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  • The Hope for Calle foundation supports research for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, at Dana-Farber. The clinical trial is led by Dr. Mark Kieran. Dr. Kieran said DIPG is rare and affects about 200 children a year.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors

  • Adolescents and young adults account for more than 77,000 new cancers every year. Dana-Farber has a program specifically designed to address the needs of cancer patients ages 19-39. Karen Fasciano, PsyD, says it is important to be aware of issues, such as fertility and emotional needs, that are unique to young adult patients.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer

  • Dr. Lisa Diller comments on her study showing that women who had cancer in childhood have good odds of eventually conceiving, even if they'd tried unsuccessfully for a year to get pregnant.

Tags: BasicResearch, ChildhoodCancer

  • Jimmy Fund Clinic patient Avalanna Routh, 6, of Merrimac, Mass., passed away on Sept. 26. Avalanna, who was known internationally for her love of Justin Bieber, generously shared her story locally and nationally, raising awareness worldwide about atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors (AT/RT) and the need for greater research of this rare cancer.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, JimmyFund, BrainTumors

  • A patient being treated at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is the first to undergo a procedure designed to slow the progression of a genetic brain disorder.

Tags: BasicResearch, ChildhoodCancer

  • U.S. News and World Report‘s annual children’s hospital rankings were released and Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center placed second in the Cancer category.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Partnerships

  • Researchers at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center, including Dr. Amy Billett, were part of a study in the New England Journal of Medicine that reports that the scarcity of mechlorethamine has been linked to a higher rate of relapse among children and young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma.

Tags: chemotherapy, ChildhoodCancer, Lymphoma

  • Children diagnosed with cancer remain at risk from a variety of serious, long-term complications. Dr. Lisa Diller from Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center says that new treatments can mitigate these risks for the next generation of pediatric cancer survivors.

Tags: BreastCancer, ChildhoodCancer, Survivorship

  • Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center has won a five-year, $1.75 million research grant from the pediatric cancer foundation Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. DF/CHCC was chosen as one of three "Centers of Excellence" nationwide.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Grants, Honors

  • A study by Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo shows when retinoblastomas, or tumors in the retina, are diagnosed in racial and ethnic minority children without private health insurance, the disease often takes a more invasive, potentially life-threatening course.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Disparities, PopulationScience

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