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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

  • One of the first studies to analyze the effectiveness of screening survivors of childhood cancer for early signs of impending congestive heart failure (CHF) finds improved health outcomes but suggests that less frequent screening than currently recommended may yield similar clinical benefit.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Survivorship

  • 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

  • Researchers have found a way to defeat one of the most tantalizing yet elusive target proteins in cancer cells by turning the protein's own molecular machinations against it. In a study published online by the journal Cell, the scientists used a specially crafted compound to disrupt the protein's ability to rev up its own production and that of other proteins involved in tumor cell growth.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, TargetedTherapy, TranscriptionFactors

  • 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

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