Oncology & Cancer

Why do children get cancer?

Let's start with the good news. Childhood cancer is rare, and success rates for recovery are high. According to the American Cancer Society, childhood cancers make up less than 1 percent of all cancers diagnosed each year. ...

Oncology & Cancer

US clears breakthrough gene therapy for childhood leukemia

Opening a new era in cancer care, U.S. health officials have approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia.

Oncology & Cancer

Zebrafish might hold key to fighting leukemia

The key to early detection of childhood leukemia might be found in thousands of tiny fish soon to be swimming around in a Wayne State University lab.

Oncology & Cancer

Herpes virus linked to most common type of childhood cancer

Newborns with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV)—a common virus in the herpes family—may have an increased risk of developing acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), according to new research published online today in Blood, ...

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