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News tagged ‘ChildhoodCancer’ clear

  • Adolescents and young adults account for more than 77,000 new cancers every year. Dana-Farber has a program specifically designed to address the needs of cancer patients ages 19-39. Karen Fasciano, PsyD, says it is important to be aware of issues, such as fertility and emotional needs, that are unique to young adult patients.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer

  • Children diagnosed with cancer remain at risk from a variety of serious, long-term complications. Dr. Lisa Diller from Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center says that new treatments can mitigate these risks for the next generation of pediatric cancer survivors.

Tags: BreastCancer, ChildhoodCancer, Survivorship

  • The Durkin family of York, ME, had three children treated for myelodysplastic syndrome at Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center. Dr. Michelle Lee, the siblings' oncologist, said they have taught the medical profession a lot about MDS in families, and MDS in general.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer

  • Jimmy Fund Clinic patient Avalanna Routh, 6, of Merrimac, Mass., passed away on Sept. 26. Avalanna, who was known internationally for her love of Justin Bieber, generously shared her story locally and nationally, raising awareness worldwide about atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors (AT/RT) and the need for greater research of this rare cancer.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, JimmyFund, BrainTumors

  • Researchers at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center, including Dr. Amy Billett, were part of a study in the New England Journal of Medicine that reports that the scarcity of mechlorethamine has been linked to a higher rate of relapse among children and young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma.

Tags: chemotherapy, ChildhoodCancer, Lymphoma

  • Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center has won a five-year, $1.75 million research grant from the pediatric cancer foundation Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. DF/CHCC was chosen as one of three "Centers of Excellence" nationwide.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Grants, Honors

  • The annual Caring Crowns Pageant raises funds to support families of Dana-Farber patients battling cancer. This year's event will raise funds for the family of a six-year-old Norwell girl battling an inoperable brain tumor.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer

  • The Hope for Calle foundation supports research for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, at Dana-Farber. The clinical trial is led by Dr. Mark Kieran. Dr. Kieran said DIPG is rare and affects about 200 children a year.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors

  • Caroline Cronk is five years old and suffers from a rare and inoperable brain tumor known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Dr. Mark Kieran is leading a clinical trial to trace signals driving the tumor and provide targeted treatment. (Full article requires a subscription)

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors

  • The families of former Dana-Farber patients Charlotte O'Shea and Avalanna Routh started the "Cure AT/RT Now" fund to support research for this rare form of brain cancer.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors

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