Monthly Archives: February 2014

Researcher Studies Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Research Aimed at Understanding Mechanistic Characterization of Tumor Initiating Cells Liver cancer is rare in children and adolescents. There are two main types of childhood liver cancer: hepatoblastoma, a very rare kind of liver cancer usually found in children under 4; and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer in adolescents, young […]

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 […]

Meet the Children: Easton Begoon

In the Spring of 2011, Easton Begoon’s mom, Tara, noticed that Easton was sleeping a lot, running fevers, and seemed congested with trouble breathing. At his 2 year-old-appointment she voiced concern about bruising, but was told that he was just an active 2 year old boy that might be a little clumsy. Fevers continued to […]

Antipsychotic Drug Fights Cancer

(Oncology Nurse Advisor) – In a prime example of finding new uses for older drugs, studies in zebrafish show that a 50-year-old antipsychotic medication called perphenazine can actively combat the cells of a difficult-to-treat form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The drug works by turning on a cancer-suppressing enzyme called PP2A and causes malignant tumor […]

Childhood Cancer Survivors a Growing Patient Population

But many general practitioners aren’t prepared to deal with them, survey finds HealthDay News- Improved treatment of childhood cancer has led to an unprecedented health care problem, with primary care physicians unprepared to care for the special medical needs of adult cancer survivors, researchers report. A survey of internists — primary care doctors for adults […]