exhilaration of Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain …

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Pediatric Cancer

A destination for pediatric oncology care: Children’s National Hospital’s T-cell therapy trials [Video]

When children are diagnosed with pediatric cancer, most doctors are forced to reach for the same standard therapies that were available decades ago. Research oncologists at Children’s National Hospital are changing that with clinical trials that will hopefully train the body’s immune system – specifically its T cells – to fight the tumors. Holly Meany, M.D., and her colleague Amy Hont, M.D., oncologists and research scientists at the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research, have put together a pair of clinical trials that are investigating two pathways for using T cells to go after solid tumors.