Deviation from radiation treatment protocol in young children being treated for brain neoplasms was associated with decreased overall survival.
Pediatric cancer patients report high levels of suffering early in treatment and most were not opposed to early palliative care involvement.
The site of cancer care may partially explain survival differences between children and AYAs with ALL.
[Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma] This research examines the medical challenges presented by pediatric hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
Pediatric patients and their parents tend to overestimate adherence to anticancer medicine regimen.
Research from St Jude Children's Research Hospital reveals that acute megakaryoblastic leukemia can be divided into several subgroups with varying prognoses, particularly for children without Down syndrome.
Three specific genetic alterations may help identify pediatric patients with AMKL at high risk who may benefit from allogeneic stem cell transplants.
[OncoTargets and Therapy] This research presents an overview of patient and disease management in pediatric pediatric papillary thyroid (PTC) patients.
New Oral Therapy Shows Promise Against Neurofibromatosis Type 1-Related Plexiform Neurofibromatomas in ChildrenJanuary 03, 2017
In this clinical trial, researchers determined the safety and efficacy of selumetinib, a selective MEK inhibitor, in children with NF1-related neurofibromas.
Study results indicate that herpetic cytomegalovirus infection prior to birth subjects the child to increased odds of developing pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Using the Kessler nonspecific mental/psychological distress scale, investigators examined whether AYA cancer survivor experienced greater mental distress and assessed their access to mental health care.
Studies of end-of-life (EOL) care for pediatric patients have been limited to single institutions or lacked detailed clinical data. Therefore, researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study to examine predictor of, and trends in, high-intensity EOL care in this patient population.
Despite the use of adjuvant chemotherapy, deferral of postoperative radiotherapy is associated with worse survival in pediatric patients with medulloblastoma.
The experimental treatment LOXO-101 led to remarkable improvement for a 20-month-old girl whose rare pediatric cancer did not respond to surgery or chemotherapy.
Researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center sought to assess the effects of treatment for brain tumors in children over 10 years of follow-up.
Precision medicine may help doctors determine the best treatment options for children with rare, aggressive, and advanced cancer. Information from a patient's entire genome helped personalize treatment options for children with cancer, according to a new study.
Children with Wilm's tumor who are at low risk for relapse can be given less intensive treatment by omitting doxorubicin from the treatment regimen.
Parents of children with cancer appear to need, want, and often access bereavement mental health services after the death of their child.
Modifying pediatric cancer treatments may reduce occurrence of late effects and promoting early detection, indicated data from a 5-year analysis of childhood cancers survivors presented at ASCO 2015.
There has been a 36% increase in the number of pediatric patients who are being treated with proton therapy for cancer.
Gene-regulating drugs may be effective at treating diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG), research indicates.
Certain treatments used to treat children with cancer may increase their risk for obesity later in life.
A series of statistical analyses have identified both the Miami metro area and an area west of the Everglades as having unusually high rates of pediatric cancers.
A recent study examined symptom distress in children living with advanced cancer, and found that a majority experience high symptom distress.
A model was created to address the challenges of educating staff that care for both adult and pediatric patients.
A program improves the transition from pediatric to adult survivorship care has had a 100% increase in referrals.
Treatment guidelines for pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma issued by the International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group (ILROG)April 01, 2015
The International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group (ILROG) has issued a guideline outlining use of 3-D computed tomography (CT)-based radiation therapy planning.
Prevalence of childhood cancer survivors is increasing, and those who survived at least 5 years beyond diagnosis have at least one comorbidity.
Breastfeeding a child may reduce that child's risk of developing pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
Working with cells taken from children with a rare form of brain cancer, scientists have identified a genetic pathway that may spur cancer cell growth and resistance to anticancer treatment.
- Immunotherapy May Benefit Some Patients with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma
- Screening Recommendations for Children with Common Cancer Predisposition Syndromes
- Significance of Prostate Cancer Treatment-Related Factors Differ in Black, White Men
- New Study Questions Standard Dosage for Treating Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
- Superior Tolerability, Efficacy With Alectinib in Treatment-Naïve ALK-poistive NSCLC
- Survivorship Care Plans: Providing A Blueprint for Health Care After Cancer
- Cancer Recurrence Fear Reduced by Novel Psychological Intervention
- Multifaceted Role of the Nurse Navigator Includes Palliative, Supportive Care
- Patient Navigators Found to Boost Lung Cancer Screening Rates
- Lack of Transfusion Services a Barrier to Hospice Care for Patients With Blood Cancers
- Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis Also a Result of Screening Mammography Programs
- Use of Aspirin, NSAIDs Correlates with Improved Overall Survival in Colorectal Cancer
- Cancer Risk Not Increased by Childhood Exposure to Diagnostic Radiation
- Aspirin Use May Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Women with Diabetes
- Ethnic Differences, Cultural Barriers Negatively Impact Mammography Follow-up Among Asian Ethnic Groups
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