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Kieth Ligon, MD

Scientists find mutation driving pediatric brain tumors

April 30, 2013
A type of low-grade but sometimes lethal brain tumor in children has been found, in many cases, to contain an unusual mutation that may help to classify, diagnose and guide the treatment of the tumors, report scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Stephen Sallan, MD

Five Reasons for Optimism about Pediatric Cancer Care and Research

May 02, 2013
Today, three quarters or more of all childhood cancer patients will be cured of their disease, a higher percentage than ever before. And the numbers will only get better as we learn more about the biology of childhood cancers and develop new ways of treating them.

Majority of children readmitted to hospital following transplant

May 07, 2013
Nearly two-thirds of children receiving stem cell transplants returned to the hospital within six months for treatment of unexplained fevers, infections or other problems, according to a study performed at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
David Williams, MD and Lisa Diller, MD

Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center launches new website

May 12, 2013
Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center has redesigned its website to make it easier for people to access the latest information on blood diseases and cancers of childhood, including the latest treatments and research.

Seminar: Causes and effects of the shortage of oncology drugs

May 17, 2013
Join us for a seminar on the causes and effects of the shortages that have been experienced in the US, and a discussion of lessons learned and how these can offer global solutions for children with cancer globally.

The High Price of Tanning

May 22, 2013
The Boston Globe looks at teenage girls and tanning, and speaks with Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, director of the pediatric solid tumor program at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

Summer Fun for Kids with Cancer

May 28, 2013
For many families with children, summer is a time for vacations, outings, and fun. However, a summer vacation when your child has cancer can seem out of the question. But sometimes, a summer getaway is just what the doctor ordered.
Drew D’Auteuil

Overcoming Drew’s blood disorder, together

May 29, 2013
When Jen’s son Drew was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a blood disorder, their entire lives changed. In this blog, Jen describes how she and Drew coped with the disease, treatment and recovery, as well as the care they both received at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

The Dangers of Tanning Beds and Teens

July 04, 2013
“Melanoma strikes sooner. You don’t need a lifetime of exposure,” says Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, clinical director of the solid tumor program at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

New Study Finds Strong Pregnancy Outcomes for Survivors of Childhood Cancer

July 12, 2013
The Boston Globe, National Public Radio, Reuters and Huffington Post were among the outlets that covered a study in Lancet Oncology that has encouraging news about the fertility of female survivors of childhood cancer.
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