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  • Is a Clinical Trial Right for Your Child? for Parents


    Deciding to enroll your child in a clinical study will depend on its potential benefits and risks, as well as your child's particular illness. Learn more.

  • Gene Therapy and Children for Parents


    Gene therapy carries the promise of cures for many diseases and for types of medical treatment most of us would not have thought possible.

  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) for Parents


    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common type of childhood cancer. Because it develops and gets worse quickly, prompt treatment is very important. With treatment, most kids are cured.

  • Medulloblastoma for Parents


    Medulloblastoma is a type of brain tumor. Most brain tumors in children are medulloblastoma.

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) for Parents


    Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) happens when the body makes too many immature white blood cells. Among kids with leukemia, 20% have this type. With treatment, most recover.

  • Retinitis Pigmentosa for Parents


    Retinitis pigmentosa is a genetic condition that leads to vision loss over time.

  • Sanfilippo Syndrome for Parents


    Sanfilippo syndrome is a rare condition in which the body can't break down certain carbohydrates (sugars) in the blood, leading to serious problems in the brain and nervous system.

  • Hodgkin Lymphoma for Parents


    Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system. Most kids and teens who get Hodgkin lymphoma get better.

  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1 for Parents


    Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a genetic condition that causes benign tumors in and under the skin, often with bone, hormone, and other problems. Learn more about how it's diagnosed and treated.

  • Caring for a Seriously or Chronically Ill Child - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents


    Coping and advice for parents caring for a child with a serious or long-term illness.