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In their own words: Six families share the impact of organ donation
This is the season for gratitude and giving, a time to celebrate friends, family, the end of one year and the beginning of a new one. But for a select group, it also is a time to celebrate one of the greatest gifts — the gift of life through organ donation. Mickey was born with a unique combination of congenital heart defects and spent most of his early life at Boston Children’s. He was one day shy of 6 months old when he received his heart transplant, and his family is grateful for every day since. “Mickey has shown us what courage and resiliency look like, and his transplant has taught us the true mean...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 5, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Michelle Higginson Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories double lung transplant heart transplant hepatoblastoma kidney transplant Liver transplant multivisceral transplant Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

Determination and Characterization of Tetraspanin-Associated Phosphoinositide-4 Kinases in Primary and Neoplastic Liver Cells
Accumulating evidence implicates phosphoinositide 4-phosphate as a regulatory molecule in its own right recruiting specific effector proteins to cellular membranes. Here, we describe biochemical and immunocytochemical methods to evaluate tetraspanin-associated phosphoinositide-4 kinases activity in primary human hepatic stellate cells (hHSC) and neoplastic hepatoblastoma cells. (Source: Springer protocols feed by Cell Biology)
Source: Springer protocols feed by Cell Biology - November 12, 2015 Category: Cytology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Blastoma: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments
Find out what blastoma is and about its numerous types such as neuroblastoma and hepatoblastoma. Also learn how blastomas are almost always treatable. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Mexican teen battles metastatic cancer with his family by his side
His symptoms started two years ago while on a family vacation. Thirteen-year-old Manuel Sanchez Paniagua was increasingly tired, and his stomach hurt. His parents thought he must have caught a stomach bug on the trip, so when they got back to their home in Mexico City, they brought Manuel to the doctor. Unfortunately, it wasn’t just a stomach bug. Physicians told the family that Manuel had a rare cancerous tumor in his liver called hepatoblastoma. When they went in to biopsy the tumor to confirm the diagnosis, they accidentally caused severe internal bleeding, and Manuel ended up in the ICU for a week. A second opini...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 15, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Cancer Our patients’ stories Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo Heung Bae Kim Source Type: news

Effect of chemotherapy on surgical resection of liver tumors
A study of pediatric patients with hepatoblastoma suggests an opportunity to reduce chemotherapy in up to 65 percent of patients, which could lead to a decrease in the incidence of adverse effects, experts say. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 31, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dramatic Survival Gain in Kids With High-Risk HepatoblastomaDramatic Survival Gain in Kids With High-Risk Hepatoblastoma
Dose-dense administration of cisplatin, the most efficacious chemotherapy in this setting, boosted outcomes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news