Waycross residents living in fear of a cancer cluster
A 2014 Georgia Department of Public Health report concluded the childhood cancer rate in Ware County was significantly higher than the state average. On June 1, Crystal Rice's family became part of that statistic. Her 14-year-old daughter was diagnosed ...
First Coast News - Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:17

'I'm thankful she never lost hope'
Never does the idea cross anyone's mind that his or her child will be diagnosed with cancer. But that is exactly what happened to Deanna Shapshapian when her then nine-year-old daughter, Ani Ayanyan, was diagnosed with primitive neuroectodermal ...
Cranston Herald - Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:03

Hope for Mirella
In the midst of a fierce battle against a rare form of brain cancer, Mirella has shown great strength in dealing with the challenges she faces at a young age. She has PNET, a primitive neuroectodermal tumor — a highly aggressive tumor of the brain ...
Lodi News-Sentinel - Fri, 20 Nov 2015 00:12

Mutations in the transcriptional repressor REST predispose to Wilms tumor
Alternatively, inactivation of REST may unleash neural or neuroectodermal transcriptional programs in the developing kidney or primordial tissues. The clustering of variants in the DNA-binding domain of REST is particularly noteworthy and strongly ...
Nature.com - Mon, 09 Nov 2015 09:17

Loss of H3K27 trimethylation distinguishes malignant peripheral nerve sheath ...
We evaluated immunohistochemistry for H3K27me3 in 100 malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (70 sporadic, 10 neurofibromatosis type 1-associated, 10 radiation-associated, 10 epithelioid) and 200 other spindle cell neoplasms representing ...
Nature.com - Fri, 20 Nov 2015 04:33

Alexander Appeal: Family must "remain strong"
Katherine Bevan's daughter, Freya, was diagnosed with PNET – Primitive neuroectodermal tumor – in April last year but received proton beam therapy in the US after their application was also rejected by the NHS and her family managed to raise £110,000.
Wiltshire Times - Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:32

Auburn residents rally to help cancer-stricken boy
Justin has primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET), rare and malignant forms of cancer that usually occur in children. He faces six months of on-off chemotherapy at Seattle Children's Hospital, where doctors will harvest his stem cells to be used for ...
Auburn Reporter - Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:09

CAM FUND Launched to Fight Childhood Brain Cancer
Caiden had a large, malignant Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET). He died just four days before his third birthday. Caiden had shown no symptoms of a brain tumor. He displayed only flu-like symptoms just 12 hours before the ambulance was called.
Business Wire (press release) - Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:52

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