Category Archives: Children’s Cancer News
A Missouri Department of Transportation project that built new bridges in each of Missouri’s 114 counties and was completed more than a year early and under its $685 million budget has been named one of the nation’s two best projects that were completed in 2012. The Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program yesterday received the [...]
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 [...]
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital share why they are courageous.
Lisa Diller, MD, chief medical officer at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, was asked to answer these important questions. What signs might lead a child’s pediatrician to suspect cancer? Cancer is very diverse, and diagnosis is further complicated because many signs and symptoms—like fever, bruising and headaches—are normal in healthy children. Pediatricians are extremely skilled at distinguishing [...]
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer this week announced the recipients of its Acceleration Initiative grants, awarding $5 million to children’s cancer researchers studying areas critical to achieving breakthroughs in treatments and with the potential to reach patients in early clinical trials within three years. New treatments are important because 40,000 children undergo cancer treatment each year, [...]
(NPR.org) – September 12, 2013: Perhaps one of the most uncomfortable things a doctor has to tell patients is that their medical problems are iatrogenic. What that means is they were caused by a doctor in the course of the treatment. Sometimes these iatrogenic injuries are accidental. But sometimes, because of the limits of medical [...]
An aberrant gene has been found to cause the most common childhood cancer in the world, pre-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia or ALL. The gene, PAX5, has long been known to be involved in ALL. The new study indicates a mutation in the gene alone is sufficient to eventually cause the disease. ALL affects nearly [...]