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September 4, 2012 • Volume 9 / Number 17

NEWS

Genome Study Points to Treatments for High-Risk Form of Childhood Leukemia

Conceptual illustration showing genetic analysis leading to targeted drugs. (Image by Joshua Stokes, BMC, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital)

Using genomic tools, researchers have uncovered genetic changes associated with a form of leukemia that recurs in some children. 

The findings, reported last month in Cancer Cell, suggest that some of these young patients may benefit from targeted drugs that are available but currently not used to treat this particular form of the disease. Read more > >

COMMENTARY

Dr. Louis Staudt

A Conversation with Dr. Louis Staudt about Targeting New Treatments for Burkitt Lymphoma

Dr. Louis Staudt of NCI's Center for Cancer Research and colleagues have confirmed that Burkitt lymphoma is molecularly distinct from other types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This discovery will help identify promising new targets for treatment.

IN DEPTH

UPDATES

  • FDA Update

    • FDA Approves First Drug Developed for Children with Rare Brain Tumor
    • New Treatment for Severe Neutropenia Approved
    • FDA Approves Drug to Treat Rare Type of Leukemia
  • Cancer.gov Update

    • New Website Highlights NCI-Designated Cancer Centers
    • 2011/2012 Cancer Trends Progress Report Available
    • Website for NCI's Geographic Information Systems & Science Updated
  • Notes

    • In Memoriam: International Cancer Researcher Gregory T. O'Conor
    • Cyber-Seminar: Bridging Cancer Research and Clinical Practice

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