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2014-02-20 12:15:21

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital--Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project identifies the most common genetic alteration yet in the brain tumor ependymoma; results offer clues for fighting other cancers The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has identified the most common genetic alteration ever reported in the brain tumor ependymoma and evidence that the alteration drives tumor development. The research appears...

2014-02-19 16:23:43

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project identifies the most common genetic alteration yet in the brain tumor ependymoma; results offer clues for fighting other cancers MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has identified the most common genetic alteration ever reported in the brain tumor ependymoma and evidence that...

2013-10-23 08:30:38

Proton beam therapy does not cause the serious side effects associated with conventional radiation for children with brain and spinal cancers. WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of children suffering from brain and spinal cancers who were treated with an advanced form of radiation at proton therapy centers in the U.S. rose 33% since 2010, according to a study released by the Pediatric Proton Foundation (PPF) and the National Association for Proton...

2013-05-24 23:30:12

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, commends 18-year old Max Merget on raising money for brain cancer despite fighting his own battle with the disease. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 On May 23, Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, commends Salem High School senior Max Merget for turning his graduation party into a fundraiser for brain cancer. According to a Patch.com...

2012-09-19 23:02:58

Brain cancer continues to be the main tumor target for proton therapy - an advanced form of radiation treatment according to the National Association for Proton Therapy and the Pediatric Proton Foundation. Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 A total of 613 children and adolescents were treated at the nation's nine proton therapy centers in 2011, amounting to a 32 percent increase over 2010 cases, according to a new survey, presented recently at the Children's Oncology Group (COG)...

2012-06-20 06:26:50

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers studying the genetic roots of the most common malignant childhood brain tumor have discovered missteps in three of the four subtypes of the cancer that involve genes already targeted for drug development. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/52994-st-jude-childrens-research-hospital-gene-sequencing-project The most significant gene alterations are linked to...

2012-03-29 02:08:45

A chromosomal abnormality in children with a deadly form of brain cancer is linked with a poorer chance of survival, clinician scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered. The study led by experts at Nottingham's Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre as part of a European collaboration could potentially lead to a new diagnostic test to allow doctors to identify youngsters who are at the highest risk associated with an ependymoma tumor and may need aggressive life-saving...

2011-09-15 21:02:39

Research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators used a pioneering approach to drug development and identified dozens of potential new treatments of ependymoma, a rare tumor of the brain and spinal cord Researchers have identified promising new therapies for ependymoma, a rare tumor with few treatment options. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators led the effort, which used a new, faster drug development system that combines the latest drug screening...

2011-09-15 14:39:00

Research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators used a pioneering approach to drug development and identified dozens of potential new treatments of ependymoma, a rare tumor of the brain and spinal cord MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have identified promising new therapies for ependymoma, a rare tumor with few treatment options. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators led the effort, which used a new, faster drug...

2011-08-23 17:51:11

Ependymomas are the second most frequent type of malignant brain tumor in children. Ependymoma develops from precursor cells of the tissue that lines the hollow cavities of the brain. Therapy results of ependymoma vary immensely: While in some patients tumor growth comes to a standstill after surgery and radiotherapy, in other children the disease rapidly takes a severe course. In about half of those affected the tumor continues to grow and the patients often succumb to the disease....