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Drug combination makes cancer disappear in mice with neuroblastoma

Researchers investigating new treatments for neuroblastoma - one of the most common childhood cancers - have found that a combination of two drugs made tumours disappear in mice, making it more effective than any other drugs tested in these animals. Read more: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/eeco-dcm111318.php

Tiny molecule has big effect in childhood brain tumor studies

A very small molecule under study is able to kill a childhood brain cancer, and the lead researcher said it may be possible to reduce by 90 percent the amount of chemotherapy and radiation required to kill such tumors. Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181107133805.htm

Study: Proton therapy better than radiation for children's brain tumors

Children with brain tumors had better neurocognitive outcomes with proton therapy treatment compared with X-ray radiation therapy, according to a study. Read more: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2018/11/06/Study-Proton-therapy-better-than-radiation-for-childrens-brain-tumors/5701541520421/

Breakthrough in childhood brain cancer

Scientists led by Newcastle University have been able to identify the group of children needing more intensive, aggressive chemotherapy treatment for the most common form of brain cancer. Read more: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-11-breakthrough-childhood-brain-cancer.html

UA targeting rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare pediatric cancer with few treatment options

Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a rare cancer of the skeletal muscle that primarily affects pediatric patients. After diagnosis, about 3 out of 4 patients are cured with standard treatment. Survival rates drop to 17 percent if the disease comes back (recurs) and to 30 percent if it spreads (metastasizes). Read more: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uoah-utr103118.php

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