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Targeting stem cells: The path to curing poor-prognosis leukaemia

Researchers at Children's Cancer Institute have discovered what could prove a new and improved way to treat the poor-prognosis blood cancer, acute myeloid leukaemia or AML. Read more: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/ccia-tsc061820.php

Identifying survivors at high risk of secondary cancers

Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are studying the combined effect of cancer treatments and inherited mutations in DNA-repair genes. Their results may help predict which survivors are at increased risk of another cancer. Read more: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-06-survivors-high-secondary-cancers.html

Cancer’s toll on the heart decades down the road

New research explores how to lower the risk of heart disease in childhood cancer survivors. Read more: https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2020/05/childhood-cancer-survivors-heart-health.html

Children with Down syndrome, ALL at higher risk for poor outcomes

Children with Down syndrome and acute lymphoblastic leukemia continue to experience poorer outcomes than children with ALL who do not have Down syndrome, according to study results presented during the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program. Read more: https://www.healio.com/news/hematology-oncology/20200531/children-with-down-syndrome-all-at-higher-risk-for-poor-outcomes

Childhood Cancer Survivors See Uptick in Colorectal Polyps

Childhood cancer survivors are developing colorectal polyps unrelated to a familial syndrome, the usual association, according to new findings from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Read more: https://www.curetoday.com/publications/heal/2020/spring-2020/childhood-cancer-survivors-see-uptick-in-colorectal-polyps

Assessing cancer diagnosis in children with birth defects

Scientific studies suggest that children with birth defects are at increased risk of cancer. However, it has not been assessed whether the type of cancer, the age at which they are diagnosed or the extent of cancer spread at the time of diagnosis, is different for children with birth defects compared to children without birth defects. Read more: https://www.bcm.edu/news/assessing-cancer-diagnosis-in-children-with-birth-defects

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