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New Release: Pain Squad App

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The Pain Squad Video has been nominated as one of the best child health research videos by The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).  Vote for the Pain Squad Video by clicking on the thumbs up after watching the video.

 

Every year at SickKids, hundreds of kids are battling various forms of cancer. Pain is a common and distressing symptom of cancer and its treatment. A vital part of treatment is tracking the pain these kids experience. Patients and their parents are often asked to keep track of their pain in diaries to help health care providers better understand and treat their pain. In the past, this was done with pen and paper. But kids with cancer are not motivated to perform this unpleasant task.

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Childhood Cancer: Why You Should Care

goldribbonby Tami Moscoe, Co-Chair, Lilah’s Fund for Neuroblastoma Research @ SickKids

Each year, jurisdictions across North America recognize September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Last year, both the CN Tower and Niagara Falls were lit up in gold, and children across Ontario chalked up their schools to mark this important event, thanks to our friends at POGO (the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) and Crayola.

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