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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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