Welcome to Heads Up, a blogging experiment that aims to:
- connect the people, parts, and principles of Durham Academy;
- share ideas about learning and human development;
- spotlight a few of the many wondrous things I get to see every day at Durham Academy.
Thanks for reading the posts below — and sending news, links and ideas worth sharing.
Michael Ulku-Steiner, Head of School
How Roger Daltrey made a difference in cancer care's teenage wasteland
An article in today's Wall Street Journal detailed the important work being done by people on both sides of the Atlantic for teenagers with cancer.
This work will be aided by DA's dance team, whose Zumbathon Friday afternoon will raise funds for the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation. Click here to see my earlier post about the Zumbathon, the foundation, and why I care so much about this issue.
An excerpt from the article:
A push is on for better care and better outcomes for patients in what the National Cancer Institute calls a "no man's land" between pediatric and adult oncology. At present, adolescents and young adults may be treated in adult units or in children's wards—which both are places they are likely to feel isolated and distressed.
More hospitals are adding dedicated teen and young adult cancer units based on a model developed by the Teenage Cancer Trust in the U.K. It teams medical oncologists, pediatric specialists, therapists and social workers to offer an integrative approach to medical treatment, emotional issues, fertility counseling and clinical trials.
Click here to see the full article.
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