Two-year-old girl McKenna Shea Xydias diagnosed with ovarian cancer
McKenna 'Kenni' Shea Xydias, of Senoia, Georgia, was diagnosed with ovarian yolk sac tumor on February 15 after developing a 103F fever and a bloated belly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
UCLA scientists use stem cells to study genetics of germ cell tumors
UCLA researchers have made new inroads into understanding germ cell tumors, a diverse and rare group of cancers that begin in germ cells — the cells that develop into sperm and eggs. The researchers developed a protocol to recreate germ cell tumor cells from stem cells and used the new model to study the genetics of the cancer.Their findings could point the way toward new drugs to treat germ cell tumors, which account for around 3 percent of all cases of childhood and adolescent cancer.The study, published in Stem Cell Research, was led by Amander Clark, a UCLA professor of molecular cell and developmental biology an...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news