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  • 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

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Children's Hospital Boston and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as the top pediatric cancer hospital in its 2011-12 Best Children's Hospitals guide.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Researchers studying a rare, always fatal brain tumor in children have found several molecular alterations that drive the cancer, according to a new study from scientists at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and McGill University. The findings, published in Nature Genetics, identify potential new targets for drug treatments.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Genomics, TargetedTherapy, BrainTumors

  • A type of low-grade but sometimes lethal brain tumor in children has been found to contain an unusual mutation that may help to classify, diagnose and guide the treatment of the tumors.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors

  • Some babies diagnosed with and treated for a bone marrow failure disorder, called Diamond Blackfan Anemia, may actually be affected by a very rare anemia syndrome that has a different disease course and treatment, say scientists from Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer

  • Compared to adult patients, parents felt they had little time to understand the clinical trials process in the midst of coming to terms with their child's cancer diagnosis.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, PatientEducation

  • A normal enzyme called SYK pairs with FLT3, the most commonly mutated enzyme found in acute myelogenous leukemia, to promote progression of the cancer and its resistance to treatment with FLT3-blocking drugs, which may explain relatively poor results in clinical studies. In a mouse model, treatment with a combination of drugs to inhibit the two enzymes was more effective than treatment with either drug alone.

Tags: chemotherapy, BasicResearch, ChildhoodCancer, Leukemia

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