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Genetic Source of Rare Childhood Cancer Found; Gene is Implicated in Other Cancers
Date:4/19/2009

JA, Wikenheiser-Brokamp KA, Suarez BK, Whelan AJ, Williams G, Bracamontes D, Messinger Y, Goodfellow PJ. Germline DICER1 mutations in familial pleuropulmonary blastoma.

Funding from the Siteman Cancer Center, Children's Discovery Institute at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, Hope Street Kids Foundation, Foundation of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota - Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic, Washington University Department of Pathology, St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation and the Urological Research Foundation supported this research.

Washington University School of Medicine's 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient care institutions in the nation, currently ranked third in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.

Siteman Cancer Center is the only federally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center within a 240-mile radius of St. Louis. Siteman Cancer Center is composed of the combined cancer research and treatment programs of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. Siteman has satellite locations in West County and St. Peters, in addition to its full-service facility at Washington University Medical Center on South Kingshighway.

Children's National Medical Center, located in Washington, DC, is a proven leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury. Children's has been serving the nation's children for more than 135 years. Children's National is proudly ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by U
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SOURCE Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota; Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
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