This week, we have details on a sad story of a toddler passing away from very rare mesenchymal chondrosarcoma, new research about the genetic risk factors of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and the beginning of a new trial for immunological disorders.
After Their Toddler Died of Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma, Parents Tell Others to Trust Their Instincts
This toddler died very unexpectedly of a rare and almost unknown cancer called mesenchymal chondrosarcoma, but the parents knew that something serious was wrong before the doctors found it. The cancer failed to respond to chemotherapy and surgical treatment.
A new, large scale study was able to uncover genetic risk factors for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) that were not understood by previous research.
Without patient volunteers, groundbreaking research and potential solutions can’t move forward.