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Nine cancer centers share $8.9 million grant to improve treatment for neuroblastoma, a cancer that strikes children
With an $8.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, nine institutions have joined to develop and test new treatments for neuroblastoma, an aggressive cancer that only strikes children. Pediatric oncologists from UCSF and USC lead the clinical consortium and the research program aiming to speed treatments to the bedside. (2000-06-11)

Clinical trial demonstrates that bone marrow transplant followed by vitamin A-derivative treatment improves survival from a major childhood cancer
Combining the efforts of children's cancer treatment programs nationwide, a randomized clinical trial of 539 children has shown that two innovative treatments, taken together, offer nearly a three-fold improvement in the disease-free survival of children with high-risk neuroblastoma, the third most common of childhood cancers. (1999-10-14)

UI Study Yields Encouraging Results For New Breast Cancer Treatment
A University of Iowa Health Care treatment using high-dose chemotherapy followed by a bone marrow transplant may be more effective in fighting advanced breast cancer than standard treatment approaches -- despite recent reports of conflicting results from similar strategies tested elsewhere. (1999-05-28)

Clinical Trials Show That Bone Marrow Transplant And Vitamin A Derivative Both Improve Survival From Neuroblastoma
Two innovative treatments -- bone marrow transplant and follow-up therapy with high doses of retinoic acid, a derivative of Vitamin A -- significantly improve the disease- free survival of children with high-risk neuroblastoma, the third most common childhood cancer, according to the findings of a randomized study of 539 children. (1998-05-18)

Large-Scale Screening For Childhood Cancer
Infant screening for neuroblastoma--one of the most common forms of solid tumors in young children--fails to detect the most severe form of the disease, according to a group of international researchers led by University of Minnesota faculty. Results of the study appear in the December 21 issue of The Lancet. (1996-12-21)

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