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2011-04-18 19:55:48

Passport for Care, an innovative, web-based system that guides health care for pediatric cancer survivors, is poised to have an even wider impact as it is now being made available to the more than 220 institutions of the Children's Oncology Group. The system was developed at the Texas Children's Cancer Center and the Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies at Baylor College of Medicine. System generates individualized recommendations The Passport for Care website allows...

2010-09-16 16:14:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Susan Blaney, M.D., deputy director of Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service, participated today in the Childhood Cancer Panel Discussion held on behalf of the Congressional Pediatric Cancer Caucus. The discussion was held at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington D.C. The event brought together the top minds in the field of pediatric oncology and was hosted by Congressman Joe Sestak and Congressman Michael McCaul....

2010-06-21 06:00:00

For 10th Year, CureSearch's 'Reach the Day' Event Brings Hundreds to Washington WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today and tomorrow hundreds of families of children with cancer are visiting Capitol Hill to ask Congress one question: Where is the research money that was authorized by the Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2008? For the last 10 years, the CureSearch for Children's Cancer community has come to Washington seeking more federal funding for...

2009-12-14 13:23:00

Will Lead Children's Oncology Group -- Collaborative Organization in Pediatric Cancer PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter C. Adamson, M.D., a pediatric oncologist and leading scientist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, has been selected to lead the Children's Oncology Group (COG) in its efforts to find cures for children with cancer. An internationally recognized leader in pediatric cancer drug development, Dr. Adamson will assume his new...

2009-12-07 13:34:00

- Will Lead Children's Oncology Group -- Collaborative Organization in Pediatric Cancer - PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter C. Adamson, M.D., a pediatric oncologist and leading scientist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, has been selected to lead the Children's Oncology Group (COG) in its efforts to find cures for children with cancer. An internationally recognized leader in pediatric cancer drug development, Dr. Adamson will assume his...

2009-07-13 15:25:47

New research led by Cindy Schwartz, MD, of Hasbro Children's Hospital has identified a new chemotherapy regimen for pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) patients. The new treatment enhances efficacy through dose-dense drug delivery while simultaneously reducing the long-term risks presented by high cumulative dose chemotherapy. Schwartz and the researchers of the Children's Oncology Group have published their findings in the journal Blood (posted in an online first edition).The Children's Oncology...

2008-10-22 09:00:10

Neotropix(R), Inc., a clinical-stage development company focused on neuroendocrine cancer treatments, announced today exciting data from an extensive pediatric preclinical study performed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded Pediatric Preclinical Testing Program on the use of NTX-010 (Seneca Valley Virus-001), a tumor-selective naturally-occurring oncolytic virus. The results support the initiation of clinical development of Neotropix's lead candidate, NTX-010 for the treatment of...


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