Category Archives: Medical Information

New Promising Information to Treat, Cure Childhood Leukemias

(Science World Report) – Researchers from the UT Health Center may have pinpointed a protein that could potentially play a key role in the development of pediatric AML-promising new information to treat and cure possible childhood leukemias. Background information from the study notes that AML begins when maturing cells start to grow into different kinds […]

Understanding MRI’s

An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) uses a special scanning machine to take pictures of the inside of the body. The patient will lie still on the table inside the MRI machine while it takes pictures. There will be a rhythmic knocking sound during the scan, like a drumbeat. Some children are frightened by the sound. Parents are unable […]

Researcher Examines Impact of Extra Chromosome on Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Human cells are made of many parts, including chromosomes which are organized structures of DNA. Their job is to help direct the actions of various types of cells. There are 23 chromosomes and normally, each cell contains 2 copies of each chromosome for a total of 46 chromosomes. Scientists have long known that many types of […]

A Novel Epigenetic Strategy to Treat Ewing Sarcoma

Mary Beckerle, PhDRalph E. and William T. Main Presidential ProfessorCEO and Director, Huntsman Cancer InstituteThe University of Utah A team at Huntsman Cancer Institute that includes Mary Beckerle, PhD, Steve Lessnick, MD, PhD, Sunil Sharma, MD, and Alana Welm, PhD has received a $1.73 million grant from CureSearch to test a novel targeted treatment for […]

Helping Parents Understand MRIs

New clinical videos demonstrate procedures to patients and families CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is pleased to share a video in our series designed to familiarize cancer patients and their parents with common tests and procedures. Our goal with these videos is to provide education in a non-threatening way that reduces anxiety for everyone, including appropriately-aged […]

Researcher Studies the Role of Immunotherapy in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is the most common cancer originating in the nasopharynx, the area behind the nose where the nasal passages and auditory tubes join the remainder of the upper respiratory tract. It is known that the majority of cases are associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), one of the most common human viruses, most notably known […]

Clinical Trials: Offering New Treatments Today

Clinical trials are the last step in a long process that begins with research in a lab and ends with new treatment options for children with cancer. In short, treatments used today are the result of past clinical trials. Unlike cancer in adults, when a child is diagnosed with cancer, they are almost always enrolled […]