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2012-11-20 13:37:49

In a world-first, researchers from the Australian Centre for Nanomedicine at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney have developed a nanoparticle that could improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy for neuroblastoma by a factor of five. Neuroblastoma is an aggressive childhood cancer that often leaves survivors with lingering health problems due to the high doses of chemotherapy drugs required for treatment. Anything that can potentially reduce these doses is considered an...

2012-10-15 15:23:34

After leukaemia and brain tumors, neuroblastoma is the most common form of cancer to affect children. A thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has studied a DNA method which is now used for all cases of neuroblastoma in Sweden, and which has led to more effective treatment at individual level. Neuroblastoma affects around 20 children each year, most of them under the age of two. This form of cancer, which affects the peripheral nervous system, is...

2012-09-14 15:20:21

A whole-genome scan to identify large-scale chromosomal damage can help doctors choose the best treatment option for children with neuroblastoma, one of the most common types of childhood cancer, finds an international collaboration jointly led by The Institute of Cancer Research, London. The researchers called for all children diagnosed with neuroblastoma worldwide to have a whole-genome scan as a standard part of their treatment. Neuroblastoma, a cancer of the developing nervous...

2012-09-02 23:04:09

Funding Is Needed to Advance Research and Treatment to Cure Kids with Cancer Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 02, 2012 The Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia launches 30 Days, 1 Cause, an advertising and social media campaign to bring the issue of funding for pediatric cancer research to the forefront as part of September´s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The 30 Days, 1 Cause campaign encourages the community to register for the Four Seasons Parkway Run/Walk, and learn how to...

2012-07-11 14:47:35

A new drug combination could offer hope to children with neuroblastoma — one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer — by boosting the effectiveness of a promising new gene-targeted treatment. Researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research in London have found a way to overcome the resistance of cancer cells to a drug called crizotinib, which recently showed positive early results in its first trial in children with cancer. Crizotinib has already been licensed by the US...

2012-06-21 23:01:43

On June 23, 2012, the Matthew Bittker Foundation will present the Children´s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHM Foundation) with a check for $50,000 to advance the research and treatment for children diagnosed and/or treated with neuroblastoma at the DMC Children´s Hospital of Michigan. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 On June 23, 2012, the Matthew Bittker Foundation will present the Children´s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHM Foundation) with a check for $50,000...


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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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