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Families with Medicaid more likely to face lags in diagnosis, practical obstacles, UCSF study shows.
Investigators wanted to see if blinatumomab could increase survival rates free from leukemia and be less toxic than intensive chemotherapy.
With modern chemotherapy regimens, “no child with ALL really should get prophylactic radiation,” said Ching-Hon Pui, MD.
Results of a two-year study of a monoclonal antibody combined with induction chemotherapy to treat children with the disease were positive.
Prescribing a medicine for a purpose not approved by the FDA is legal and common. It sometimes leads to new and effective uses of a drug.
Although we’ve seen progress in recent years related to childhood cancer, there continue to be gaps where more effort could be beneficial.
Researchers are learning how best to use this powerful modality while avoiding serious toxicities.
Doctors say there is no replacement.
Quincy’s treatment would take him and his family to the frontier of using precision medicine to find a drug to save the infant’s life.
To put a spotlight on the types of cancer that largely affect children and survivorship issues.
Recent legislation may help narrow the gap between FDA approval of cancer medications for adults and children.
Scientists emphasize using data and analyses from completed and ongoing trials to gain a better understanding of patient outcomes.
Scientists are combining immunotherapy agents to try to jump-start the immune system against solid tumors in children.
Having cancer taught me to try to find as much joy where you can get it.
Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Vanessa Bayer wants to show kids how to be good friends with someone with cancer.
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