Pediatric Cancer Genome Project


 

Pediatric Cancer Genome Project – Researchers studying the genetic roots of the most common malignant childhood brain tumor have discovered missteps in three of the four subtypes of the cancer that involve genes already targeted for drug development. “This study is a great example of the way whole-genome sequencing of cancer patients allows us to dig deep into the biology of certain tumors and catch a glimpse of their Achilles heel,” said co-author Richard K. Wilson, Ph.D., director of The Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “These results help us better understand the disease and, as a result, we will be able to more effectively diagnose and treat these kids.” To view Multimedia News Release, go to www.multivu.com

 

Northland man who kidnapped son gets 2-year sentence

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Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University

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Inhaled steroid drugs slow growth in children with asthma

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Child's use of certain asthma drugs could shorten adult height

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Young adults who used inhaled steroid drugs to treat their asthma when they were children are slightly shorter than those who didn't use the drugs. Young adults who used inhaled steroid drugs to …. "We found it made no difference if they were boys or …
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