A Father is Asking for Worldwide Birthday Cards for His Seven-Year-Old Daughter Lyla Who Is Scheduled for her 10th Brain Operation

  An article in the Hartlepool Mail announced that Lyla O’Donovan, her parents, and her four brothers and sisters will be celebrating Lyla’s seventh birthday on November 28th, 2019 at…

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A New Approach to Halting Metastatic Cancer

A recent article in Northwestern's University Health reported that although the survival rate for cancer patients has vastly improved over the past twenty years, the deaths due to metastatic cancer…

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Biotech Companies Team Up to Launch MapKure, a New Joint Venture to Develop Small Molecule Anticancer Drug
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Biotech Companies Team Up to Launch MapKure, a New Joint Venture to Develop Small Molecule Anticancer Drug

According to a press release from BeiGene, the Company and SpringWorks Therapeutics have launched MapKure, LLC — a new, jointly-operated venture owned by both partners. MapKure was founded to develop…

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The FDA’s Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation Discusses Accelerated Approvals

  In the mid-1980s the FDA was criticized for being slow in approving new drugs. In fact, a commission was formed as a result of the mounting criticism. Janet Woodcock,…

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Korean Research Team Pioneers Method That Could Personalize Treatment for Glioblastoma
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Korean Research Team Pioneers Method That Could Personalize Treatment for Glioblastoma

According to a story from Korean Biomedical Review, a team of researchers from Seoul National University, headed by professor Paek Sun-ha, have developed an approach utilizing 3D cell printing technology…

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Birth of Healthy Baby Monkey Indicates Promise of New Technique To Preserve Fertility of Childhood Cancer Patients

As the field of medicine has continually advanced, more and more children (now approximately 80%) are surviving cancer diagnoses. It's amazing. It also means that researchers are able to focus…

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GAPVAC Project Tests An Individualized Form of  Immunotherapy to Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer

A recent article in the journal Nature reports that Phase 1 GAPVAC-101 First-In-Human trial is one of the first clinical trials with a goal of designing and manufacturing actively personalized vaccines…

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Radiation Therapy Saves Kids with Brain Cancer– But How Does it Affect Their Memory?
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Radiation Therapy Saves Kids with Brain Cancer– But How Does it Affect Their Memory?

Cancer treatment is a delicate process to say the least. Radiation and chemotherapy, though often effective, are not easy on patients. This is especially true for children. According to a…

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A Trove of Brain Cancer Data Just Became Available to Researchers

According to a story from healthnewsdigest.com, an important source of data related to brain cancer has just become widely available to global researchers. This dataset was supported by Georgetown University,…

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Treatment for Childhood and Spinal Cord Cancer Linked to Lower Levels of Independence for Survivors
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Treatment for Childhood and Spinal Cord Cancer Linked to Lower Levels of Independence for Survivors

  The survival rates for infants and children with brain and spinal cord cancer has improved significantly over the past decades. However, a study published online in early August of…

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Doctor’s Memoir ‘Cancerland’ Brings a Human Side to Cancer Study
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Doctor’s Memoir ‘Cancerland’ Brings a Human Side to Cancer Study

Dr. David Scadden is a hematologist, oncologist, and Harvard medical school professor. He is also the author of a memoir for a book recalling his early medical schooling and career.…

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