Category Archive: Cancer

Nov 27 2015

Five Fascinating Facets of Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome

Beckwith-Wiedemann SyndromeBeckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) is a condition that occurs when parts of the body grow too large, too fast.

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Nov 23 2015

Girls in Families With Breast Cancer Risk Well-Adjusted

breast cancerThe LEGACY Girls Study, a study taking place across five sites in North America, is the first to focus on preadolescent girls growing up in families with breast cancer risk.

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Sep 9 2015

Cancer Survivor Sees Big Picture of Childhood Cancer Research

cancer_survivor_studySome summers are unforgettable. While her days were not always sunny during the summer of 2005, it is a time that remains close to Raine Talley’s heart as a cancer survivor. Toward the end of second grade, it seemed like Talley could not get rid of a terrible cold, but the illness dragging her down turned out to be acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a cancer of the bone marrow and blood.

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Sep 2 2015

Precision Medicine Using Genomic Data Challenging in Pediatric Cancer

JAMAAdvances in genomic sequencing hold enormous opportunities for more precise diagnosis of pediatric cancer and then targeting therapies toward the genetic alterations that are driving individuals’ disease.

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Jun 24 2015

President Obama Appoints CHOP Oncologist to National Cancer Board

cancerPeter C. Adamson, MD, a pediatric oncologist and leading scientist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and a professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been appointed by President Obama to the National Cancer Advisory Board.

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Mar 30 2015

Watch CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES

CANCERThe history of our understanding and approach to cancer are at the center of CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, a film directed by Barak Goodman and executive produced by Ken Burns.

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Feb 6 2015

Project Increases Flu Vaccination in Pediatric Patients With Cancer

vaccinationWhile influenza vaccination is important for all children, it is critical that pediatric patients with cancer get a flu shot because their weakened immune systems leave them especially vulnerable to severe infections.

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Dec 19 2014

Benefits Persist in T Cell Therapy for Children with Relapsed Leukemia

leukemiaAn innovative cell therapy for this stubborn form of leukemia continues to show highly promising results in children treated in a pilot clinical trial.

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Oct 20 2014

T-Cell Therapy Leads to Remission in 90 Percent of Leukemia Patients

leukemiaA landmark new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that 90 percent of leukemia patients treated with a groundbreaking form of cellular therapy achieved complete responses.

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