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Zeroing in on the fetal-to-adult hemoglobin switch and a new way to combat sickle cell disease

March 29, 2018
In this Vector report, researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center reveal how the protein, BCL11A, controls the switch in the body’s production of fetal hemoglobin to adult hemoglobin.
Dana-Farber building

Young Warrior Shares His Story

November 23, 2013
The Cancer-Kicking Warrior column in the Catskill Daily Mail and Register Star focuses on the story of Tom Chalmers, a survivor of a pediatric brain tumor, who was treated at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center who now leads a group in Maine for young adult survivors of cancer.

Young adult survivors of childhood cancer report overall health similar to middle-aged in general population

April 21, 2016
Do survivors of childhood cancer return to normal health as they grow up? According to new research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, overall health-related quality of life in young adult survivors of childhood cancer resembles that of middle-aged adults.

Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers

March 03, 2014
Today, 80 percent of childhood cancer patients survive into adulthood, but many experience late effects of their treatment. The Boston Globe spoke with Lisa Diller, MD, about issues facing survivors of childhood cancer.
David Williams, MD

Williams honored for Outstanding Achievement by ASGCT

January 23, 2012
Congratulations to David Williams, MD, chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology and director of Translational Research at Children's, and associate chair of Pediatric Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, who has been selected by the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy as the recipient of their 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award.

What the cancer moonshot might mean for kids

September 16, 2016
The cancer moonshot’s dual focus for pediatrics should be improving outcomes in childhood cancers with low cure rates and alleviating the late effects of treatment, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s President David A. Williams, MD, and other experts tell US News.

Unlocking the Secrets of Pediatric Cancers can Help Doctors Treat Children and Adults

November 07, 2014
Not only are the combined life-long contributions of children cured of cancer enormous, but understanding cancers of young children could also hold the key to understanding a broad range of adult cancers, David Williams, MD, writes in Huffington Post. The time is ripe to allocate more resources, public and private, to research on pediatric cancer.
Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Buildings

University Rallies for Student Fighting Cancer

April 30, 2014
The seniors were out celebrating their last spring break, but Jason Sullivan was back and forth with doctor’s appointments, a biopsy and CT scans. In the blink of an eye his life would take a sharp detour, the Quinnipiac Chronicle reports. Three days later, Sullivan learned he had Hodgkin lymphoma. Students organized to raise funds for Sullivan and another classmate who survived cancer.
2015-16 Top Ranked Cancer Center for Children

U.S. News Names Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s the #1 Pediatric Cancer Program

June 09, 2015
Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center remains the nation’s top pediatric cancer program, according to the 2015-16 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals.
Ranked #1 for Pediatric Cancer

U.S. News Names Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s #1 Pediatric Cancer Program

June 10, 2014
Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is the nation’s top pediatric cancer program, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 14 Best Children’s Hospitals report. Boston Children’s Hospital ranked first in eight of the ten categories – including cancer – that U.S. News evaluates, more than any other children’s hospital in the country.
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