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DHA May Be New Treatment for Cancer
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an omega-3 fatty acid found in cold water fatty fish and fish oil supplements, may be the next treatment for cancer. A new study shows that DHA and its derivatives have the ability to kill neuroblastoma cancer cells.
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Team homes in on genetic causes of neuroblastoma
A missing stretch of DNA on a chromosome involved in nervous system development may help explain why some children are predisposed to deadly neuroblastoma. The study is the first to show that repeats or deletions of a genetic sequence, as opposed to "spelling mistakes" in the four-letter genetic code influence cancer risk.
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Discovery of tumor-repressing gene to aid cancer treatment in kids
Apolipoprotein J, a gene discovered 20 years ago, and found in human tissue and fluids, has been found to act as a tumor repressor of neuroblastoma, an extra-cranial solid tumour common in under-five-year-olds.
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Gene Identified for Deadly Childhood Cancer
Researchers have nailed the gene that appears to cause an inherited form of Neuroblastoma and may play a role in causing non-inherited, high-risk forms of the disease as well.
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Photo Series Chronicles the Fight Against Neuroblastoma
A photojournalism collaboration between a professional photographer and Max Mikulak's parents, the goal of the series is to raise awareness and ultimately drive action to make sure that Max and other children like him win their fight and live to see adulthood.
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Gene That Gives Rise To Neuroblastoma Located
As reported on May 8, 2008, an international team of researchers has, for the first time, identified a chromosome region that is the source of genetic events that give rise to neuroblastoma. "Although there is much work to be done, understanding this cancer's origin provides a starting point for developing novel treatments," said Dr. John Maris, pediatric oncologist.
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Doc Takes on Deadly Neuroblastoma
An article on the determined work of Dr. Giselle Sholler at the University of Vermont. Her clinical trials with the drug Nifurtimox are showing promise for Neuroblastoma patients with few other options.
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Mass screening may reduce mortality from neuroblastoma
Routine screening appears to reduce mortality from infantile neuroblastoma, according to findings of a historical, population-based cohort study in Japan involving more than 22 million infants.
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Nightmare of Mother Wrongly Accused
A Northern Ireland woman endures a 5-year fight for her children after being wrongly accused of abusing her infant. The real diagnosis: neuroblastoma.
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A Day in the Life of Liam
Parents Magazine features a photo series on a typical day for families in treatment for neuroblastoma.
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Lab Rat?
An article on one father's brave determination to save his son's life.
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Keep An Eye on the Eyes
"Raccoon Eye" and Neuroblastoma are mentioned in an article on childhood eye conditions.
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Moving Photo Series Wins Pulitzer
Renee Byer's photo series on 10-year-old Derek Madsen's battle with Neuroblastoma wins a Pulitzer Prize.
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