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Childhood Cancers

Recent Childhood Cancers News
Scientists dramatically improve method for finding common genetic alterations in tumors

St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital scientists developed a new computer tool to find DNA duplications and deletions that play pivotal roles in adult and childhood cancers; the tool is free to ... [via St. Jude]

Discovery could help reverse glucocorticoid resistance in some young leukemia patients

St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital study lays the foundation for more effective treatment of childhood leukemia and a wide range of other disorders using small molecules to reverse glucocorticoid ... [via St. Jude]

Survivors of childhood cancer at risk for developing hormone deficiencies as adults

St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital finds childhood cancer patients treated with cranial irradiation may have hormone deficiencies that impact health decades later; results highlight need for ... [via St. Jude]

Inherited gene variation helps explain drug toxicity in patients of East Asian ancestry

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have linked inherited variations in a second gene to reduced tolerance of a key cancer drug; findings will aid efforts to improve chemotherapy safety ... [via St. Jude]

Improved risk identification will aid fertility preservation in young male cancer patients

St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital study has identified the cumulative dose of a widely used class of chemotherapy drugs that leaves young male cancer patients at risk for impaired sperm production ... [via St. Jude]

Genomic analysis reveals that a high-risk leukemia subtype becomes more common with age

Stage set to determine if drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors will extend the lives of patients with the high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia subtype; pediatric clinical trial scheduled to open ... [via St. Jude]

Join St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital in finding cures, saving children during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

MEMPHIS, Tennessee In 2014, parents of nearly 16,000 children in the United States will hear the words, Your child has cancer.... [via St. Jude]

Childhood cancer awareness: Light gold for Cole

My son Cole died two and a half years ago from neuroblastoma, a common childhood cancer, after suffering through multiple surgeries, chemotherapy injections and painful radiation therapy.... [via CNN]

St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital oncologist elected to Academia Sinica, the highest academic institution in Taiwan

Ching-Hon Pui, M.D., recognized for pioneering research and treatment of childhood leukemia, increasing childhood cancer survival rates around the globe St.... [via St. Jude]

St. Jude mourns the loss of friend and supporter Robin Williams

Robin Williams with St. Jude patient Darcy in 2013. Today the world lost an iconic man and entertainer, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital lost an incredible friend and supporter.... [via St. Jude]

Unhealthy habits more than double risk of metabolic syndrome in childhood cancer survivors

St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital study finds that few adult survivors of childhood cancer follow a heart-healthy lifestyle that protects against heart disease, diabetes and other health problems ... [via St. Jude]

Gamers virtually raise thousands of dollars for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital patients battling cancer, other deadly diseases

Memphis, Tennessee St.Jude Childrens Research Hospital is powering up a new videogame charity program with help from some of the top streaming gamers, including Johnathan Wendel , Ellohime, ... [via St. Jude]

Race to beat childhood cancer, other deadly diseases one mile, one dollar, one cure at a time

MEMPHIS, Tennessee In observance of National Running Day today, St.... [via St. Jude]

St. Jude researcher honored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology for work in childhood cancer survivorship

Leslie Robison, Ph.D., becomes the fifth researcher from St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital to receive the Pediatric Oncology Award The American Society of Clinical Oncology has named Leslie L.... [via St. Jude]

Runners race to register for St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend

Memphis, Tennessee Running a marathon is an empowering feat, and so is helping raise millions to support kids fighting cancer. Those eager to accomplish both can register for the 2014 St.... [via St. Jude]

Featured Childhood Cancers Articles

Neuroblastoma: UK clinical trial offers new hope for sufferers of childhood cancer neuroblastoma 
 During the trial, the new radiotherapy treatment will be offered to all UK patients who meet the eligibility criteria - primarily patients who have relapsed neuroblastoma.... [more]

Relapsed Neuroblastoma: UK starting a phase II clinical trail with new radiotherapy treatment  
 7 November 2011: A clinical trial is due to start in the UK next year that will offer hope to children who suffer from relapsed neuroblastoma. The UK is the first country to trial the new molecular ra... [more]

Scientists devise targeted therapy strategy for rare childhood cancer 
  BOSTON--By "distracting" cancer proteins from their usual activity, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital have caused cells in a rare, lethal form of cancer to ... [more]

Childhood cancer survivors have increasaed risk of developing post -traumatic stress disorder  
 Young adult survivors of childhood cancers are four times more likely to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than their control group siblings, a Childhood Cancer Survivors Study has found. ... [more]

Studies find few risks to newborn offspring of parents who are childhood cancer survivors 
 SEATTLE — Oct 5, 2009 - Whether they can have children is one of the major concerns for adult survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer because fertility can be compromised by cancer treatment. For... [more]

St. Jude researchers identify new chromosomal abnormality in acute lymphoblastic leukemia 
 Researchers identified a new chromosomal abnormality in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that appears to work in concert with another mutation to give rise to cancer. This latest anomaly is particul... [more]

Gene Mutation Linked to Type of Childhood Cancer 
 Researchers have identified a gene that may play a role in the growth and spread of a childhood cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma, which develops in the body's soft tissues. The finding has revealed a po... [more]

Childhood Cancer: Adult survivors of childhood cancer face health issues 
 Almost three-fourths of adult survivors of pediatric cancer patients diagnosed in the 1970s and 1980s have—or will develop—chronic health problems related to their cancer or its treatment, according t... [more]

Childhood Cancer Update: Anemic children with cancer benefit from Erythropoietin 
 Children with cancer who develop anemia during chemotherapy can benefit from a weekly dose of erythropoietin (EPO), according to researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The drug reduces ... [more]

Neuroblastoma Treatment Update 
 A new strategy that turns small populations of immune system cells into armies that track down and kill neuroblastoma throughout the body could save the lives of many children each year, according to ... [more]


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