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    1. Does Health Insurance Status Affect Childhood Cancer Survival?

      Does Health Insurance Status Affect Childhood Cancer Survival?

      Privately insured children and those with Medicaid at the time of a cancer diagnosis experience largely similar survival trends, with slight evidence for an increased risk of cancer death in children who were uninsured at diagnosis, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    2. Cell surface protein may offer big target in treating high-risk childhood cancers

      Cell surface protein may offer big target in treating high-risk childhood cancers

      ( Children's Hospital of Philadelphia ) Oncology researchers studying high-risk children's cancers have identified a protein that offers a likely target for immunotherapy -- harnessing the immune system in medical treatments. In cell cultures and animal models, a potent drug attached to an antibody selectively zeroes in on cancer cells without harming healthy cells.

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    3. Out-of-pocket health costs can cause financial problems for survivors of childhood cancer

      Out-of-pocket health costs can cause financial problems for survivors of childhood cancer

      Adult survivors of childhood cancer face an increased likelihood of financial difficulties related to out-of-pocket costs for their health care, compared with adults not affected by childhood cancer. In their report published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center also report that survivors of childhood cancer who pay higher out-of-pocket costs were more than eight times more likely to have trouble paying their medical bills than were either survivors not facing higher out-of-pocket costs or adults without a history of childhood cancer.

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    4. RACE for Children Act Becomes Law!

      RACE for Children Act Becomes Law!

      WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the RACE for Children Act became law, ensuring that novel and exciting new cancer drugs will now be developed not only for adults, but also for children with cancer. Nancy Goodman, CEO of Kids v Cancer stated, "One of the greatest...

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    5. Kids First Data Resource Center set to ‘unlock potential’ of genomic data in pediatric cancer

      The NIH established the Kids First Data Resource Center, a pediatric cancer and rare disease data program that will enable clinicians and researchers to collaborate and access multiple genomic datasets.The resource center — the first of its kind in the pediatric research community — is designed to create a centralized, cloud-based database and discovery portal of clinical and genetic sequence data from various pediatric cancers and structural birth defects cohorts, such as congenital heart defects, hearing loss and cleft palate. The program also will develop analytical tools to provide access to this large-scale data for use in the discovery of novel ...

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      Mentions: Hearing Loss
    6. CHLA Researcher Awarded $1.9 Million by NIH to Study Novel Approach to Battling Neuroblastoma

      CHLA Researcher Awarded $1.9 Million by NIH to Study Novel Approach to Battling Neuroblastoma

      Muller Fabbri, MD, PhD, of the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded $1.9 million by the National Cancer Institute of the NIH to further his research on neuroblastoma.

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    7. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to Lead New Pediatric Data Resource Center for Research in Childhood Cancer and Structural Birth Defects

      Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to Lead New Pediatric Data Resource Center for Research in Childhood Cancer and Structural Birth Defects

      PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will lead a new, collaborative effort funded by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund to discover the causes of pediatric cancer...

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    8. New Tumor Database Deployed to Battle Childhood Cancer at UC Santa Cruz

      New Tumor Database Deployed to Battle Childhood Cancer at UC Santa Cruz

      The Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative researchers at UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute and the St. Baldrick's Foundation are making a 11,000+ tumor database available for use by all researchers in the pediatric cancer community and beyond in our continued battle to take childhood back from cancer. The database contains RNA-Seq gene expression data, as well as age, disease, and sex.

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      Mentions: Genetics
    9. Seattle Children's Opens CD22 CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy Trial for Children and Young Adults Whose Leukemia Escapes CD19 CAR T-Cell Therapy

      Seattle Children's Opens CD22 CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy Trial for Children and Young Adults Whose Leukemia Escapes CD19 CAR T-Cell Therapy

      After seeing promising results in phase 1 of the Pediatric Leukemia Adoptive Therapy (PLAT-02) trial with 93 percent of patients with relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) achieving complete initial remission, researchers at Seattle Children's are continuing their quest to improve the experimental therapy and reduce the rate of relapse, which is about 50 percent.

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    10. Seattle Children's opens CD22 CAR T-cell immunotherapy trial for children and young adults

      Seattle Children's opens CD22 CAR T-cell immunotherapy trial for children and young adults

      ( Seattle Children's ) After seeing promising results in phase 1 of the Pediatric Leukemia Adoptive Therapy (PLAT-02) trial with 93 percent of patients with relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) achieving complete initial remission, researchers at Seattle Children's are continuing their quest to improve the experimental therapy and reduce the rate of relapse, which is about 50 percent.

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    11. New research points to potential targeted treatments of neuroblastoma tumours

      New research points to potential targeted treatments of neuroblastoma tumours

      Genetic variations appear to pre-dispose children to developing certain severe forms of neuroblastoma, according to new research by the University of Chicago Medicine.

      The findings lay the groundwork for developing more targeted treatments for...

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      Mentions: MYCN
    12. Potential for more targeted treatments of neuroblastoma tumors

      Genetic variations appear to pre-dispose children to developing certain severe forms of neuroblastoma, according to new research. The findings lay the groundwork for developing more targeted treatments for particularly deadly variations of the cancer.

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      Mentions: MYCN
    13. New research points to potential for more targeted treatments of neuroblastoma tumors

      New research points to potential for more targeted treatments of neuroblastoma tumors

      ( University of Chicago Medical Center ) Genetic variations appear to pre-dispose children to developing certain severe forms of neuroblastoma, according to new research by the University of Chicago Medicine. The findings lay the groundwork for developing more targeted treatments for particularly deadly variations of the cancer.

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      Mentions: MYCN
    14. ICR scientists awarded £1.5m precision medicine funding for targeted, less toxic childhood cancer treatments

      ICR scientists awarded £1.5m precision medicine funding for targeted, less toxic childhood cancer treatments

      Scientists from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, have been awarded £1.5 million by the charity Children with Cancer UK to advance precision medicine in the UK and improve cancer treatment for children and young adults.

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      Mentions: Treatment
    15. St. Baldrick's Foundation Announces the Childhood Cancer STAR Act was Approved by the House and Now Moves to the Senate

      St. Baldrick's Foundation Announces the Childhood Cancer STAR Act was Approved by the House and Now Moves to the Senate

      "The St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, is excited to announce that the Childhood Cancer STAR (Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research) Act has passed the House of Representatives and is now moving on to the Senate. The Childhood Cancer STAR Act is an important bipartisan legislation designed to advance pediatric cancer research and child-focused cancer treatments, while also improving childhood cancer surveillance, and providing enhanced resources for survivors and those impacted by kids' cancers."

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      Mentions: Treatment
    16. Stand Up To Cancer Launches "Catalyst," a New Research Program Supported by Industry

      "Under the SU2C Catalyst program, companies like Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Genentech will donate funds to support collaborative research studies using products the companies will provide, such as new pharmaceutical compounds that they are developing or approved agents that can be investigated for other uses.  

      Through its scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), SU2C will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to the scientific community based on each company's commitment of funding and materials such as drugs and diagnostic tests. The RFP will lay out the compounds that will be available, the research emphasis, the estimated ...

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    17. 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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    18. CHOP to lead new pediatric data resource center for research in childhood cancer, birth defects

      CHOP to lead new pediatric data resource center for research in childhood cancer, birth defects

      ( Children's Hospital of Philadelphia ) The Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will lead a new, collaborative effort funded by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund to discover the causes of pediatric cancer and structural birth defects through the use of big data. The Center will be known as the 'Kids First Pediatric Data Resource Center' (DRC).

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