Survivors of Childhood Cancer at Risk for Developing Hormone Deficiencies as Adults

(Medical Xpress) – Decades after undergoing cranial irradiation for childhood cancer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators found that adult survivors of pediatric cancer remain at risk for pituitary hormone deficiencies that may diminish their health and quality of life. The findings appear in the February 10 edition of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The …

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Top 10 Medical Research Issues and Trends to Watch in 2015

Our friends at FasterCures prepared this list of the top 10 medical research issues and trends to watch in 2015, first appearing in The Huffington Post. Each one of these issues impacts children with cancer. (Huffington Post) – At FasterCures, we are always thinking about ways to innovate the medical research system so that better …

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T-Cell Therapy

T-Cell Therapy Puts Leukemia Patients in Extended Remission

(New York Times) – An experimental therapy has brought prolonged remissions to a high proportion of patients who were facing death from advanced leukemia after standard treatments had failed, researchers are reporting. The therapy involves genetically programming cells from the patient’s own immune system to fight the disease. The research included 30 patients: five adults …

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