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Addressing the International Childhood Cancer Crisis

Sandra Luna-Fineman, MD, treats children and adolescents with cancer from around the U.S. in her role as a pediatric oncologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, but she knows that children in low- and middle-income countries around the world need her help the most.

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date December 01, 2021
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Child & Adolescent    Clinical Trials

Study shows fewer kids enrolling in cancer clinical trials

Historically, pediatric cancer patients have been much more likely than adult cancer patients to enroll in clinical trials as part of their treatment. Now a study by University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers working at Children’s Hospital Colorado shows pediatric oncology clinical trial enrollment may be down, from 40-70 percent seen in studies completed in the 1990s, to 20-25 percent in the early 2000s, to 19.9 percent in the current study.

Author Cancer Center | Publish Date April 23, 2020
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Brain and Spinal Cancer    Child & Adolescent

Study: Despite failures, chemo still promising against dangerous childhood brain cancer, DIPG

The pediatric brain cancer known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is almost uniformly fatal. In part, this is due to where and how it grows, forming as a diffuse net of cells in a part of the brainstem called the pons, which controls essential functions like breathing and swallowing. Another factor that makes DIPG especially dangerous is a lack of treatments – currently, there are no targeted therapies or immunotherapies proven effective to treat the condition, and the many chemotherapy clinical trials seeking to treat DIPG have been uniformly unsuccessful.

Author Cancer Center | Publish Date March 25, 2020
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Cancer    Child & Adolescent

Scientists at CU Cancer Center receive awards for childhood cancer research

Three University of Colorado Cancer Center scientists are among the latest to receive awards from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest non-government source of funding for childhood cancer research grants.

Author Cancer Center | Publish Date April 30, 2019
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CU Cancer Center In the News

Colorado Public Radio

Radon and Lung Cancer Risk in Colorado

news outletColorado Public Radio
Publish DateNovember 16, 2023

CU Cancer Center member Jan Lowery, PhD, MPH, Assistant Director, Dissemination and Implementation, Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, was briefly interviewed on Colorado Public Radio about radon and lung cancer.

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Open Access Government

Understanding T Lymphocytes Inner Workings to Harness Therapeutic Potential

news outletOpen Access Government
Publish DateNovember 13, 2023

Leslie J. Berg, PhD from the University of Colorado, Anschutz School of Medicine, sheds light on understanding the inner workings of T lymphocytes to harness their therapeutic potential.

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Targeted Oncology

Factors Influencing Treatment Post-Chemo in Dmmr Endometrial Cancer

news outletTargeted Oncology
Publish DateNovember 09, 2023

During a Targeted Oncology™ Case-Based Roundtable™ event, Bradley Corr, MD, discussed the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors in patients with advanced endometrial cancer. This is the second of 2 articles based on this event.

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Camidge and Garon Unpack Key Updates From the 2023 IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer

news outletOncLive
Publish DateNovember 02, 2023

In this episode of How This Is Building Me, Drs Camidge and Garon discuss the differences in lung cancer management and drug advancement between the United States and Asia and highlight other topline takeaways from the 2023 WCLC.

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