News from the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program
Q&A with BRAvE researchers Amanda Lorentzian and Dr. Nina Rolf
Amanda Lorentzian and Dr. Nina Rolf are integral members of the BRAvE Initiative, working together to make childhood cancer recurrence a thing of the past.
Transforming childhood cancer care across the country
BC Children's Hospital clinicians and researchers are part of a new Canadian Pediatric Cancer Consortium that aims to transform pediatric cancer care and research by ensuring every child diagnosed with cancer in Canada will have increased and equitable access to therapies and care.
Working to make childhood cancer recurrence a thing of the past: Q&A with BRAvE researchers
Researchers from the BRAvE Initiative at BC Children’s Hospital have developed a new precision oncology platform that stands to save young lives across Canada.
Marijuana as medicine for kids with cancer: An emerging field of desperately needed research
There are currently no evidence-based guidelines for medical marijuana use in pediatric patients. Dr. Rod Rassekh is focused on research that will provide better understanding on the risks and potential benefits of therapeutic cannabis.
Not just a risk: Understanding cancer genes can reveal how early tumours form
We spoke to Dr. Christopher Maxwell about his team's recent discoveries about the biological roles of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations and the implications for breast, ovarian and some childhood cancers.
Study finds new biomarker for a disease caused by bone marrow transplant
A new study led by investigators at BC Children's Hospital has discovered a metabolic marker for chronic graft versus host disease.
New research paves way to better treatment for common childhood brain cancer
While chemotherapy and radiation are essential treatments for overcoming medulloblastoma , finding new ways to treat the disease more effectively could lessen the later-in-life impacts of treatment and ensure more children survive.