Nationwide Children’s studying kids’ genetics for new cancer treatments

Nationwide Children’s studying kids’ genetics for new cancer treatments By JoAnne Viviano  | The Columbus Dispatch | Sept 13, 2017 | See Original Article Here Trying to describe genome sequencing, Richard Wilson referred to a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle. Imagine an image of a sailboat atop blue water and surrounded by blue sky, he said. Then imagine the pieces…
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Factors that increase your risk for a secondary cancer

Factors that increase your risk for a secondary cancer Several factors can make you more likely to develop a secondary cancer. Some are under your control. Others aren't. Most of these risk factors have already been discussed in this report, but we repeat them here because it's important for you to discuss your risks with…
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Expanding Access to New Tools to Study Childhood Cancers

Expanding Access to New Tools to Study Childhood Cancers Howard Hughes Medical Institute News | August 30, 2017 | See Original Article Here Summary HHMI Investigator Michael Dyer and colleagues are widely sharing data and samples from nearly 100 new tumor models representing 12 pediatric cancers. Retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer, usually develops…
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Chicago hospitals gearing up to offer breakthrough treatment for pediatric cancer

Chicago hospitals gearing up to offer breakthrough treatment for pediatric cancer By Lisa Schencker - Contact Reporter | Chicago Tribune | Aug 30, 2017 | See Original Article Here Park Ridge resident Suzie Tinagli listens as Dr. John Cunningham, chairman of the pediatrics department at University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital, talks with her…
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Paying the price of surviving childhood cancer

Paying the price of surviving childhood cancer Survivors likelier to incur out-of-pocket health costs, adopt measures potentially detrimental to their health A study by the MGH Cancer Center has found that out-of-pocket health care costs can lead to financial problems for suvivors of childhood cancer.  Credit: smartstock By Sue McGreevey, MGH Public Affairs | Harvard…
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Aurora teen fighting cancer wants new license plate to fund research for childhood cancer

Aurora teen fighting cancer wants new license plate to fund research for childhood cancer BY DAVE YOUNG, | | UPDATED AT 04:14PM, AUGUST 20, 2017 | See Original Article Here   AURORA, Colo. -- Gabriel Santistevan wants to put a daily reminder about childhood cancer right in front of thousands of Colorado motorists. While he's going through his…
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Young survivors explain what it’s like getting back to ‘normal’ after cancer

Young survivors explain what it's like getting back to 'normal' after cancer By Ursula Sansom-Daly | ABC Health & Wellbeing (Australia) | Aug 19, 2017 | See Original Article Here For Serena and other young survivors, the road to recovery can be full of unexpected hurdles.  (ABC RN: Tiger Webb) Serena Weatherall was 23 and…
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Senate passes bill to improve cancer drugs for children

Senate passes bill to improve cancer drugs for children Ledyard King | USATODAY | Aug. 3, 2017 | See Original Article Here |  Photo: NONE, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania WASHINGTON — Until now, drug companies have been free to decide whether to pursue treatments for pediatric cancers as part of their work on adult cancers. They won’t have much choice…
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Cancer treatments another possible casualty of Obamacare repeal: Expert

Cancer treatments another possible casualty of Obamacare repeal: Expert Branding of cancer patients as having pre-existing conditions would have "devastating" effect on ability to get insurance in a post-Obamacare , says researcher. Despite Republican-controlled 's intent to slash spending, Glimcher calls for an increase in federal cancer-research spending. Beth Corsentino | CNBC | See Original…
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