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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...

2011-04-18 19:55:48

Passport for Care, an innovative, web-based system that guides health care for pediatric cancer survivors, is poised to have an even wider impact as it is now being made available to the more than 220 institutions of the Children's Oncology Group. The system was developed at the Texas Children's Cancer Center and the Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies at Baylor College of Medicine. System generates individualized recommendations The Passport for Care website allows...

2011-03-31 01:18:27

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children's Cancer and Hematology Clinic in McAllen. The clinic has made a difference in the lives of thousands of children and their families over the last decade and has brought cancer treatment in the Rio Grande Valley into the 21st century. The clinic was created through a joint effort of the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation Inc., Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Children's Cancer Center. Its goal is...

2011-03-30 14:10:00

PLANO, Texas, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has granted its Outstanding Achievement Award to Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano as a result of surveys performed during 2010. Baylor Plano is one of a select group of 90 currently accredited and newly accredited cancer programs across the United States and one of two programs in Texas to receive this recognition. This number represents approximately 17 percent...

2011-03-28 21:39:56

Researchers in the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have received an additional $15.9 million in the new round of grants announced by the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas Thursday. The Duncan Cancer Center has received more than $50 million in CPRIT funding since the institute began awarding cancer grants to Texas researchers in January 2010. The new awards include:     * Award to recruit Dr. Jin Wang, a promising young...

2011-03-22 15:26:41

Baylor College of Medicine researchers at Texas Children's Cancer Center and their collaborators at The Methodist Hospital have launched two phase I clinical studies using immunotherapy to treat glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive type of brain cancer in both children and adults. "Brain tumors, particularly GBM, remain one of the major challenges in pediatric and adult cancer so there is a dire need for new and innovative therapies," said Dr. Nabil Ahmed, assistant professor of...

2011-02-01 22:09:29

Rice bioengineers, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's physician-scientists zap tumors with light-activated nanoparticles Rice University bioengineers and physician-scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital have successfully destroyed tumors of human brain cancer cells in the first animal tests of a minimally invasive treatment that zaps glioma tumors with heat. The tests involved nanoshells, light-activated nanoparticles that are designed to destroy...


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