See also our related blogs for the Keller Laboratory and the Pediatric Preclinical Testing Initiative.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Miles Alpern Levin Memorial Lectureship

We are grateful to Dr. Thomas Rando, Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences at Stanford University, for having presented the second annual Miles Alpern Levin Memorial Lectureship with his seminar entitled, "Molecular Regulation of Stem Cell Quiescence".  This topic, activation vs quiescence of muscle stem cells and progenitors, is very much relevant to the study of childhood muscle cancers, such as the alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma that affected Miles.  Below is the video that introduced Miles' life.  

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Test Your Knowledge on Adolescents & Young Adults with Cancer

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April 2-8th is National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week (NYACAW). What better way to celebrate than to share some facts about this special population of 15 to 39 year olds affected by cancer?
Did you know?
  • Every year 70,000 people between the ages of 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer.
  • That makes AYAs more likely to have cancer than their childhood counterparts.
  • Survival rates for adolescent and young adults have lagged behind the steady improvement for children and older adults.
  • AYAs have special needs such as fertility preservation consultations, and unique psychosocial concerns.
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute has the only AYA Oncology Program in the state of Oregon.
Now that you’ve got some facts, test your knowledge against the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Adolescent and Young Adults with Cancer Quiz. Don’t forget to check out the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute AYA Oncology Program website to find out what we do and how we can help you or someone you love.