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News tagged ‘ChildhoodCancer’ clear

  • Tens of thousands of childhood cancer survivors are now in their 20s, 30s, and beyond, facing life-long risks of treatment-related health issues. Increasingly, primary care physicians will need to be knowledgeable about symptoms and complaints that might be related to cancer treatments their patients received decades ago.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Survivorship, Leukemia

  • When Charlie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 4, his mother sent regular email updates to her large family and circle of friends. Her reflections grew into a touching chronicle of four years in the life of a child with cancer.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, StemCellTransplant, PatientVideos, Leukemia

  • Researchers at Dana-Farber and Children's Hospital Boston have shown that changes in the structure of DNA are responsible for hard-to-treat MLL leukemia – and that it's possible to reverse this process.

Tags: BasicResearch, ChildhoodCancer

  • 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

  • Month-long drive comes at a critical time, as the season's bad weather and busy schedules lead to a drop in the number of blood and platelet donations.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, NewEnglandPatriots

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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