Childhood Cancer

What makes some cancers more deadly?

A Flinders University researcher is searching for answers as to why some leukaemia sufferers live a normal lifespan while others succumb to the disease within months.

Apr 23, 2014
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Common sense health for young adult cancer survivors

Many factors influence the life expectancy of childhood cancer survivors: not getting enough exercise, being underweight, and being worried about their future health or their health insurance. These are the findings of research ...

Apr 10, 2014
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Scientists identify new Huntington disease pathway

(Medical Xpress)—An international group of researchers has identified a major new pathway thought to be involved in the development of Huntington disease. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of ...

Feb 19, 2014
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The Childhood Cancer Research Group' (CCRG) is part of the University Department of Paediatrics at the University of Oxford, England. The CCRG maintains the National Registry of Childhood Tumours (NRCT), which is said to be the largest childhood cancer registry in the world.

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