Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
In a recent issue of the journal Oncogene, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute describe a molecular mechanism that appears to make malignant brain tumors more vulnerable to chemotherapy after they have been treated with the dendritic cell vaccine. This finding builds on several studies recently published by the research team. In 2003, they reported that a...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Karen Brandow found breastcancer.org shortly after she received the devastating diagnosis last year. "It was a terrible time in my life," says the Havertown resident, "both for me and everyone around me. When a doctor tells you that you have breast cancer, it's a frightening diagnosis. "I'm married and have a son, 24, and a daughter, 16. You try to...
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In honor of a child, kids do what they do best: eat dessert!
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Jeffrey Kahan has many pictures of his youngest son, Joshua. By far, his favorite remains a simple snapshot of a still-healthy boy relishing an ice-cream cone. In April 1997, Josh was diagnosed with leukemia - the No. 1 disease killer of American children between the ages of 1 and 14. Five months later, shortly before his third birthday, Josh succumbed...
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