Items Tagged ‘General Neuroblastoma’

May 23rd, 2012

Targeted Agent Xalkori May Benefit Children with Anaplastic Lymphoma

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The targeted agent Xalkori® (crizotinib) appears to drastically reduce the size of tumors in children with refractory anaplastic large cell lymphoma, according to the results of a phase I study that will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in June. Xalkori is a targeted oral medication that blocks […]

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Tags: General Neuroblastoma, Neuroblastoma, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, T-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


March 26th, 2012

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention

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A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce the risk of several types of cancer, with particularly strong evidence […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General Bone Cancer, General Brain Cancer, General Head and Neck Cancer


July 15th, 2011

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer

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People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s important to update this information periodically with your healthcare provider. This was the conclusion of a study published in […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, General Bone Cancer


June 8th, 2011

Improved Survival with Busulphan-Melphalan Chemotherapy in Pediatric Neuroblastoma

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Treatment with high doses of the chemotherapy combination including busulphan and melphalan significantly improves survival and reduces cancer progression among pediatric patients with high-risk neuroblastoma. These results were presented at a plenary session at 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that develops in the nerve […]

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Tags: General Neuroblastoma, Neuroblastoma, News