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Cancer Researcher Donald Pinkel Dies at Age 95
Unsatisfied by how treatments for childhood leukemia failed to prevent the disease’s return, Pinkel combined them all—and virtually cured the disease.
ABOVE: Courtesy of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Cancer Researcher Donald Pinkel Dies at Age 95
Cancer Researcher Donald Pinkel Dies at Age 95

Unsatisfied by how treatments for childhood leukemia failed to prevent the disease’s return, Pinkel combined them all—and virtually cured the disease.

Unsatisfied by how treatments for childhood leukemia failed to prevent the disease’s return, Pinkel combined them all—and virtually cured the disease.

ABOVE: Courtesy of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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Orkin on Childhood Cancer
The Scientist Staff | Jul 15, 2019
This month’s Profilee, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researcher Stuart Orkin, talks about treating kids with cancer and other blood disorders.
Prevalent Form of Childhood Leukemia May Be Preventable
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 22, 2018
Early exposure to common microbes could stop leukemia from manifesting in children.
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LabTalk Podcast - Hijacking Genes: Uncovering the Cause of Lineage Ambiguous Leukemia
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Oct 28, 2021
Chromosomal rearrangements reposition influential and often overlooked non-coding elements in the genome to hijack genes and cause cancer.
Birth Defects Linked to Increased Risk of Childhood Cancer
Jim Daley | Apr 15, 2018
Certain non-chromosomal defects are strongly associated with specific childhood cancers.
Genetic Screens Provide Clues About Prognosis, Risk of Second Cancer
Shawna Williams | Apr 1, 2018
Mutations in the TP53 gene appear to influence the prognosis and likelihood of future cancers in pediatric leukemia patients.
Researchers Publish First Pan-Cancer Genomic Analyses in Pediatric Patients
Catherine Offord | Feb 28, 2018
Two large-scale studies reveal new insights into the genomic characteristics of childhood cancers.
Mutations Linked to Secondary Cancers
Jef Akst | Apr 4, 2017
Childhood cancer survivors with mutations in certain cancer-risk genes have a higher risk of developing additional neoplasms later in life, according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.
Medical Marijuana for Kids?
Aimee Swartz | Jul 17, 2013
The drug has brought relief to children suffering from cancer and other serious ailments, but getting access is often limited by considerable regulatory hurdles.
Leukemia Linked to Changes in Womb
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 10, 2013
Genetic changes that may initiate childhood leukemia could originate while the baby is still in utero.
Double the Mutations
Hannah Waters | Jan 30, 2012
Irradiated sperm of young male mice induce mutations in eggs upon fertilization, a phenomenon that may pose risks for the children of cancer survivors.