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2011-12-12 16:08:46

Recruitment is ongoing at Texas Children's Cancer Center for a Phase 1 clinical trial in children with cancer using a novel immunotherapy approach called oncolytic virus therapy. The trial, launched last spring and led by Dr. Chrystal Louis, assistant professor of pediatric hematology/oncology at Baylor College of Medicine, is also being conducted at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Immune cells destroy cancer cells “This approach uses a modified smallpox virus that kills tumor...

2011-12-05 07:05:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, one of the largest retail electric providers in the United States, will again join Cox Media Group to sponsor the 2011 Cox Radio Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon benefiting research and treatment advances at Texas Children's Cancer Center aimed at curing and preventing pediatric cancer. The two-day event will also support patient care and education at Texas Children's Cancer Center - the largest pediatric hematology and...

2011-11-14 23:46:36

Results of a study by Baylor College of Medicine physicians underscore the important role that clinical genetic evaluation can have in the management plan of patients with retinoblastoma, a childhood cancer of the eye. The report documents the success of using a multi-disciplinary team approach to achieving the goal of providing genetic evaluation and testing of all retinoblastoma patients at Texas Children's Cancer Center over an eight-year period. Results were published in the Archives...

2011-07-29 08:00:00

Physicians to bring high-quality care and training to medically underserved populations HOUSTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the first class of Texas Children's Global Health Corps will depart Houston for assignment in Africa. This talented team of pediatricians and family doctors will provide medical care and treatment to thousands of children and families affected by serious or life-threatening medical conditions, including sickle cell disease, malaria, tuberculosis,...

2011-07-18 12:30:00

CALIFON, N.J., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cookies for Kids' Cancer and The Glad Products Company announce today that May 2011 was the biggest month on record in the organization's nearly 3-year history with the most bake sales held and the most money raised in a month. Cookies for Kids' Cancer is a national non-profit organization committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer, the leading cause of death by disease for children under...

2011-07-13 13:02:01

The new Pediatric Center for Personal Cancer Genomics and Therapeutics has been launched at Baylor College of Medicine through a partnership between the Texas Children's Cancer Center and the Human Genome Sequencing Center at BCM. The goal is to improve the treatment of children with cancer through identification of the specific genetic mutations responsible for their tumors. The center will use state-of-the-art genomic sequencing technologies to comprehensively analyze tumor samples from...

2011-06-21 12:39:41

Two Baylor College of Medicine doctors have received support for their research from Alex's Lemonade Stand, a nonprofit group dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer. Dr. Jason Shohet, assistant professor of pediatrics "“ hematology/oncology and co-chair of Texas Children's Cancer Center's Neuroblastoma Program, received a two-year, $200,000 Innovation Award from the organization for his research on reprogramming neuroblastoma cancer stem cells. Innovation Awards are given by Alex's...

2011-06-21 08:40:00

Cancer Number One Death by Disease in Children; Triathlon Inspired by Bethesda Second Grade Student and Leukemia Patient Ryan Darby who will race this year Raises Funds For Families in Treatment and Raises Awareness of Impact of Childhood Cancer BETHESDA, Md., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The second-annual JUST TRYAN IT triathlon held Sunday, June 19 generated over 285 participants and 1000 spectators, and raised over $85,000 to benefit the Georgetown Hospital's Pediatric...

2011-06-01 00:06:40

One of the largest pediatric cancer centers in the U.S. advances research in neuroblastoma Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 31, 2011 Cookies for Kids' Cancer, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research, has awarded $200,000 in grants to the Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, one of the largest pediatric cancer centers in the United States, and home to the Center for Childhood Cancer Research. "Physician-scientists within...

2011-05-31 08:21:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cookies for Kids' Cancer, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research, has awarded $200,000 in grants to the Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, one of the largest pediatric cancer centers in the United States, and home to the Center for Childhood Cancer Research. "Physician-scientists within the Center for Childhood Cancer Research at The Children's Hospital of...