News tagged ‘ChildhoodCancer’ clear
- 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.
- Turning off a single gene leads to a roughly three-to-five-fold gain in the yield of laboratory methods for producing red blood cells from stem cells, according to new research published in Cell Stem Cell. The findings suggest a way to cost-effectively manufacture red blood cells from stem cells; the patients who could potentially benefit include those who cannot use blood currently available in blood banks.
Tags: BasicResearch, ChildhoodCancer, Genomics
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
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
- Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PhD, an internationally renowned pediatric hematologist/oncologist, has been named Chair of the Department of Pediatric Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the David G. Nathan Professor of Pediatrics at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. He will also serve as Associate Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Tags: Appointments, ChildhoodCancer
- 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