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Kids First Data Resource Center set to ‘unlock potential’ of genomic data in pediatric cancer

August 16, 2017

The NIH established the Kids First Data Resource Center, a pediatric cancer and rare disease data program that will enable clinicians and researchers to collaborate and access multiple genomic datasets.

The resource center — the first of its kind in the pediatric research community — is designed to create a centralized, cloud-based database and discovery portal of clinical and genetic sequence data from various pediatric cancers and structural birth defects cohorts, such as congenital heart defects, hearing loss and cleft palate. The program also will develop analytical tools to provide access to this large-scale data for use in the discovery of novel and improved treatments for children with these conditions.

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Older patients with cancer may burden caregivers by overestimating physical abilities

August 14, 2017
Older patients with cancer often reported having better physical function, mental health and social support than their caregivers’ assessments, according to study…
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Out-of-pocket cancer expenses often exceed patients’ expectations

August 10, 2017
One-third of insured patients with cancer had out-of-pocket costs that exceeded their expectations, according to study results. Underinsured patients faced the greatest…
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BRAF V600E worsens outcomes in pediatric low-grade gliomas

August 7, 2017
BRAF V600E mutations defined a distinct subset of pediatric low-grade gliomas that had poor outcomes after conventional therapy, according to a combined clinical and…
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Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Advanced Bladder Cancer: Applying Clinical Advances and Elucidating Best Practices

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

Advances in immunology and the advent of immune checkpoint blockade inhibition for advanced bladder cancer are poised…
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VIDEO: Effort to systematize approach to medicine has ‘taken on a life of its own’

January 20, 2016
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The Patient with Pancreatic Cancer

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Pancreatic cancer only accounts for 3% of cancer cases, but it is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death…
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