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  • The Savage family moved to Boston from Ireland so that their daughter could be treated by Dana-Farber specialists for a rare form of brain cancer.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors

  • Dr. Joanne Wolfe, director of the Pediatric Advanced Care Team, or PACT, at Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, commented on the challenges of pediatric palliative care.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer

  • Erin Harkins, who is being treated at Dana-Farber for Ewing’s sarcoma, attended A Prom to Remember for teens fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

     

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  • Three young adult cancer survivors gathered at Dana-Farber for the monthly meeting of STEPS, a support group for brain tumor survivors.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors, CopingWithCancer

  • Dr. Sung-Yun Pai led a study that found children with the immune disorder known as “bubble boy disease” who received stem cell transplants within three-and-a-half months of birth had the highest rates of survival.

     

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  • September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Lisa Diller offers some helpful information for parents of children with cancer.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, PatientEducation

  • Dr. Sidney Farber – as featured in the PBS film “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” – was described as an unsung hero of cancer research for his efforts in discovering the use of chemotherapy as a form of treatment for pediatric cancer patients.

Tags: chemotherapy, Featured, ChildhoodCancer, JimmyFund

  • According to Dr. Stephen E. Sallan, the way we bring new pediatric drugs to market does not always serve the best interests of children with life-threatening illness for whom few options exist

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  • Dr. Keith Ligon comments on his study that found an unusual mutation in a type of brain tumor in children. The discovery may help to classify, diagnose and guide the treatment of the disease.

Tags: BasicResearch, ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors

  • Dr. Stephen Sallan received the Pediatric Oncology Award and Lecture as part of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Special Awards Program, which recognizes achievements in the field of pediatric oncology.

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