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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...

2012-03-14 11:49:00

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital — Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center discover first gene alteration associated with patient age and neuroblastoma outcome Researchers have identified the first gene mutation associated with a chronic and often fatal form of neuroblastoma that typically strikes adolescents and young adults. The finding provides the first clue about the genetic basis of the long-recognized but poorly...

2012-03-13 22:34:15

Certain mutations of the gene ATRX were associated with age at diagnosis in children and young adults with advanced-stage neuroblastoma, a cancer that grows in parts of the nervous system, according to a study in the March 14 issue of JAMA. Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial (outside the cranium) solid tumor of childhood and accounts for 15 percent of all cancer-related deaths in children. "Half of the patients (50 percent) with neuroblastoma present with metastatic disease;...

2011-09-19 23:49:08

Poorer treatment outcomes Patients with a high degree of African ancestry had a greater incidence of high-risk neuroblastoma and poorer outcomes, according to preliminary results presented here at the Fourth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, held here Sept. 18-21, 2011. "There are common genetic variants that are associated with the development of high-risk neuroblastoma and a poor outcome," said Navin R. Pinto, M.D., instructor of pediatrics at the University...

2011-06-08 15:51:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Soupy for Loopy Foundation donated $50,000 to the Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to fund research in neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer of the nervous system. The $50,000 gift will support two research projects aimed at developing more effective radiation treatments to kill neuroblastoma cells. The treatments, abbreviated as I-MIBG and MABG, selectively attack neuroblastoma tumors while minimizing injury to...

2010-11-29 07:56:13

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid cancer in childhood and the most common cancer in infancy, with an annual incidence of about 650 new cases per year in the United States.  Close to 50 percent of neuroblastoma cases occur in children younger than two years old.  A recent study has revealed that African American, Asian, and Native American children are more likely than Caucasian and Hispanic children to die after being treated for...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.