1. Articles in category: Other Cancers

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    1. Epigenetic analysis: Giving the right name to a tumor

      Epigenetic analysis: Giving the right name to a tumor

      ( Heidelberg University Hospital and Medical Faculty ) Scientists from the 'Hopp Children's Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg' (KiTZ) and the Neuropathology Department at Heidelberg University Hospital have substantially enhanced the classification of tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) / Physicians will now be able to categorize CNS tumors more precisely into specific risk groups and make therapy decisions on this basis / The method was developed in close collaboration with the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) / Publication in Nature.

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    2. Study identifies two new biomarkers for common form of childhood cancer

      Study identifies two new biomarkers for common form of childhood cancer

      Two new biomarkers for a type of cancer in children called neuroblastoma have been identified in a study published in the journal Cancer Cell. The findings are expected to have immediate significance for disease prognosis, and eventually also for treatment. "There is a need for new methods of ...

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    3. A molecular map of childhood cancers

      A molecular map of childhood cancers

      Researchers led by Professor Stefan Pfister from the “Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg” (KiTZ) have been able to draw an extremely detailed molecular map of childhood cancers. In close collaboration with the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) and the Society for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology (GPOH), they screened almost 1,000 tumor samples from […]

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      Mentions: GPOH Genetics
    4. Cancer evolution, mutations, and clonal selection in relapse neuroblastoma.

      Cancer evolution, mutations, and clonal selection in relapse neuroblastoma.

      Cell Tissue Res. 2018 Feb 24;:

      Authors: Schulte M, Köster J, Rahmann S, Schramm A

      Abstract The notion of cancer as a complex evolutionary system has been validated by in-depth molecular analyses of tumor progression over the last years.

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      Mentions: Treatment Relapse
    5. Updated Data Confirms a Durable 75 Percent Overall Response Rate, by Blinded Independent Review, of Larotrectinib in Adults and Children with Tumors Harboring TRK Fusions

      Updated Data Confirms a Durable 75 Percent Overall Response Rate, by Blinded Independent Review, of Larotrectinib in Adults and Children with Tumors Harboring TRK Fusions

      Larotrectinib, a highly selective TRK kinase inhibitor, shows rapid, potent, and durable efficacy in both adult and pediatric patients with solid tumors that harbor TRK fusions, regardless of tumor type or patient age, according to results from three clinical trials published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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    6. Risk and surrogate benefit for pediatric Phase I trials in oncology: A systematic review with meta-analysis.

      Risk and surrogate benefit for pediatric Phase I trials in oncology: A systematic review with meta-analysis.

      PLoS Med. 2018 Feb;15(2):e1002505

      Authors: Waligora M, Bala MM, Koperny M, Wasylewski MT, Strzebonska K, Jaeschke RR, Wozniak A, Piasecki J, Sliwka A, Mitus JW, Polak M, Nowis D, Fergusson D, Kimmelman J

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    7. Estrogen causes neuroblastoma cells to mature into neurons

      The female sex hormone estrogen can perform an important role in neuroblastoma, a form of cancer mainly affecting young children. In laboratory experiments, researchers demonstrate that estrogen treatment and overexpression of the estrogen receptor cause malignant neuroblastoma cells to mature into neuron-like cells. The studygives hope of new treatment possibilities.

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      Mentions: Treatment
    8. The influence of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) ligands on cancer cell tumorigenicity.

      The influence of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) ligands on cancer cell tumorigenicity.

      Gene. 2018 Jan 21;:

      Authors: Yousefnia S, Momenzadeh S, Forootan FS, Ghaedi K, Esfahani MHN

      Abstract Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) belongs to the nuclear receptor superfamily of PPARs (PPARα, PPARβ/δ, PPARγ).

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    9. Fertility preservation options in pediatric and adolescent patients with cancer.

      Fertility preservation options in pediatric and adolescent patients with cancer.

      Cancer. 2018 Jan 25;:

      Authors: Burns KC, Hoefgen H, Strine A, Dasgupta R

      Abstract The incidence of childhood cancer has steadily increased since the 1950s, with approximately 16,000 children diagnosed each year. However, with the advent of more effective multimodal therapies, childhood cancer survival rates have continued to improve over the past 40 years, with >80% of patients now surviving into adulthood.

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    10. 'Hijacker' drives cancer in some patients with high-risk neuroblastoma

      Researchers have identified mechanisms that drive about 10 percent of high-risk neuroblastoma cases and have used a new approach to show how the cancer genome “hijacks” DNA that regulates other genes. The resulting insights may help scientists develop more effective therapies, including ...

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    11. Microbiome predicts blood infections in pediatric cancer patients

      Microbiome predicts blood infections in pediatric cancer patients

      Cancer patients receive essential medicines, fluids, blood and nutrients through long, flexible tubes called central venous catheters, or central lines. But every year in the United States, these central lines are associated with an estimated 400,000 blood infections, many of which are fatal, and which cost the healthcare system upwards of $18 billion dollars annually. But what if some or even many of these infections aren't, in fact, introduced by central lines?

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    12. Delay in reforming European rules could deny thousands of children access to latest cancer drugs

      Thousands of children with cancer across Europe could miss out on the latest targeted treatments because of delays reforming outdated regulations, leading cancer research institutions, charities and expert bodies are warning.

      The European Commission has...

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    13. Late effects of treatment in survivors of childhood cancers: A single-centre experience.

      Late effects of treatment in survivors of childhood cancers: A single-centre experience.

      Indian J Med Res. 2017 Aug;146(2):216-223

      Authors: Seth R, Singh A, Seth S, Sapra S

      Abstract BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: With improved survival of childhood cancer patients, the number of long-term cancer survivors is increasing. Some studies have assessed the long-term morbidity after childhood cancer treatment in the developing countries.

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    14. Delay in reforming European rules could deny thousands of children access to latest cancer drugs

      Delay in reforming European rules could deny thousands of children access to latest cancer drugs

      Thousands of children with cancer across Europe could miss out on the latest targeted treatments because of delays reforming outdated regulations, leading cancer research institutions, charities and expert bodies are warning.

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    15. The State of Cellular Adoptive Immunotherapy for Neuroblastoma and Other Pediatric Solid Tumors.

      The State of Cellular Adoptive Immunotherapy for Neuroblastoma and Other Pediatric Solid Tumors.

      Front Immunol. 2017;8:1640

      Authors: Le TP, Thai TH

      Abstract Research on adult cancer immunotherapy is proceeding at a rapid pace resulting in an impressive success rate exemplified by a few high profile cases. However, this momentum is not readily extended to pediatric immunotherapy, and it is not for lack of trying.

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      Mentions: Immunotherapy
    16. Low-Dose Treatment with Interleukin-2 Across Multiple Studies Shows Benefits in Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease

      Low-Dose Treatment with Interleukin-2 Across Multiple Studies Shows Benefits in Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease

      Daily low doses of the immune signaling protein interleukin-2 (IL-2) can safely benefit patients who develop chronic graft-versus-host disease following stem cell transplants, including particular benefit in pediatric patients in one small study, report scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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      Mentions: Treatment GvHD
    17. Researchers identify an indirect way of countering a key genetic lesion in neuroblastoma

      Researchers identify an indirect way of countering a key genetic lesion in neuroblastoma

      Pediatric cancers tend to have relatively "quiet" genomes compared to tumors in adults. They harbor fewer discrete genetic mutations, especially in genes for readily "druggable" targets (such as protein kinases). Instead, these tumors tend to feature other kinds of genetic alterations, such as duplications or translocations.

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      Mentions: MYCN
    18. St. Baldrick's Foundation Appoints Neuroblastoma Expert, Dr. Susan Cohn, to its Board of Directors

      St. Baldrick's Foundation Appoints Neuroblastoma Expert, Dr. Susan Cohn, to its Board of Directors

      LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, is proud to announce Dr. Susan Cohn, M.D., dean for Clinical Research at the University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences, professor of pediatrics and section chief Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics, as the newest member of its board of directors.

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