Childhood Cancer

New strategy against childhood cancer

Neuroblastoma is a cancer in children that originates in the sympathetic nervous system and has a high mortality. Current treatment includes chemotherapy and radiotherapy with their potentially severe side effects; there ...

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Higher IQ in childhood is linked to a longer life

Higher intelligence (IQ) in childhood is associated with a lower lifetime risk of major causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, smoking related cancers, respiratory disease and dementia, finds a study published ...

Jun 28, 2017
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What makes cancer gene therapy so groundbreaking?

On July 12, a Food and Drug Administration panel unanimously recommended approval for the first-ever gene therapy treatment for cancer. The treatment, known as CTL019, is a T-cell therapy developed by the pharmaceutical company ...

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The uncertain future of genetic testing

AnneMarie Ciccarella, a fast-talking 57-year-old brunette with a more than a hint of a New York accent, thought she knew a lot about breast cancer. Her mother was diagnosed with the disease in 1987, and several other female ...

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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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