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2009-09-16 07:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn. Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Advances in diagnosis and treatment mean more children are living longer with cancer than ever before, with about 270,000 childhood cancer survivors alive today nationwide. Despite these advances, cancer remains the leading cause of death due to disease among U.S. children over one year of age. To View the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/stjude/40088/ September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, but for...

2009-05-26 07:47:27

Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is an aggressive muscle cancer that mostly affects children. The most common forms of RMS are embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS) and alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS). Although ARMS is less common than ERMS, it is associated with a much higher rate of mortality. A therapy tailored to the ARMS form of RMS is therefore badly needed. A team of researchers, at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, and Monash Institute of Medical Research, Australia, has now provided hope...

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2008-12-30 12:41:40

Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered that a molecule implicated in leukemia and lung cancer is also important in muscle repair and in a muscle cancer that strikes mainly children. The study shows that immature muscle cells require the molecule, called miR-29, to become mature, and that the molecule is nearly missing in cells from rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer caused by the proliferation of immature muscle cells. Cells from human rhabdomyosarcoma...

2008-11-14 09:00:34

CALGARY, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY) announced today that a poster presentation authored by Dr. Anders Kolb of the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research entitled "Systemic Administration of REOLYSIN Inhibits Growth of Human Sarcoma Xenografts Alone and in Combination with Cisplatin and Radiation" is scheduled to be presented today at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS). The meeting is being...

2008-10-22 09:00:10

Neotropix(R), Inc., a clinical-stage development company focused on neuroendocrine cancer treatments, announced today exciting data from an extensive pediatric preclinical study performed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded Pediatric Preclinical Testing Program on the use of NTX-010 (Seneca Valley Virus-001), a tumor-selective naturally-occurring oncolytic virus. The results support the initiation of clinical development of Neotropix's lead candidate, NTX-010 for the treatment of...

2008-08-26 03:00:56

The mother of a boy who survived cancer has abseiled 85ft down the side of a hospital and raised pounds600 in the process. Jackie Orton, of Twyford Road, Willington, took part in the July challenge to help boost funds for children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent. The 55-year-old abseiled off Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre, where her son, John Harbord, now 15, was treated in 2001. John, a pupil at John Port School, Etwall, was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that forms...

2008-07-26 00:00:37

The mother of a boy who survived cancer is preparing to abseil 85ft down the side of a hospital. Jackie Orton, of Twyford Road, Willington, will be taking part in the challenge on Sunday in aid of children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent. The 55-year-old will abseil from the roof of Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre, where her son, John Harbord, now 15, was treated in 2001. John, a pupil at John Port School, Etwall, was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that forms in the...

2008-07-20 18:00:22

CAGE-FIGHTER Ian "The Machine" Freeman helped raise pounds 3800 for a young cancer sufferer through a screening of his new movie. Ian's new film Sucker Punch has just been released on DVD, and the ultimate fighter used the opportunity to raise money for his friend's son Lewis, 11, who us battling rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. He invited his co-stars Danny John Jules and Gordon Alexander to the special screening of the film at the Lamplight Theatre, in Stanley, County Durham....

2008-07-16 03:00:16

By Dishop, Megan K Kuruvilla, Supriya * Context.-Primary lung neoplasms are rare in children, but they comprise a broad and interesting spectrum of lesions, some of which are familiar from other tissue sites, and some of which are unique to the pediatric lung. Objective.-To determine the relative incidence of primary and metastatic lung tumors in children and adolescents through a single-institution case series, to compare these data to reports in the medical literature, to discuss the...

2008-07-08 09:01:11

ImClone Systems has announced that a Phase II clinical trial of IMC-A12, the company's fully human, IgG1 anti-insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor monoclonal antibody, in adolescents and adult patients with several types of soft tissue sarcoma has opened for patient enrollment. This multinational Phase II study will evaluate the efficacy of IMC-A12 in adult and adolescent patients with several types of previously treated, advanced or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma, which were selected...