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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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