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2011-09-20 00:13:36

Study led by St. Jude Children´s Research Hospital scientists points to possible new treatment targets for diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas; may tip the scales in the current debate about tumor biopsies The largest study ever of a rare childhood brain tumor found more than half the tumors carried extra copies of specific genes linked to cancer growth, according to research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators. The findings identify possible new targets for...

2011-08-15 11:00:00

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists lead research that settles a century-old debate about retinoblastoma's beginnings and identify new targets for treating the childhood eye tumor MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A research team led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists has identified a potential new target for treatment of the childhood eye tumor retinoblastoma. Their work also settles a scientific debate by showing the cancer's...

2011-07-05 07:02:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ The largest study yet of adult childhood cancer survivors found that the first cancer is just the beginning of a lifelong battle against different forms of the disease for about 10 percent of these survivors. The study involved 14,358 individuals and was led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Investigators leading the effort reported that 1,382, or 9.6 percent, of survivors developed new tumors unrelated to their original cancers. About 30 percent of those...

2010-12-17 13:02:35

Comprehensive study of medulloblastoma suggests targeted drugs may be especially effective in children Pediatric cancer researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia contributed important expertise to a new landmark study of medulloblastoma, a type of brain tumor typically found in children. The large multicenter study defines the genetic landscape of this cancer, and holds intriguing clues to gene changes on signaling pathways that may become fruitful targets for future therapies....

2010-12-08 22:14:33

International effort led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists is expected to fuel development of targeted therapies and aid the search for unique combinations of cells and mutations that lead to other cancers Investigators have demonstrated for the first time that the most common malignant childhood brain tumor, medulloblastoma, is actually several different diseases, each arising from distinct cells destined to become different structures. The breakthrough is expected to...

2010-11-19 00:00:43

Accurate data critical to early diagnosis, treatment Montreal, Canada (Vocus) November 18, 2010 An abstract of the study, "A step towards determining the annual incidence of metastatic brain tumors in the United States," to be presented on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) 2010 Annual Meeting, questions the actual incidence of newly diagnosed metastatic brain tumors and supports much lower estimates. Funded by the American Brain Tumor Association and conducted...

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2010-11-05 10:16:42

By Jim Dryden, Washington University in St. Louis Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a gene linked to the spread of eye melanoma. Although more research is needed, the researchers say the discovery is an important step in understanding why some tumors spread (metastasize) and others don't. They believe the findings could lead to more effective treatments. Reporting online in the journal Science Express, the team found mutations in a gene...

2010-06-07 13:42:09

Researchers from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC) presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology the findings of a pediatric brain tumor study using an experimental drug that targets the underlying genetic makeup of the tumor. The research focused on a new way to attack the tumors by blocking the Hedgehog pathway that is linked to approximately 20 percent of medulloblastomas. The study is the first to report that the drug can be...

2010-06-05 09:30:00

CHICAGO, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC) presented today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology the findings of a pediatric brain tumor study using an experimental drug that targets the underlying genetic makeup of the tumor. The research focused on a new way to attack the tumors by blocking the Hedgehog pathway that is linked to approximately 20 percent of medulloblastomas. The study is the...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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