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Posted by Stacy Tsai on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 13:57 | Cancer Reports
Javed Khan, M.D. is a molecular biologist at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) working on the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project. A focus has been placed on pediatric cancer because the number of mutations leading to cancers in children is much less than in the cancers occuring in adults. The project attempts to sequence the genome of tumors from hundreds of children with cancer to identify the genetic changes from children without cancer. With these genetic changes identified and characterized, clinicians may be able to prescribe appropriate treatments to combat specific cancers.
Posted by Stacy Tsai on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 18:00 | Meeting the Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer
The time has come to vote for the finalist videos of our Stop A Doc Contest! SeventyK's Stop A Doc campaign emphasizes the five important questions for an Adolescent or Young Adult (AYA) cancer patient to ask his or her healthcare provider before receiving treatment. With just these five simple questions, we can spread awareness about the AYA cancer segment and the unique needs that AYAs face. This is a big step for a great change in improving the survival rates of AYAs with cancer.
Posted by Stacy Tsai on Monday, November 21, 2011 - 14:53 | Meeting the Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer
Dr. Leonard Sender, the founder of SeventyK, shares his insight as the Medical Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program in the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's and UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. In order to take a step in the right direction, to improve the survival rates of AYAs with cancer, much of what needs to be changed is the training received by healthcare providers to care for their patients.

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