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08/03/2004 - Susceptibility to Common Adult Cancers in Retinoblastoma Survivors

Compared with the general population, carriers of germline mutations in RB1 who survive retinoblastoma (i.e., hereditary retinoblastoma survivors) are at increased risk of early-onset second cancers, particularly sarcomas, brain tumors, and melanoma. However, their risks for the epithelial cancers that commonly occur after age 50 years are not known. In a paper appeared in J Natl Cancer Inst. 96(5):357-63, Mar 3 2004; Fletcher and co-workers demonstrate that survivors who are not exposed to high-dose radiotherapy have a high lifetime risk of developing a late-onset epithelial cancer. Most of the excess cancer risks might be preventable by limiting exposures to DNA damaging agents (radiotherapy, tobacco, and UV light). Read the paper and the accompanying editorial, both freely available.

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3/8/2001 WHY?
17/11/2001 W.H.O. Collaborating Centre for Cancer Control of Uncommon Tumours
10/12/2001 On November 30th, in the hall of the S. Pio X Private Hospital of Milan, Italy, the
18/12/2001 Post-meeting survey
3/12/2002 QUIZ
5/5/2002 Dear Colleagues,Notebook Veri Kurtarma
29/01/2003 New publication on rare cancers !
28/07/2003 Thyroid Cancer Treatment Receives Orphan Drug Status
02/08/2003 Breast cancer in men Kiralık Ofis Ankara
24/09/2003 GISTs: The revolution continues
28/10/2003 Lessons learned from the management of a rare genetic cancer.
17/11/2003 Successful photodynamic therapy for nonresectable cholangiocarcinoma.
07/01/2004 Gene associated with higher risk of melanoma in men
29/03/2004 FDA Approves First Drug for mesothelioma
25/08/2004 Gene therapy cures malignant melanoma in mice
20/10/2004 FDA grants orphan drug status to two new anticancer drugs.
15/11/2004 New experimental drug for myeloproliferative disorder
20/01/2005 New leukemia treatment granted FDA orphan drug status.
28/02/2005 U.S. F.D.A. grants new orphan drug designation for a targeted therapeutic for head and neck cancer.
02/05/2005 Possible targets for a multiple myeloma vaccine
17/10/2005 Orphan drug troxacitabine approved for AML in EU
03/11/2005 FDA designes interleukin 21 as an orphan drug
01/12/2005 Zactima has received FDA orphan drug designation
25/01/2006 CETT Program for Rare Genetic Diseases
23/02/2006 New research studies of multiple myeloma