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St. Jude Doctors Warn Childhood Cancer Survivors Should Get HPV Vaccine

A warning from researchers at St. Jude. More childhood cancer survivors should be getting a vaccine that could prevent a second cancer later in life. Read more: http://www.localmemphis.com/news/local-news/st-jude-doctors-warn-childhood-cancer-survivors-should-get-hpv-vaccine/797536038

New treatment for deadly blood cancers expected to be approved soon

Cancer doctors in St. Louis are ready to use a new therapy using a patient’s own blood to fight their disease. The therapy, called CAR-T, for chimeric antigen receptor T-cell, involves removing immune cells from the blood, reprogramming them genetically to find and destroy cancer cells and then returning the immune cells to the patient. So far, the therapy has been tested on patients with hard-to-treat advanced blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma that kill more than 58,000 Americans a year. Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/new-treatment-for-deadly-blood-cancers-expected-to-be-approved/article_14a09d12-5eea-5c3f-94bd-2a216e1eb58f.html

Research study for ovarian germ cell tumour patients

Ovarian germ cell tumors (OGCT) are an extremely rare form of cancer that typically occurs in young women. The underlying biological cause of these tumors is unknown. The "Make an Impact" program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York City is researching these tumors to find out more about the best ways to treat them. The study has quickly become the largest ever genomics study of this disease which aims to determine the genetic basis of this disease and helps scientists develop new and more effective treatments. To do this, MSK researchers need samples from people with these tumors, in order to study them. This study is also open to Canadian participants. If a girl or y

Tumour blood supply stopped in its tracks by modified natural compound

Researchers have discovered how the modified natural compound dextran-catechin disrupts formation of blood vessels that fuel growth in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma. Read more: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-08-tumour-blood-tracks-natural-compound.html

Senate passes bill to improve cancer drugs for children

The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation requiring the pharmaceutical industry to expend more resources on treatment for childhood cancers. Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/08/03/senate-passes-bill-improve-cancer-drugs-children/537888001/

Can I Get Pregnant If I Had Cancer As A Child? Science Gives You Options

While chemotherapy and radiation treatments absolutely deal devastating blows to the reproductive system, new evidence suggests the fertility of childhood cancer survivors might be more resilient than previously thought, according to The New York Times. Read more: https://www.romper.com/p/can-i-get-pregnant-if-i-had-cancer-as-a-child-science-gives-you-options-72997

The Surprising Life Choice That Could Impact Your Child's Cancer Risk

Deciding when to have kids is a big life decision for a variety of reasons and in recent years, more and more parents are deciding to hold off on starting a family. And while this choice comes with a lot of benefits — such as extra financial security and career stability — it also may also come with some health risks for a baby-to-be. In fact, according to a new study, waiting to have kids after a certain age could actually increase a child’s risk of cancer in their childhood years. Read more: https://www.romper.com/p/the-surprising-life-choice-that-could-impact-your-childs-cancer-risk-73740

Proton therapy holds promise as best new treatment option for childhood cancers

Proton therapy is a different way to treat childhood cancer. Unlike standard X-ray radiation, proton therapy utilizes sub-atomic particles, protons, to target tumors with laser-like precision. Read more: http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/health/2017/07/31/proton-therapy-holds-promise-best-new-treatment-option-childhood-cancers/501175001/

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