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  • "Twinning" U.S.-based and Rwandan physicians in a team approach has shown to improve lymphoma outcomes in children in a country lacking any specialists in children's cancers.

Tags: BasicResearch, ChildhoodCancer, Lymphoma

  • Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center is one of the first three institutions to be named as a Center of Excellence by Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Grants, Honors

  • Almost one-third of families whose children were being treated for cancer faced food, housing or energy insecurity and one-quarter lost more than 40 percent of household income, according to a new study from Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center published in Pediatric Blood & Cancer.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, CopingWithCancer

  • The American Association for Cancer Research named Alan D. D'Andrea, MD, the recipient of the 52nd Annual AACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award for his work in understanding cancer survival and progression.

Tags: BasicResearch, ChildhoodCancer, Honors

  • 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

  • New study shows medulloblastomas originate in cells that turn malignant when acted on by a cancer-causing oncogene.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors

  • 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

  • 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

  • Common variations in four genes related to brain inflammation or cells' response to damage from oxidation may contribute to the problems with memory, learning and other cognitive functions seen in children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), according to research presented at the annual American Society of Hematology annual meeting in San Francisco.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Survivorship, Leukemia

  • David Pellman, MD, a pediatric oncologist at Dana-Farber and Children's Hospital Boston, is one of 56 scientists just selected as an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a non-profit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation's largest philanthropies.

Tags: BasicResearch, ChildhoodCancer

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