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7 great achievements in child health research celebrated at Pediatric Academic Societies

published about 15 hours ago
(American Academy of Pediatrics) Pediatric research discoveries over the past 40 years haveled to prevention and treatment strategies that have saved millions of lives worldwide. Seven of the greatest research achievements will be presented on Sunday, April 26 at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting at the San Diego Convention Center.

Electronic cigarettes gaining in popularity among teens

published about 15 hours ago
(American Academy of Pediatrics) Teens no longer smoke just cigarettes. They have branched out to using alternative tobacco products such as electronic cigarettes, hookahs and little cigars. In fact, e-cigarette use is rising rapidly among both cigarette smokers and nonsmokers, according to a study to be presented Sunday, April 26, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in San Diego.

High radiotherapy dose improves prospects for children with brain cancer

published 1 day ago
(European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)) Two studies to be presented at the 3rd ESTRO Forum in Barcelona, Spain, show that increasing the dose of radiotherapy given to children with an intracranial ependymoma, a form of cancer of the central nervous system, can significantly improve their survival.

Brachytherapy improves survival for inoperable early stage endometrial cancer

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(European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)) Women who have early stage endometrial cancer and are inoperable tend to live longer if they have been treated with brachytherapy with or without external beam radiation, according to new research to be presented at the 3rd ESTRO Forum in Barcelona, Spain.

Stem-cell-based therapy promising for treatment of breast cancer metastases in the brain

published 2 days ago
(Harvard Medical School) Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed an imageable mouse model of brain-metastatic breast cancer and shown the potential of a stem-cell-based therapy to eliminate metastatic cells from the brain and prolong survival. The study published online in the journal Brain also describes a strategy of preventing the potential negative consequences of stem cell therapy.