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News tagged ‘ChildhoodCancer’ clear

  • Physicians who inform parents of children with cancer about the likely course of the disease can provide hope, even when the child's prognosis is poor, according to a Dana-Farber Cancer Institute study presented at a press briefing at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer

  • People from across the United States and all over the world showed their support for the fight against cancer by giving to the 6th Annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon and raising more than $3.74 million for cancer research and care for adults and children at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Tags: BostonRedSox, ChildhoodCancer, JimmyFund

  • Expanded use of palliative care services is associated with enhanced communications between families and caregivers, improved symptoms management, and better quality of life for children dying from cancer, according to study by researchers at Dana-Farber and Children's Hospital Boston.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, EndOfLife

  • David Pellman, MD, a pediatric oncologist at Dana-Farber and Children's Hospital Boston, is one of 56 scientists just selected as an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a non-profit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation's largest philanthropies.

Tags: BasicResearch, ChildhoodCancer

  • New study shows medulloblastomas originate in cells that turn malignant when acted on by a cancer-causing oncogene.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors

  • Researchers say the findings underscore the importance of managing patients' pain, and of communicating with parents about the tools available for easing progressive pain.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, EndOfLife

  • The study highlights the need for comprehensive survivorship care and the need to educate primary care physicians in the long-term issues facing childhood cancer survivors.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer

  • With support from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dana-Farber, the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation launches an initiative to increase cancer awareness.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, JimmyFund, NewEnglandPatriots

  • Survey results reveal differences in providing effective treatment of children with cancer in resource-rich and resource-limited settings. Raising the survival rate of children with sarcoma in low-income countries will require steps to diagnose the disease sooner, train cancer pathologists, expand radiation

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Sarcoma, Disparities

  • A "watch and wait" strategy reduces the need for unnecessary chemo in young girls, which can lead to secondary cancers and other health issues later in life.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, OvarianCancer, PatientEducation

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