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    1. Childhood cancers in Europe: progress has been made, but much remains to be done, says major report

      Childhood cancers in Europe: progress has been made, but much remains to be done, says major report

      Each year in Europe, 6,000 young people die from cancer, and two-thirds of those who survive suffer from treatment-related side effects. Although there has been considerable progress in the treatment of childhood cancers over the past few decades, and cancer in childhood is rare, these are major problems that need to be overcome, says a report from SIOPE, the European Society for Paediatric Oncology, launched at the 2015 European Cancer Conference today.

      https://www.europeancancercongress.org/Global/News/ECC-2015-News/2015/09/PR-26-SEP-Childhood-cancers-in-Europe

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    2. Almost one-third of families of children with cancer have unmet basic needs during treatment

      Almost one-third of families whose children were being treated for cancer faced food, housing or energy insecurity and one-quarter lost more than 40 percent of household income, according to a new American study. The study follows emerging research in pediatric oncology finding that low-income status predicts poor adherence to oral chemotherapy and decreased overall survival.

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    3. Input-outcome disparities in biomedical research [Medical Sciences]

      "We consider several possibilities for the growing input-outcome disparity including the prior elimination of easier research questions, increasing specialization, overreliance on reductionism, a disproportionate emphasis on scientific outputs, and other negative pressures on the scientific enterprise. Monitoring the efficiency of research investments in producing positive societal outcomes may be a useful mechanism for weighing the efficacy of reforms to the scientific enterprise. Understanding the causes of the increasing input-outcome disparity in biomedical research may improve society’s confidence in science and provide support for growing future research investments."

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    4. AbbVie Inc May Use Priority Voucher To Gain Lymphoma Lead Over Roche Holding Ltd.

      AbbVie Inc May Use Priority Voucher To Gain Lymphoma Lead Over Roche Holding Ltd.

      "On Wednesday, AbbVie Inc. purchased a rare pediatric priority review voucher from United Therapeutics Corporation for $350 million. United had received the voucher in March after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its drug, Unituxin, for the treatment of neuroblastoma. The voucher program aims at boosting development of neglected disease drugs."

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    5. Taylor Swift sings Ronan for first time in concert to Ronan Thompson family

      "Taylor Swift brought an entire arena to tears on Monday night when she sang Ronan for the first time ever in concert. The 25-year-old gave the special performance because the boy's mother - and co-writer of the song - was in the audience.  Taylor wrote the song in 2012 after reading a blog about Ronan Thompson who died from neuroblastoma just three days before his fourth birthday."

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    6. Making sense of big cancer data

      Making sense of big cancer data

      "One area that could use a little clarity – and something that’s a really important topic in cancer research right now – is immunotherapy.  Recent trials show that drugs that target a patient’s immune system can have profound effects – but they don’t work in everyone. And that’s where Dr Pe’er sees big data truly making a difference.  “We need smart and adaptive drugs like our own immune system,” she said, “I believe the next big push should be big data to personalise immunotherapy.”

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    7. How we're fighting neuroblastoma

      A new storyline in Coronation Street will help to raise awareness about neuroblastoma – a devastating cancer which often affects very young children. Henry French writes on how this awareness could improve treatment for this disease and other childhood cancers. Neuroblastoma is a major focus for research led by our childhood cancer experts here at the ICR.

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    8. Cancer Research UK invests £15 million in new major centres

      Cancer Research UK invests £15 million in new major centres

      Cancer Research UK launches Major Centres in Oxford, Manchester and Cambridge today, with each receiving £5 million to boost their work in personalised cancer medicine and early detection research. The Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre*, the Cancer Research UK Manchester Centre**, and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre*** are the first to gain Major Centre status in the charity’s network of 15 research centres around the country****.

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    9. European data laws – where privacy meets progress in research

      European data laws – where privacy meets progress in research

      In the 1970s just one in four people with cancer survived for at least 10 years in the UK. Today half do. And research is behind this progress. Yet, right now, a new law being negotiated by European policy makers in Brussels threatens how researchers across Europe – including our own – do their job. The Data Protection Regulation looks at how people’s personal data is used across all sectors, from telecoms through to research.

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    10. Acrobats create 'Human DNA Helix' to launch charity campaign

      A team of acrobats formed a breathtaking ‘human DNA helix’ today to launch Cancer Research UK’s final year of fundraising to raise £100 million pounds for the Francis Crick Institute, a world-leading biomedical research centre that will open in London in 2016. The ten acrobats, including members of the ‘mens 4’ British and world champion sports acrobatics team, performed an awe-inspiring routine at King’s Cross station, next to where the Crick is being built.

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    11. Cancer strategy 'could save 5,000'

      Cancer strategy 'could save 5,000'

      About 5,000 lives could be saved each year in England if GPs follow new guidelines on cancer diagnosis, the health watchdog NICE says. Its experts say that a new approach is necessary to tackle England's lagging cancer survival rates. New guidelines suggest all GPs order certain tests directly, side-stepping referrals to specialists first, to speed up access to treatment. Charities say they support the changes but warn that more funds are needed.

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    12. Oncologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Appointed by President Obama to National Cancer Advisory Board

      Oncologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Appointed by President Obama to National Cancer Advisory Board

      Peter C. Adamson, M.D., a pediatric oncologist and leading scientist at The Children's Hospital of (CHOP), and a professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the , has been appointed by President Obama to the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB). Dr. Adamson is the only pediatric oncologist to currently serve on the NCAB, and will work to ensure the voices of the pediatric cancer community are heard by decision makers in the federal government.

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    13. News digest – immunotherapy combo, ovarian drug disappointment, artificial DNA… and sunshine wristbands?

      News digest – immunotherapy combo, ovarian drug disappointment, artificial DNA… and sunshine wristbands?

      There were loads of stories this week from ASCO 2015, the world’s biggest cancer conference, in the US. You can read our detailed thoughts on the conference in this blog post – or read on for our media round-up, and – further down – the rest of the week’s news: The estimated cost in US Dollars for a course of the new combined immunotherapy treatment for melanoma (that’s over £131,000). Of course, there was plenty of other news this week too: More on this topic

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    14. ASCO President Peter Yu, MD, on Big Data, Big Themes for Upcoming Annual Meeting

      In advance of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), ASCO President Peter Yu, MD, spoke with Medscape and provided a brief primer on big data, one of the major themes of this year's meeting program. He also outlined the future of CancerLinQ™, ASCO's signature big data project.

      He also highlighted a number of important meeting themes for ASCO attendees and made the case about why oncologists are exactly the specialists to lead medicine in the development of big data.

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    15. Groundbreaking treatment uses herpes to combat skin cancer

      Groundbreaking treatment uses herpes to combat skin cancer

      In a phase 3 trial, researchers found the treatment, called Talimogene Laherparepvec (T-VEC), slowed disease progression in patients with melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer. The trial was led by researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust - both in the UK - and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. In the US, rates of melanoma have been on the rise for the past 3 decades.

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