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  • Almost 90 percent of children treated for low-grade gliomas are alive 20 years later and few die from the tumor as adults. However, children whose treatment included radiation had significantly lower long-term survival rates.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Radiation, BrainTumors

  • Almost two-thirds of children who receive stem cell transplants are readmitted to the hospital within six months, according to researchers at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center in Boston.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, StemCellTransplant

  • Stuart H. Orkin, MD, chairman of the department of pediatric oncology at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center, will receive the Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal at the National Academy of Sciences’ 150th Annual meeting in April.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Honors

  • 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

  • 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

  • New research shows that although women who survived childhood cancer face an increased risk of infertility, nearly two-thirds of those who tried unsuccessfully to become pregnant for at least a year eventually conceived.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Survivorship

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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