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Integrated analysis finds vulnerabilities to target in a high-risk pediatric tumor

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have completed the most comprehensive analysis yet of a common pediatric solid tumor, identifying weaknesses to target and a promising precision medicine that is now in clinical trials. The findings appear today in the journal Cancer Cell. Read more: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-08-analysis-vulnerabilities-high-risk-pediatric-tumor.html

Promising drug trial for rare cancer in young children comes to Montreal

An Ontario family whose son has a rare childhood cancer will be travelling to Montreal, joining a handful of Canadian patients who are eligible for a promising but experimental therapy that until now was only available in the United States. Read more: https://montrealgazette.com/news/promising-drug-trial-for-rare-cancer-in-young-children-comes-to-montreal

Intensified therapy improves outcomes for childhood B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia subgroup

Intensifying therapy significantly improved OS and reduced the risk for relapse among children with childhood B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and IKZF1 deletion, study data showed. Read more: https://www.healio.com/hematology-oncology/leukemia/news/in-the-journals/%7Babbd787a-b112-4c98-a812-d3070ad3af83%7D/intensified-therapy-improves-outcomes-for-childhood-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-subgroup

Childhood cancer now, mental health problems later?

Children with neuroblastoma, a paediatric cancer of nerve cells, are vulnerable to mental health and behavioural problems, a new study finds. Read more: https://www.health24.com/Medical/Cancer/Cancer-in-children/childhood-cancer-now-mental-health-problems-later-20180814

Kidney cancer's developmental source revealed

In the first experiment of its kind, scientists have revealed the precise identity of cancer cells of the most common childhood and adult kidney cancers. Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180809141147.htm

Interventions crucial to offset negative impact of psychological symptoms on childhood cancer surviv

Interventions are needed to address the interrupted psychosocial and psychological developments associated with cancer treatment and late effects among survivors of childhood cancer, according to a research paper published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Read more: https://www.healio.com/hematology-oncology/pediatric-oncology/news/in-the-journals/%7B54647f41-cb61-4fd9-ab71-111592c3dec3%7D/interventions-crucial-to-offset-negative-impact-of-psychological-symptoms-on-childhood-cancer-survivors

Beat Childhood Cancer Consortium expands into Canada

Children in Canada who are battling neuroblastoma, a form of cancer, have been granted new hope toward a better prognosis and long-term survival. Read more: https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/sh-bcc080618.php

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