Tag "cancer research"

Recently the FDA approved a cancer treatment for kids and young adults that has been successful in clinical trials. It’s called CAR T-cell therapy, or chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy. I like to call it the Pac-Man for acute lymphocytic › Continue Reading

The last week in July marked a milestone in the construction of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/UC Health Proton Therapy Center at our Liberty Campus – the arrival and installation of the cyclotron – a type of particle accelerator › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is working to finalize a deal with UC Health to provide adult cancer care at the new Proton Therapy Center, scheduled to open at Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus in the winter of 2016-17. A major advantage of proton › Continue Reading

The Cure Starts Now Foundation has awarded Dr. Rachid Drissi in the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s a $100,000 grant for use in researching DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma) , the brain cancer that Mount St. Joseph basketball player Lauren › Continue Reading

Nate Krugman, a Cincinnati Zoo employee, was diagnosed with testicular cancer and, after beating the disease, decided to bike from San Diego, Calif., to St. Augustine, Fla., to raise money for families at Cincinnati Children’s who need help paying their › Continue Reading

//www.youtube.com/v/OulddGMavlQ?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0 Editor’s note: if the video does not display properly for you, please follow this link. Drs. Mariko DeWire, Trent Hummel and Lionel Chow, along with the majority of Lauren Hill’s neuro-oncology team, took the Layup 4 Lauren challenge today.  The › Continue Reading

I don’t think it’s too far of a stretch to say that anyone who has read or seen Lauren Hill’s story has been touched by her courage, strength, and selflessness in some way. Lauren Hill has diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma › Continue Reading

The story of four-year-old Leah Still, who has stage four cancer, continues to spread. She’s the daughter of Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still and Channing Smythe. Sales of Devon Still’s jersey have raised nearly a half-million dollars for cancer research › Continue Reading

A research team led by scientists at the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute (CBDI) at Cincinnati Children’s reported in Nature Medicine that repurposing anti-depressant medication may help combat one of the most common brain cancers in children, medulloblastoma. The repurposed medication › Continue Reading

The Cincinnati Cancer Center granted $200,000 to five groups of staff researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, University of Cincinnati and UC Health. Their research work is aimed at discovering more about cancers of the breast, liver and brain, as well › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s has been awarded a $205,000 grant to help fund research on a deadly form of brain cancer called diffused intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG). The check is being presented to Cincinnati Children’s on behalf of the DIPG Collaborative, an › Continue Reading