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Climate change: A growing threat to children’s health

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2020
According to WHO, Earth has warmed approximately 0.85°C over the last 130 years — with each of the past 3 decades being successively warmer…
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New treatments offer ‘glimmers of optimism,’ possible cure for Cushing’s disease

Endocrine Today, February 2020
More than a century has passed since neurosurgeon and pathologist Harvey Cushing described the disease that would eventually bear his name, but only…

Hematopoietic stem cell researcher to receive lecture award

January 26, 2020
The International Society for Stem Cell Research will honor Margaret A. “Peggy” Goodell, PhD, with the Tobias Lecture Award. Goodell…
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Dasatinib improves outcomes vs. imatinib for pediatric ALL subset

January 17, 2020
Dasatinib appeared more effective than imatinib mesylate for treatment of children with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic…

ASH presents Scholar Awards to fellows, junior faculty

December 22, 2019
ASH announced the recipients of its 2019 Scholar Awards. The awards — presented to hematologists in the United States and Canada who conduct…
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Neoadjuvant pembrolizumab benefits patients with high-risk triple-negative breast cancer

December 12, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — The addition of pembrolizumab to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and as adjuvant therapy increased pathologic complete response among…

Partnership funds research to assess connection between cancer, aging

December 2, 2019
The Partnership for Aging and Cancer Research Program awarded seven grants intended to fund research into the link between aging and cancer. The…
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Experts publish ‘comprehensive’ pediatric psoriasis guidelines

November 18, 2019
The new guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation are the first of its kind to focus on pediatric…
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Expert discusses anti-inflammatory agents for atopic, vernal conjunctivitis

November 6, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Pflugfelder, MD, professor and James and Margaret Elkins Chair in Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine…
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Dupilumab reduces severe asthma exacerbations regardless of early improvements in lung function

November 5, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In a post hoc analysis of the LIBERTY ASTHMA VENTURE study, treatment with dupilumab resulted in reduced severe asthma…

Emerging thyroid cancer test may prevent unnecessary surgeries

October 31, 2019
Thyroid cancer is among the most curable types of cancer, with relative survival rates close to 100% for localized and regional tumors. Incidence of…

Hematologists, oncologists elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 30, 2019
The National Academy of Medicine announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members. Election to the academy —…

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society awards $13.8 million for research into pediatric blood cancers

October 9, 2019
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society awarded $13.8 million in new pediatric research grants designed to identify more effective and precise treatments…

Researchers gain insight into link between Down syndrome, acute lymphoblastic leukemia

October 3, 2019
Children with Down syndrome face a 10 to 20 times higher risk for developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia than children without Down syndrome. …
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Norovirus vaccine development accelerates after success against rotavirus

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
Norovirus has become the leading cause of medically attended acute gastroenteritis in countries with national rotavirus vaccination programs…
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Researchers suggest adding U. parvum to differential diagnosis for immunocompromised kids

August 20, 2019
A case report published in Pediatrics recently detailed the illness of a girl aged 12 years with leukemia who developed hyperammonemic…
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PCV13 serotypes cause nearly 25% of invasive pneumococcal disease in kids

August 16, 2019
Serotypes included in the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, or PCV13, continued to cause nearly 25% of invasive pneumococcal disease, or IPD…
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BCG: a real-world example of health care rationing

HemOnc Today, August 10, 2019
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin, or BCG, is highly effective at treating and preventing recurrence of early-stage bladder cancer. BCG is a strain of…
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New steroid options allow surgeons to better tailor postoperative treatment

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 25, 2019
With four new steroid options on the market to treat pain and inflammation after ocular surgery, ophthalmologists can now better tailor their…
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Nonengineered T cells may be ‘clinically meaningful’ for pancreatic cancer

July 19, 2019
More than half of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma showed clinical responses when treated with an investigational multiantigen-specific T-cell…