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2014-08-26 23:13:53

CEHN’s Childhood Leukemia Fact Sheet, which provides tips on how to reduce exposure to environmental risk factors associated with childhood leukemia, is now available in Spanish. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The Children’s Environmental Health Network’s (CEHN) Childhood Leukemia Fact Sheet, created with the University of California at Berkeley’s Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE), has been translated and is now available in...

2014-06-23 23:12:29

A new fact sheet gives tips on how to reduce exposure to environmental risk factors that may be associated with increased likelihood for childhood leukemia. (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Together with the University of California at Berkeley’s Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE), the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) has created a new factsheet to educate parents, health care professionals, child care providers, and other audiences...

2014-05-29 12:28:32

Partnership Set to Raise $250,000 and Provide 12,000+ Hours of Tutoring Services WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While extraordinary progress has been made in treating childhood leukemia and other pediatric cancers in recent years, critical attention must also be paid to the educational and emotional challenges facing kids re-entering school after treatment. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Sylvan Learning are partnering to raise funds and...

2013-11-18 13:08:03

Abstract: 10400 (Poster 2186 - Hall F, Core 2) Cancer treatment takes a toll on the hearts of child survivors, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death among U.S. children, but the rate of survival has increased significantly from a 5-year survival rate of 58.1 percent in 1975-77 to 83.1 percent in 2003-09. "Research has shown childhood cancer survivors face heart and other...

2013-11-15 23:03:44

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital leads study showing that a drug withdrawn from the market in 2010 may enhance the effectiveness of bone marrow transplants for select pediatric leukemia patients Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Combining the drug gemtuzumab ozogamicin (GO) with conventional chemotherapy may improve the outcome of bone marrow transplantation for some children battling high-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to a study led by St. Jude Children’s...

2013-09-16 23:02:50

Dr. William E. Evans will retire from executive post in July 2014. Memphis, TN (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital today announced that its director and CEO, Dr. William E. Evans, has decided to retire from his executive post in July of 2014. Evans has been with the organization for more than 40 years and has served as CEO for the past 10 years. “Under Dr. Evans’ leadership, we have achieved the best outcomes worldwide for the most frequent forms of...


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