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For Kids Like Me, Cancer Is Hard Enough
When I was a kid, I fell asleep in school a lot. The teachers didn’t scold me, and they kept the other kids from pointing and laughing. Because I wasn’t just tired  —  I was exhausted. I was drained. I was going through chemo. When I was 7, I was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma, an aggressive cancer. The doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital gave me two months to live. I spent four years in and out of aggressive treatments, missing second and third grade, fighting for my life when I should’ve been playing hockey. But slowly, I recovered. My community stood by my family, and my dad&...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In sub-Saharan Africa, cancer can be an infectious disease
In a new report, a researcher shows that mothers who contract malaria during pregnancy may have children with increased risk of Burkitt's lymphoma. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

In sub-Saharan Africa, cancer can be an infectious disease
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) University of Colorado Cancer Center researcher shows that mothers who contract malaria during pregnancy may have children with increased risk of Burkitt's lymphoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 25, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Jimmy Carter Takes Sweet Selfies With Young Fellow Cancer Survivor
This was a meeting of some awesome minds.  Cancer survivor Carter Beckhard-Suozzi’s dreams came true earlier this week when he met former President Jimmy Carter, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The meeting took place at the Carter Center in Atlanta and was hugely significant to the 10-year-old boy, who is in remission from Burkitt’s Lymphoma, and his family, according to a press release.  “It’s just been incredibly uplifting to be able to experience a trip like this and be free from everything Carter has been going through,” Carter’s mother Jane Beckhard-Suozzi said...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Follicular Lymphoma and Burkitt Lymphoma in a 5-Year-Old BoyFollicular Lymphoma and Burkitt Lymphoma in a 5-Year-Old Boy
This unusual case appears to be the first reported instance of transformation of follicular lymphoma into true Burkitt lymphoma. Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Burkitt Lymphoma
Title: Burkitt LymphomaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/20/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/20/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 20, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Dying after cure: a case of suicide in an adolescent treated for cancer - Veneroni L, Ferrari A, Massimino M, Alfredo CC.
Although suicide among childhood cancer survivors is rare, there is still a significantly higher risk in this population than in healthy adolescents. A 17-year-old girl cured of Burkitt lymphoma committed suicide after completing her treatment. She had nev... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New research helps explain why a deadly blood cancer often affects children with malaria
Children in equatorial Africa who suffer from malaria are at high risk of developing Burkitt's lymphoma, a highly aggressive blood cancer. A new study sheds light on the long-standing mystery of how the two diseases are connected. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

New research helps explain why a deadly blood cancer often affects children with malaria
Children in equatorial Africa who suffer from malaria are at high risk of developing Burkitt’s lymphoma, a highly aggressive blood cancer. A new study sheds light on the long-standing mystery of how the two diseases are connected. More » (Source: The Rockefeller University Newswire)
Source: The Rockefeller University Newswire - August 13, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: pubaff Tags: Science News Source Type: news

How the malaria parasite increases the risk of blood cancer
(Cell Press) A link between malaria and Burkitt's lymphoma was first described more than 50 years ago, but how a parasitic infection could turn immune cells cancerous has remained a mystery. Now, in the Aug. 13 issue of Cell, researchers demonstrate in mice that B cell DNA becomes vulnerable to cancer-causing mutations during prolonged combat against the malaria-causing Plasmodium falciparum. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 13, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New research helps explain why a deadly blood cancer often affects children with malaria
(Rockefeller University) Children in equatorial Africa who suffer from malaria are at high risk of developing Burkitt's lymphoma, a highly aggressive blood cancer. A new study sheds light on the long-standing mystery of how the two diseases are connected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 13, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

North Texas Fracking Zone Sees Growing Health Worries
This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. DALLAS—Propped up on a hospital bed, Taylor Ishee listened as his mother shared a conviction that choked her up. His rare cancer had a cause, she believes, and it wasn’t genetics. Others in Texas have drawn the same conclusions about their confounding illnesses. Jana DeGrand, who suffered a heart attack and needed both her gallbladder and her appendix removed. Rebecca Williams, fighting off unexplained rashes, sharp headaches and repeated bouts of pneumonia. Maile Bush, who...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh ‘Proud to be a Cancer Survivor’
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh recently gave the keynote address at Dana-Farber’s Living Proof: Celebrating Survivorship event. He shared his experience as a child being treated for Burkitt’s lymphoma at Dana-Farber and Boston Children’s Hospital. Boston Children’s Hospital is proud to have been involved in the Mayor’s treatment all those years ago. Stories like his, and all of our patients, inspire the team at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center to provide the most advanced care and develop innovative treatments so the children they treat today can go on to do grea...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 11, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: All posts Cancer childhood cancer Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center our patients' stories Source Type: news

Lauryn Robinson loses battle with TWO rare forms of blood cancer
Eight-year-old Lauryn Robinson died at her home in Mold, North Wales, on Sunday, June 29, after a year-long battle with lymphoblastic leukaemia and Burkitts non-Hodgkins lymphoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the kissing disease virus hijacks human cells
A component of the Epstein Barr (EBV) virus takes over our cells gene regulating machinery, allowing the virus to replicate itself, researchers have discovered. The EBV virus causes a variety of diseases such as Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Burkitt’s lymphoma, with the most prevalent disease being infectious mononucleosis commonly known as “kissing disease” because of its mode of transmission between humans. It turns out that the diseases begin with kiss of a molecular sort; a viral protein contacting the molecules that control our genes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 10, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers discover how the kissing disease virus hijacks human cells
(University of Montreal) University of Montreal researchers have discovered how a component of the Epstein Barr (EBV) virus takes over our cells gene regulating machinery, allowing the virus to replicate itself. The EBV virus causes a variety of diseases such as Hodgkin's lymphoma and Burkitt's lymphoma, with the most prevalent disease being infectious mononucleosis commonly known as 'kissing disease' because of its mode of transmission between humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 9, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rituximab and Survival in Burkitt LymphomaRituximab and Survival in Burkitt Lymphoma
How effective is the addition of rituximab to chemotherapy in patients with Burkitt lymphoma? Therapeutic Advances in Hematology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Burkitt's Yields to Longer-Duration, Lower-Dose ChemoBurkitt's Yields to Longer-Duration, Lower-Dose Chemo
Length of exposure to cytotoxic therapy appears to be at least as important as drug-dose intensity in the treatment of Burkitt's, the most aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - November 18, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Low-intensity therapy for Burkitt lymphoma found to be highly effective
Adult patients with a type of cancer known as Burkitt lymphoma had excellent long-term survival rates - upwards of 90 percent - following treatment with low-intensity chemotherapy regimens, according to a new clinical trial finding. Standard treatment for Burkitt lymphoma involves high-dose chemotherapy, which has a high rate of toxicity, including death, and cures only 60 percent of adult patients. This trial was conducted by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma Source Type: news

NIH Study Finds Low-Intensity Therapy for Burkitt Lymphoma Is Highly Effective
Source: National Cancer Institute - Related MedlinePlus Page: Lymphoma (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-Dose Therapy for Burkitt's Passes Muster
(MedPage Today) -- A low-intensity regimen for Burkitt's lymphoma proved to be "highly effective" in a small clinical trial involving adults with the disease. (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - November 14, 2013 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

New Scoring System Evaluates Prognosis in Burkitt LymphomaNew Scoring System Evaluates Prognosis in Burkitt Lymphoma
A new stratified risk scoring system can help define patient prognosis and possibly guide treatment in Burkitt lymphoma. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Improved survival for some Burkitt lymphoma patients
Treatment advances have helped improve patient survival of Burkitt lymphoma, a highly aggressive cancer, but not among the elderly, patients at a late stage, or blacks. A new study, reported in the journal Cancer, uses those findings to develop a risk score that will help doctors, patients, families, and researchers better understand prognosis... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma Source Type: news

'Mum, have I got cancer?': Boy, 7, who helped his mother overcome breast cancer is diagnosed with a rare form of the disease
Wendy Schmidt, from Cardiff, said it was her son Morgan's 'hugs and cuddles' that helped her cope with the stress of cancer. But he too has now been diagnosed with the rare cancer Burkitt Lymphoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burkitt lymphoma risk after transplantation highlighted
Solid organ transplant recipients have a significant risk for developing Burkitt lymphoma (BL), US researchers have found. (Source: MedWire News - Oncology)
Source: MedWire News - Oncology - February 12, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news