Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital Research Update

In 2013, TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation awarded Dr. Barbieri of Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston $75,254 for her research in neuroblastoma. To date, her research in this area has shown encouraging results.

She has determined that a specific protein in neuroblastoma cells, CHAF1, is an epigenetic regulator which controls the metabolism of many aggressive neuroblastoma tumors, by way of altered gene expression.

Dr. Barbieri’s laboratory research has great potential and the information she has determined may allow for new therapies targeting CHAF1 in neuroblastoma for better patient outcomes.

TeamConnor is pleased to have supported her work which produced this potential advancement in neuroblastoma treatment.

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Building awareness of childhood cancer is critical to funding and finding a cure. To help, please consider sharing on your Facebook.

Today, 46 children will be diagnosed with cancer.  Seven will lose their battle.

Did you know September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

Every day in America, approximately 46 children are diagnosed with cancer.

Childhood cancer does not discriminate, sparing no ethnic group, socio-economic class, or geographic region.

Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children, accounting for about 3% of childhood cancers.

On average, 1 in every 4 elementary schools has a child with cancer.

About one-third of childhood cancers are leukemias.

Childhood cancer survival rates in the United States have increased from less than 20% in the 1960s to almost 80% today.

Cancer kills more children each year than Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, and Pediatric AIDS combined.

Childhood cancer is not one disease entity, but rather a spectrum of different malignancies. Cancers found in children are biologically different from those seen in adults.

1 in 300 children will develop cancer before age 20.

Neuroblastoma is the most common extra cranial solid tumor cancer in children.

Today, up to 75% of the children with cancer can be cured, yet, some forms of childhood cancers have proven so resistant to treatment that, in spite of research, a cure is illusive.

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