Sunday, 21 February 2010

Wear a Hat Day in Brain Tumour Awareness Month

Brain Tumour Action are encouraging organisations, schools, colleges even local churches and pubs to pick a date in March and hold a Wear a Hat day for brain tumours and donate a pound (or more if they so wish) to go towards brain tumour research.

33% more children died from a brain tumour in 2007 than 2001

16,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour each year

More children and people under the age of 40 die of a brain tumour than leukaemia or any other cancer and five year survival is still only 14%

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Disease Awareness for kids said...

Between 5 and 10 percent of babies with Down syndrome develop a transient form of leukemia that usually resolves on its own. However, for reasons that haven't been clear, 20 to 30 percent of these babies progress to a more serious leukemia known as Down syndrome acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (DS-AMKL), which affects the blood progenitor cells that form red blood cells and platelets. Now, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have found a gene regulator they believe to be a key player in DS-AMKL, advancing understanding of how the disease develops and how to treat it.