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Promising drug for pediatric leukemia in developing stages

Scientists from Northwestern Medicine have found that if they could stabilize the MLL protein -- the one responsible for the spread of the disease -- they could work to slow down the progression of leukemia in affected patients. Read more: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/promising-drug-for-pediatric-leukemia-in-developing-stages-122718.html

Research reveals machinery of a deadly childhood brain cancer

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have mapped the effects of aberrant biological machinery that drives a deadly brain cancer called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Read more: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-12-reveals-machinery-deadly-childhood-brain.html

Childhood leukaemia medical breakthrough to help sufferers

A major breakthrough by researchers in Sydney has opened up the possibility for new and better treatments for ALL, the most common childhood cancer. Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/childhood-leukaemia-medical-breakthrough-to-help-sufferers/news-story/c0442b7bc2cdb9ad5b8a028d668fb562

'Chemo brain' caused by malfunction in three types of brain cells, study finds

More than half of cancer survivors suffer from cognitive impairment from chemotherapy that lingers for months or years after the cancer is gone. In a new study explaining the cellular mechanisms behind this condition, scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have demonstrated that a widely used chemotherapy drug, methotrexate, causes a complex set of problems in three major cell types within the brain's white matter. Read more: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-12-chemo-brain-malfunction-cells.html

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