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2013-06-19 12:27:34

Intraoperative MRI and angiography confirms retinoblastoma chemotherapy treatment MINNEAPOLIS, MN, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced that Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, neurosurgeons are confirming effective chemotherapy delivery in treating eye cancer using intraoperative imaging within the VISIUS(®) Surgical Theatre. Selective intra-arterial chemotherapy is a growing strategy for treating...

2013-06-17 23:17:08

Colin Beach, 13, has bilateral hereditary retinoblastoma, a rare condition in which malignant tumors develop in the eye. His family is taking their story to Capitol Hill to deliver an important message to their members of Congress: at a time when access to care is improving for millions of adults, don´t let care for children falter. (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 One local family is taking their story to Capitol Hill to deliver an important message to their members of Congress: at a time when...

2013-05-20 08:27:56

TOMS RIVER, N.J., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanlon's K9 Dog Training Academy LLC in Toms River, New Jersey will host the Hope #ForNico benefit event to raise funds to donate a trained service dog for Nico Santoli, a two-year-old victim of the rare childhood eye cancer, retinoblastoma. The Hope #ForNico event will be held at the Hanlon's K9 facility in Toms River on Sunday, June 2(nd) from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Several local businesses have teamed up with Hanlon's K9 to donate items and...

2013-03-13 14:48:34

A team of Canadian and international cancer researchers led by Dr. Brenda Gallie at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network (UHN), has discovered a new type of retinoblastoma, a rapidly developing eye cancer that affects very young babies— a finding that can immediately change clinical practice and optimize care for these children. The finding, published online today in Lancet Oncology, is a breakthrough in recognizing that a single cancer gene (an oncogene)...

2012-12-13 12:26:27

Researchers at Michigan State University have discovered a protein that does its best work with one foot in the grave. The study, which appears in the current issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, focuses on the nontraditional lifestyle of Retinoblastoma tumor suppressor proteins, which could lead to new ways to treat cancer. “Retinoblastoma proteins are unique in that they use controlled destruction to do their jobs in a timely but restrained fashion,” said Liang...

2012-08-07 09:56:28

Their Mexican-born counterparts at lesser risk In a large epidemiologic study, researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center found that the children of U.S.-born Latina women are at higher risk of having retinoblastoma, a malignant tumor of the retina which typically occurs in children under six. The study, which focused on babies born in California, also found that offspring of older fathers were at greater risk for retinoblastoma, as were children born to women with sexually transmitted...

2012-05-07 20:30:41

Such deletions could confer survival advantage on tumors, a challenge to '2-hit theory' of tumor suppressor action Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have amassed strong experimental evidence implying that commonly occurring large chromosomal deletions that are seen in many cancer types contain areas harboring multiple functionally linked genes whose loss, they posit, confers a survival advantage on growing tumors. Looking...

2012-01-11 21:30:53

Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project findings help solve mystery of retinoblastoma's rapid growth in work that also yields a new treatment target and possible therapy Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project (PCGP) have helped identify the mechanism that makes the childhood eye tumor retinoblastoma so aggressive. The discovery explains why the tumor develops so rapidly while other cancers can take years or even decades to form. The finding also led...

2012-01-11 12:05:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New findings from the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project (PCGP) have helped identify the mechanism that makes the childhood eye tumor retinoblastoma so aggressive. The discovery explains why the tumor develops so rapidly while other cancers can take years or even decades to form. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-12-22 07:33:06

Armed with a new ability to find retinal anomalies at the cellular level, neurobiologists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have made a discovery they hope will ultimately lead to a treatment for cancer of the retina. While much work remains, Oak Ridge National Laboratory's specialized tracing algorithm allows researchers to analyze thousands of cells instead of just a few dozen. This tool has helped reveal a previously undiscovered role of Rb, the retinoblastoma tumor suppressor...