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St. Jude announces faculty appointments

HemOnc Today, September 25, 2014

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital officials announced the appointment of two internationally recognized physician–scientists to leadership positions.

Mitchell Weiss, MD, PhD, has been named chair of the St. Jude Department of Hematology. Weiss previously served as professor of pediatrics at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Primary tumor site affected clinical features, outcomes in pediatric neuroblastoma

September 19, 2014
Tumor features and outcomes varied considerably by primary tumor site among children with neuroblastoma, according to study results.Kieuhoa T. Vo, MD, of Benioff…
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Bone mineral density score disparity highlights need to redefine osteoporosis in children

September 15, 2014
Defining pediatric osteoporosis based on lumbar spine-bone mineral density z score may be problematic due to differences in reference databases and variability in…
In the Journals

Obesity, reduced gonadal function linked in men surviving childhood cancer

August 19, 2014
In boys who have survived cancer, obesity was linked with gonadal dysfunction independent of the effects of treatments previously undergone for the disease, according to…
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Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 2 High Risk MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain to…
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St. Jude announces faculty appointments

HemOnc Today, September 25, 2014
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital officials announced the appointment of two internationally recognized physician–scientists to leadership…
In the Journals

Primary tumor site affected clinical features, outcomes in pediatric neuroblastoma

September 19, 2014
Tumor features and outcomes varied considerably by primary tumor site among children with neuroblastoma, according to study results.Kieuhoa T. Vo
figure Meeting News Coverage

Bone mineral density score disparity highlights need to redefine osteoporosis in children

September 15, 2014
Defining pediatric osteoporosis based on lumbar spine-bone mineral density z score may be problematic due to differences in reference databases and…
In the Journals

Obesity, reduced gonadal function linked in men surviving childhood cancer

August 19, 2014
In boys who have survived cancer, obesity was linked with gonadal dysfunction independent of the effects of treatments previously undergone for the…
figure In the Journals

Noninvasive tool identified high coronary artery disease burden in childhood cancer survivors

August 8, 2014
Coronary CT angiography identified coronary artery disease in a high percentage of adult survivors of childhood Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according…
In the Journals

MRD-directed therapy improved outcomes in pediatric BCR-ABL1–like ALL

August 4, 2014
Pediatric patients with BCR-ABL1–like acute lymphoblastic leukemia who received risk-directed therapy based on minimal residual disease levels…
In the Journals

Antifungal therapy may alter epidemiology of invasive mold infections

August 1, 2014
Treatment with antifungal therapy may be a risk factor for invasive mold infections, according to study findings in The Journal of the Pediatric
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St. Jude announces CEO appointment

HemOnc Today, August 10, 2014
James R. Downing, MD, took over as CEO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in mid-July.
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AAP updates standards for pediatric cancer centers

July 29, 2014
The AAP’s Section on Hematology/Oncology Executive Committee released updated standards for pediatric cancer centers, according to a policy…
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Childhood cancer survivors lowered metabolic syndrome risk through lifestyle choices

July 28, 2014
Heart-healthy lifestyle choices were associated with a lower risk for metabolic syndrome among childhood cancer survivors, according to recent…
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