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2014-06-17 12:28:46

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota performs first known minimally invasive Visualase surgery on rare mature teratoma tumor; results showcased on nationally syndicated talk show, The Doctors ST. PAUL, Minn., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A rare brain tumor in a previously inoperable area of an 8-year-old boy's brain remains dormant nearly four months after a second laser ablation surgery, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota reported today upon the story being...

2014-06-09 23:09:24

In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, Cancer Registry on the TODAY Show, Rhonda Spoden shares her thoughts on the topic. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, Cancer Registry on the TODAY Show, Rhonda Spoden shares her thoughts on the topic. It isn’t often the cancer registry makes national headlines, and (as much as she loves and respects the profession) Spoden never expected to hear about the cancer registry on the TODAY Show....

2014-06-02 16:25:16

Cancers characterized by DICER1 genetic defect are advancing new approach to cancer treatments, cures MINNEAPOLIS, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent findings by researchers from the International Pleuropulmonary Blastoma (PPB) Registry and International Ovarian and Testicular Stromal (OTST) Tumor Registry, both based at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, have advanced the potential for early diagnosis and proactive treatment of children in families affected by...

2014-03-27 12:30:55

A St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-led study identified two adult cancer drugs with potential to improve treatment of a high-risk childhood brain tumor; the drugs are now part of a pediatric clinical trial MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The quest to improve survival of children with a high-risk brain tumor has led St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators to two drugs already used to treat adults with breast, pancreatic, lung and other...

2014-03-06 23:22:54

Over the last decade, much knowledge has been gained regarding the genetic events that drive leukemia; the exact cell of origin, however, remains largely unknown. This study suggests that there may be subsets of cells at increased risk of developing leukemia. (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a specific type of immune cell in the bone marrow of mice responsible for an aggressive, poorly understood form of leukemia. The...

2014-02-12 23:25:02

ION Solutions, a diversified physician services organization whose membership represents more than half of the private practice oncologists in the United States, today announced the selection of Foundation Medicine as its preferred partner for comprehensive cancer genomic profiling services. Frisco, Texas (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 ION Solutions, a diversified physician services organization whose membership represents more than half of the private practice oncologists in the United...

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...

2013-09-09 11:33:35

For the first time, a genetic link specific to risk of childhood leukemia has been identified, according to a team of researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, University of Washington, and other institutions. The discovery was reported online today in the journal Nature Genetics. "We're in unchartered territory," said study author Kenneth Offit, MD, MPH, Chief of the Clinical Genetics Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. "At the very...

2013-07-31 10:45:26

CHOP researchers advance stem cell studies in a childhood leukemia and diamond blackfan anemia First produced only in the past decade, human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are capable of developing into many or even all human cell types. In new research, scientists reprogrammed skin cells from patients with rare blood disorders into iPSCs, highlighting the great promise of these cells in advancing understanding of those challenging diseases—and eventually in...

2013-02-04 10:21:23

Finding emerged from 100 billion RNA nucleotides in 10 children with cancer After an intensive three-year hunt through the genome, medical researchers have pinpointed mutations that leads to drug resistance and relapse in the most common type of childhood cancer–the first time anyone has linked the disease's reemergence to specific genetic anomalies. The discovery, co-lead by William L. Carroll, MD, director of NYU Langone Medical Center's Cancer Institute, is reported in a study...


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