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Changes to the Chemotherapies Used in the COG Stem Cell Transplant Regimen

April 28th, 2013   |   By: Antonia Palmer   |   Article tags: ,   |   0 comments

The chemotherapeutic drugs used during stem-cell transplant for high-risk neuroblastoma appear to be changing under the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) protocol.

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MYCN Amplification, Possible Therapies, and BET Bromodomain Inhibition

April 11th, 2013   |   By: Antonia Palmer   |   Article tags: ,   |   0 comments

A new post on the NB Globe website provides a detailed look at MYCN amplification in neuroblastoma and the emergence of a new therapy called BET bromodomain inhibition.

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Stand Up to Cancer and St. Baldrick’s Announce the New Pediatric Cancer Dream Team

April 8th, 2013   |   By: Antonia Palmer   |   Article tags: , , , ,   |   0 comments

Stand Up to Cancer and St. Baldrick’s have come together to fund the development of a new pediatric cancer dream team.

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Josh Cassidy Wins Boston Marathon and Sets World Record Time

April 16th, 2012   |   By: Antonia Palmer   |   Article tags:   |   0 comments

Josh Cassidy, neuroblastoma warrior and survivor, wins the Boston Marathon in the Men’s Wheelchair Race and beats the world record by a full 2 seconds.  He crossed the finish line with a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes and 25 …

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Parental and Medical Professional Opinions on Paediatric Palliative Care for Cancer

October 18th, 2011   |   By: Antonia Palmer   |   Article tags: , ,   |   0 comments

A recent article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal examines the difference in opinion between parents and medical professionals when a child fighting cancer does not have a reasonable chance at survival.

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Funding for Neuroblastoma Research Announced by the Canadian Cancer Society

April 28th, 2011   |   By: Antonia Palmer   |   Article tags: , ,   |   0 comments

The Canadian Cancer Society announced funding for research work being done by Dr. Meredith Irwin at SickKids Hospital in Toronto.

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From the Family’s Perspective – the Cost of Cancer

January 19th, 2011   |   By: Antonia Palmer   |   Article tags: , ,   |   0 comments

The medical journal “Pediatric Blood and Cancer”, recently published an article on the cost of childhood cancer. Through the lens of a literature review, the paper examined three categories of costs — direct, indirect, and psychosocial costs.

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New Research from SickKids Published on Telomere Inhibition

January 13th, 2011   |   By: Antonia Palmer   |   Article tags: , , , , ,   |   0 comments

Today, researchers from SickKids Hospital announced their results from recent laboratory research examining the effect of a drug called Imetelstat on telomerase inhibition.

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Happy New Year

January 5th, 2011   |   By: Antonia Palmer   |   0 comments

Welcome, 2011.  Could this be the year?  The year that we find a cure for neuroblastoma?  We can certainly hope. Neuroblastoma Canada is looking forward to 2011.  We have a lot planned and will be working to deliver a great …

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Family Mentoring Program

November 13th, 2010   |   By: Antonia Palmer   |   Article tags: ,   |   0 comments

In 2011, Neuroblastoma Canada will formally launch a mentoring program available to Canadian neuroblastoma families and their extended networks. We are now gathering names of people who would like to volunteer their time to be a mentor to a newly diagnosed family. And, if you are looking for mentoring support, please let us know.

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Hereditary Neuroblastoma

November 10th, 2010   |   By: Antonia Palmer   |   Article tags: ,   |   0 comments

Hereditary neuroblastoma occurs in less than 5% (typically 1-2%) of diagnosed cases and represents a susceptibility to develop neuroblastoma cancer.

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White Coat, Black Art

November 8th, 2010   |   By: Antonia Palmer   |   Article tags: ,   |   0 comments

CBC Radio One is doing a week long look at the design of medical equipment and the good and bad that they can cause.

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Garron Family Donates $30 Million to SickKids

October 26th, 2010   |   By: Antonia Palmer   |   Article tags:   |   0 comments

A $30 million dollar donation was made today to SickKids by the Garron Family. This incredible act of philanthropy will “support four new research chairs and two clinical scientists, and help in the building of new facilities. But it will also fund clinical trials and develop new treatments for some of the most difficult childhood cancers such as neuroblastoma.”

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