childhood cancer

Pioneering surgery rebuilds tumour ravaged face


September 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) A pioneering technique helped surgeons rebuild a dysfunctional lower jaw and mouth, besides preserving a patient's ability to eat and speak after the removal of an ... Read more...

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70 percent of childhood cancers can be cured: Experts


June 21st, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Cure for cancers afflicting children have witnessed an improvement by around 70 percent, experts said at a seminar on childhood cancer here Thursday."The solid tumours ... Read more...

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Folic acid reduces some childhood cancers


May 21st, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Fortifying food with folic acid may cut down the incidence of the most common type of kidney cancer and a type of brain tumour in children, ... Read more...

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Puffing could expose your kid to leukaemia


February 10th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Smokers beware. Your heavy puffing around the time of conception greatly increases the chances of your child developing the most common form of childhood cancer, ... Read more...

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Mcphee to lead charity walk


November 10th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 10 (IANS) Singer Katharine Mcphee is set to walk across Brooklyn Bridge to raise funds for a children's charity.The 27-year-old "Unbroken" hitmaker will join hundreds of participants ... Read more...

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A fair for cancer-stricken Pakistani children


July 18th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) It was time for fun and games at a fair for children, especially those suffering from cancer in Karachi city.The family fun fair was organised by ... Read more...

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US spends billions to treat kids sickened by pollution


May 5th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 5 (IANS) The US is spending billions of dollars every year for the medical treatment of children who fall ill due to environmental pollution, says a new report.In ... Read more...

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Dikshit flags off women’s car rally for cancer cause


April 26th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday flagged off the 3rd Cankids Annual Women's Car rally which was organised to generate awareness about cancer in children.The ... Read more...

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Report says that lung cancer deaths amongst US women decrease


April 1st, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new cancer report has shown that for the first time in 40 years, the cases of lung cancer in women fell in the United States. ... Read more...

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Clinicians should carefully use X-rays on pregnant women, infants: Study


February 11th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): A new study has suggested that clinicians should be careful about using X-rays on pregnant women and infants because of the potential for a slight increase in the ... Read more...

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Over 40,000 childhood cancer cases in India every year: Experts


February 6th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Over 40,000 cases of cancer in children are being reported in India every year, experts said here Sunday, adding that only a fraction of them manage to ... Read more...

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Pollution causing cancer in children in China


January 15th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) Over 32,000 children under 14 in China today suffer from cancer and such cases are on the rise due to the rampant pollution and unhealthy lifestyles, the health ... Read more...

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Scientists discover cancer treatment in ‘junk DNA’


September 29th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a way to shrink tumours in certain cancers - a finding that provides hope for new treatments.The cancers in question are those caused by a ... Read more...

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Key pathway implicated in progression of childhood cancer found


September 19th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 19 (ANI): Scientists have found a protein crucial for the immune response appears is a key player in the progression of a devastating form of childhood leukemia called T-cell acute ... Read more...

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Diet-induced obesity speeds up leukaemia


September 8th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): Obesity caused due to fatty diet can directly speed up the progression of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), according to a study at The Saban Research Institute of Childrens ... Read more...

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IVF children more likely to develop cancer


July 21st, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Children conceived through IVF treatment are 42 percent more likely to develop cancer in their early years, according to the largest study of its kind. IVF treatment or ... Read more...

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IVF children at higher risk of developing cancer


July 20th, 2010 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Children born through infertility treatment are 42 percent more likely to develop cancer. Concerns have been raised that children born after fertility treatment are at greater risk of complications, ... Read more...

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Cell phone towers don’t increase cancer risk for newly born


July 12th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that children born from mothers, who lived near cell phone towers when they were pregnant, do not have an increased risk of cancer.British ... Read more...

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Pesticides ‘put the unborn at cancer risk’


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): Pesticides put pregnant women at greater risk of having children with cancer, say researchers.They say previous studies have shown that pesticide exposure either before conception or during pregnancy ... Read more...

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Cell phone masts ‘do not increase risk of childhood cancer’


June 23rd, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): A new study has found no association between a mother living near to a mobile phone base station during her pregnancy and the risk of that child developing ... Read more...

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Scientists unlock genetics of kids’ brain tumour


May 19th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): An important cancer gene that could lead to more effective drugs being developed to fight pediatric high grade glioma - a disease that currently has a poor prognosis, ... Read more...

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Celebs pose in the buff for Give Up Clothes for Good campaign


April 7th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 7 (ANI): A number of celebrities have posed in the buff for Give Up Clothes for Good campaign.The stars included Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli, his colleague Camilla Dallerup, ... Read more...

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Breakthrough in child cancer research courtesy new DNA technique


February 23rd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, February 23 (ANI): Researchers have reached a breakthrough in cancer studies after using novel technology to reveal the different genetic patterns of neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancer.Two ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic targets for childhood cancer identified


February 16th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have identified potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of neuroblastoma, the most frequent solid tumour in young children.By studying human neuroblastoma cells in vitro and after xenotransplantation ... Read more...

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Thousands run to raise awareness about cancer in Delhi


December 20th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Dec 20 (ANI): Thousands of sport enthusiasts took part in the 'Run for Fun' marathon to raise awareness about cancer and blood disorders in children here today.Organized by the Sir Ganga ... Read more...

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Gene that spurs deadly brain cancer identified


December 4th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new factor that is necessary for the development of many forms of medulloblastoma, the most common type of malignant childhood brain cancer.Huda Y. Zoghbi ... Read more...

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Two new genetic variations linked to common childhood cancer


August 17th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 17 (ANI): Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified inherited variations in two genes that can lead to childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a common childhood cancer.The finding ... Read more...

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Exposure to common household pesticides linked to childhood cancer


July 29th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Scientists from Georgetown's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Centre have identified a link between common household pesticides and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children.They found high levels of common household ... Read more...

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Childhood cancer ‘increases with advancing maternal age’


July 15th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Baby born to an older mother may have a slightly increased risk for many of the cancers that occur during childhood, according to a new study from the ... Read more...

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Babies of older mums have higher cancer risk


July 15th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) A baby born to an older mother may have a slightly higher risk for many of the cancers that occur during childhood, according to a new study. "Our ... Read more...

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Genetic glitch could lead to targeted therapy for neuroblastoma


June 25th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): Scientists from University of Florida claim to have identified a genetic glitch responsible for the development of fatal childhood cancer.They hope that the new discovery may provide a ... Read more...

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Scientists shed new light into primate eye evolution


May 19th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A recent study has provided a new insight into the evolution of the eyes of primates, taking the example of the nocturnal owl monkey.Researchers comparing the fetal development ... Read more...

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Special movie screening for children suffering from cancer


February 15th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb. 15 (ANI): A Noida based non-governmental organization (NGO), CankidsKidscan on Sunday hosted a special movie screening for children suffering from cancer on the occasion of 8th International Childhood ... Read more...

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Scientists probe link between caffeine consumption and childhood cancer


January 26th, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Researchers are looking at whether consuming caffeine during pregnancy might affect the unborn baby's risk of developing leukaemia in childhood.Marcus Cooke of University of Leicester, who leads the ... Read more...

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Pregnant women who smoke expose child to cancer


January 13th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) A pregnant woman who smokes increases the child's risk of developing cancers, according to the latest evidence.New research by the Cancer Institute of New South Wales has provided ... Read more...

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