Monthly Archives: March 2012

Are adult tumors REALLY different than kids?

March 18th, 2012|

Adult grade II diffuse astrocytomas are genetically distinct from and more aggressive than their paediatric counterparts. Read the full article.

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Genome Code Cracked for Medulloblastoma

March 18th, 2012|

By Vanessa Wasta, published by John Hopkins, The JHU Gazette, January 24 2011

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have deciphered the genetic code for medulloblastoma, the most […]

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ChIP/Seq Core

March 18th, 2012|

Much excitement in the low-grade astrocytoma field has been generated by the discovery of frequent mutations in a protein kinase known as BRAF. However these BRAF mutations can account […]

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Moms Unite to Fight Brain Tumors

March 18th, 2012|

Imagine that you just discovered your child has an inoperable brain
tumor. The only form of treatment? Maintenance through multiple
surgeries. What would you do?

Learn how three mothers in […]

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Never Giving Up

March 18th, 2012|

My name is Ayis. When I was young I had dreams of being a top athlete and going to the Olympics like my father had done before me all […]

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Translational Research Progress Impeded by Poor Quality Tissue Samples

March 18th, 2012|

Documented in the May 24th 2010 edition of Wired magazine, Steve Silberman summarizes the problem.

“Every year, billions of dollars worth of research into the genetic underpinnings of autism, schizophrenia, […]

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Kylie’s Saga

March 18th, 2012|

It began with Kylie complaining of a headache. The pain would last briefly and then she acted fine. Looking back I feel guilty for thinking she was just being […]

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Researcher Collaboration is a MUST

March 18th, 2012|

The Importance of Researcher Collaboration in the Study of PLGA
Dr. David Walker, Oncologist, University of Nottingham, England speaks about successful collaborations in PLGA research and the importance of continuing […]

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Dana Farber PLGA Research Program Progress – Bench to Bedside

March 18th, 2012|

The Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Fall/Winter “Paths to Progress” newsletter profiles the efforts of Dr. Chuck Stiles and Dr. Mark Kieran in their efforts to take cutting edge scientific […]

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Medical Summit to Focus on Pediatric Cancer

March 18th, 2012|

At long last the ‘veil of mystery’ around the lack of progress in pediatric cancer research is exposed, by US Reps., Michael McCaul and Joe Sestak. In the article […]

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