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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774377/effect-of-childhood-socioeconomic-conditions-on-cancer-onset-in-later-life-an-ambidirectional-cohort-study
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Bernadette W A van der Linden, Delphine S Courvoisier, Boris Cheval, Stefan Sieber, Piet Bracke, Idris Guessous, Claudine Burton-Jeangros, Matthias Kliegel, Stéphane Cullati
OBJECTIVES: Living in low socioeconomic conditions during childhood is associated with poor health outcomes in later life. Whether this link also applies to cancer is unclear. We examined whether childhood socioeconomic conditions (CSCs) are associated with cancer risk in later life and whether this effect remained after adjusting for adulthood socioeconomic conditions (ASCs). METHODS: Data for 26,431 individuals ≥ 50 years old included in SHARE were analysed...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772082/child-symptoms-parent-behaviors-and-family-strain-in-long-term-survivors-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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I-Chan Huang, Tara M Brinkman, Larry Mullins, Ching-Hon Pui, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Kevin R Krull
BACKGROUND: How family environment and parental factors affect health status and symptoms in childhood cancer survivors is understudied. We examined the influence of family cohesion, parent distress, and overprotection on child symptom burden and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and family strain in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). METHODS: Parents of 213 children treated with chemotherapy-only completed a survey when survivors were at least five-years post-diagnosis...
May 17, 2018: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770205/beginning-at-the-ends-telomeres-and-human-disease
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REVIEW
Sharon A Savage
Studies of rare and common illnesses have led to remarkable progress in the understanding of the role of telomeres (nucleoprotein complexes at chromosome ends essential for chromosomal integrity) in human disease. Telomere biology disorders encompass a growing spectrum of conditions caused by rare pathogenic germline variants in genes encoding essential aspects of telomere function. Dyskeratosis congenita, a disorder at the severe end of this spectrum, typically presents in childhood with the classic triad of abnormal skin pigmentation, nail dystrophy, and oral leukoplakia, accompanied by a very high risk of bone marrow failure, cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, and other medical problems...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769170/design-and-rationale-for-a-parent-led-intervention-to-increase-fruit-and-vegetable-intake-in-young-childhood-cancer-survivors-reboot-protocol-for-a-pilot-study
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Lauren Touyz, Jennifer Cohen, Claire Wakefield, Allison Grech, Sarah Garnett, Paayal Gohil, Richard Cohn
BACKGROUND: Poor dietary habits are common among childhood cancer survivors, despite increasing their risk of cardio metabolic complications after cancer treatment. Here, we describe the design and rationale for a pilot telephone-based, parent-led intervention aimed at increasing fruit and vegetable intake in young cancer survivors (Reboot). OBJECTIVE: This pilot study aims to assess the feasibility and acceptability of delivering evidence-based telephone support to parents of childhood cancer survivors...
May 16, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764843/poorly-cytotoxic-terminally-differentiated-cd56-neg-cd16-pos-nk-cells-accumulate-in-kenyan-children-with-burkitt-lymphomas
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Catherine S Forconi, Cormac P Cosgrove, Pryia Saikumar-Lakshmi, Christina E Nixon, Joslyn Foley, John Michael Ong'echa, Juliana A Otieno, Galit Alter, Christian Münz, Ann M Moormann
Natural killer (NK) cells are critical for restricting viral infections and mediating tumor immunosurveillance. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and Plasmodium falciparum malaria are known risk factors for endemic Burkitt lymphoma (eBL), the most common childhood cancer in equatorial Africa. To date, the composition and function of NK cells have not been evaluated in eBL etiology or pathogenesis. Therefore, using multiparameter flow cytometry and in vitro killing assays, we compared NK cells from healthy children and children diagnosed with eBL in Kenya...
May 22, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764408/congenital-rhabdomyosarcoma-a-different-clinical-presentation-in-two-cases
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Ida Russo, Virginia Di Paolo, Carmelo Gurnari, Angela Mastronuzzi, Francesca Del Bufalo, Pier Luigi Di Paolo, Angela Di Giannatale, Renata Boldrini, Giuseppe Maria Milano
BACKGROUND: Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), one of the most common soft tissue sarcomas of childhood, is very rare in the neonatal period (0.4-2% of cases). In order to gain a deeper understanding of this disease at such age, patient and tumor features, as well as treatment modality and outcome need to be reported. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe two cases with congenital RMS treated at Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital between 2000 and 2016. They represent only 2.24% of all RMS patients diagnosed during that period in our Institution; this data is in agreement with the incidence reported in the literature...
May 15, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763379/hypothyroidism-after-radiation-therapy-for-childhood-cancer-a-report-from-the-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
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Peter D Inskip, Lene H S Veiga, Alina V Brenner, Alice J Sigurdson, Evgenia Ostroumova, Eric J Chow, Marilyn Stovall, Susan A Smith, Rita E Weathers, Wendy Leisenring, Leslie L Robison, Gregory T Armstrong, Charles A Sklar, Jay H Lubin
While thyroid cancer risks from exposure to ionizing radiation early in life are well characterized quantitatively, the association of radiation with nonmalignant, functional thyroid disorders has been less studied. Here, we report on a risk analysis study of hypothyroidism with radiation dose to the thyroid gland and the hypothalamic-pituitary axis among survivors of childhood cancer. Utilizing data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, a cohort of 14,364 five-year survivors of childhood cancer diagnosed at 26 hospitals in the U...
May 15, 2018: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759558/the-influence-of-genetic-variation-on-late-toxicities-in-childhood-cancer-survivors-a-review
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REVIEW
E Clemens, A L F van der Kooi, L Broer, E van Dulmen-den Broeder, H Visscher, L Kremer, W Tissing, J Loonen, C M Ronckers, S M F Pluijm, S J C M M Neggers, O Zolk, T Langer, A Am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, C L Wilson, M M Hudson, B Carleton, J S E Laven, A G Uitterlinden, M M van den Heuvel-Eibrink
INTRODUCTION: The variability in late toxicities among childhood cancer survivors (CCS) is only partially explained by treatment and baseline patient characteristics. Inter-individual variability in the association between treatment exposure and risk of late toxicity suggests that genetic variation possibly modifies this association. We reviewed the available literature on genetic susceptibility of late toxicity after childhood cancer treatment related to components of metabolic syndrome, bone mineral density, gonadal impairment and hearing impairment...
June 2018: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759018/accelerating-pediatric-cancer-drug-development-challenges-and-opportunities-for-pediatric-master-protocols
#9
Tahira Khan, Mark Stewart, Samuel Blackman, Raphaël Rousseau, Martha Donoghue, Kenneth Cohen, Nita Seibel, Mark Fleury, Bouchra Benettaib, Raleigh Malik, Gilles Vassal, Gregory Reaman
Although outcomes for children with cancer have significantly improved over the past 40 years, there has been little progress in the treatment of some pediatric cancers, particularly when advanced. Additionally, clinical trial options and availability are often insufficient. Improved genomic and immunologic understanding of pediatric cancers, combined with innovative clinical trial designs, may provide an enhanced opportunity to study childhood cancers. Master protocols, which incorporate the use of precision medicine approaches, coupled with the ability to quickly assess the safety and effectiveness of new therapies, have the potential to accelerate early-phase clinical testing of novel therapeutics and which may result in more rapid approval of new drugs for children with cancer...
January 1, 2018: Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742882/pediatric-high-grade-gliomas-in-the-context-of-cancer-predisposition-syndromes
#10
REVIEW
Orli Michaeli, Uri Tabori
Germline mutations in cancer causing genes result in high risk of developing cancer throughout life. These cancer predisposition syndromes (CPS) are especially prevalent in childhood brain tumors and impact both the patient's and other family members' survival. Knowledge of specific CPS may alter the management of the cancer, offer novel targeted therapies which may improve survival for these patients, and enables early detection of other malignancies. This review focuses on the role of CPS in pediatric high grade gliomas (PHGG), the deadliest group of childhood brain tumors...
May 2018: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742278/conditional-relative-survival-among-long-term-survivors-of-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancers
#11
Chelsea Anderson, Andrew B Smitherman, Hazel B Nichols
BACKGROUND: Many studies have examined long-term outcomes after childhood cancer, but few address outcomes for adolescent and young adult (AYA; those aged 15-39 years) cancer survivors. Conditional survival reflects changing mortality risk with time since cancer diagnosis and is a useful measure for planning long-term follow-up care. METHODS: Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry 9 database, the authors identified a cohort of AYA patients diagnosed with a first malignant cancer between 1973 and 2009 and followed through 2014...
May 9, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737912/an-overview-of-disparities-in-childhood-cancer-report-on-the-inaugural-symposium-on-childhood-cancer-health-disparities-houston-texas-2016
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Michael E Scheurer, Philip J Lupo, Joachim Schüz, Logan G Spector, Joseph L Wiemels, Richard Aplenc, M Monica Gramatges, Joshua D Schiffman, Maria S Pombo-de-Oliveira, Jun J Yang, Julia E Heck, Catherine Metayer, Manuela A Orjuela-Grimm, Kira Bona, Paula Aristizabal, Mary T Austin, Karen R Rabin, Heidi V Russell, David G Poplack
The Inaugural Symposium on Childhood Cancer Health Disparities was held in Houston, Texas, on November 2, 2016. The symposium was attended by 109 scientists and clinicians from diverse disciplinary backgrounds with interests in pediatric cancer disparities and focused on reviewing our current knowledge of disparities in cancer risk and outcomes for select childhood cancers. Following a full day of topical sessions, everyone participated in a brainstorming session to develop a working strategy for the continued expansion of research in this area...
May 8, 2018: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734694/hearing-loss-in-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-treated-with-radiotherapy
#13
Amber Khan, Amy Budnick, Dana Barnea, Darren R Feldman, Kevin C Oeffinger, Emily S Tonorezos
The ototoxic effects of radiotherapy have been poorly characterized. We examined adult survivors of childhood cancer who were treated with radiotherapy, which included the head, before the age of 22 years and between 1952 and 2016. Those who received platinum chemotherapy were excluded. Demographic, diagnosis, and treatment outcomes were captured. Audiograms were graded using the Chang and International Society of Paediatric Oncology ototoxicity (SIOP) scales. Among 276 patients with a history of radiation to sites that included the brain, orbit, nasopharynx, and total body irradiation, the median age at treatment was 10...
May 4, 2018: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734249/endoglin-is-highly-expressed-in-human-mast-cells
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Suéllen Trentin Brum, Ana Paula Demasi, Rafael Fantelli Stelini, Maria Letícia Cintra, Vera Cavalcanti de Araujo, Andresa Borges Soares
Endoglin, known to be expressed in proliferating vessels, is of worth when evaluating microvessel density as a prognostic factor in many types of malignancies, including some subtypes of leukemia cells. In childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, endoglin is associated with adverse outcome. In bone marrow, endoglin identifies the repopulating hematopoietic stem cells. Mast cells are a component of normal tissue and play an important role in the regulation of several processes, including inflammation and neoplasia...
May 4, 2018: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722481/randomized-web-based-physical-activity-intervention-in-adolescent-survivors-of-childhood-cancer
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Carrie R Howell, Kevin R Krull, Robyn E Partin, Nina S Kadan-Lottick, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Kirsten K Ness
BACKGROUND: Healthy lifestyle choices, including participation in regular physical activity, may improve health outcomes in survivors of childhood cancer. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a web-delivered physical activity intervention among adolescent survivors to increase moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and improve fitness and neurocognitive and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) over 24 weeks. PROCEDURE: This randomized controlled trial was conducted among survivors (aged ≥11 to <15 years) treated at a single institution...
May 3, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722363/pediatric-kaposi-sarcoma-in-context-of-the-hiv-epidemic-in-sub-saharan-africa-current-perspectives
#16
REVIEW
Nader Kim El-Mallawany, Casey L McAtee, Liane R Campbell, Peter N Kazembe
The global experience with pediatric Kaposi sarcoma (KS) has evolved immensely since the onset of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). In this review, current perspectives on childhood KS are discussed in the context of the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Endemic (HIV-unrelated) KS was first described over 50 years ago in central and eastern Africa, regions where human herpesvirus-8, the causative agent of KS, is endemic. With the alarming rise in HIV prevalence over the past few decades, KS has become not only the most common HIV-related malignancy in Africa, but also one of the most common overall childhood cancers throughout the central, eastern, and southern regions of the continent...
2018: Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719080/lymphovenous-anastomosis-and-debulking-procedure-for-treatment-of-combined-severe-lower-extremity-and-genital-lymphedema-a-case-report
#17
Mario F Scaglioni, Semra Uyulmaz
Lymphedema most commonly occurs after cancer treatment and can affect limbs and genitalia. Genital lymphedema (GL) is a rare condition and can be disabling psychologically and physically. It often occurs along with lower extremity lymphedema (LEL). Conservative and physiologic reconstructive surgery such as lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA) offer good treatment options for LEL. GL however remains a reconstructive dilemma. The most effective surgical therapies in advanced GL are still debulking procedures in properly selected patients...
May 2, 2018: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700636/results-of-a-phase-ii-trial-for-high-risk-neuroblastoma-treatment-protocol-jn-h-07-a-report-from-the-japan-childhood-cancer-group-neuroblastoma-committee-jnbsg
#18
Tomoro Hishiki, Kimikazu Matsumoto, Miki Ohira, Takehiko Kamijo, Hiroyuki Shichino, Tatsuo Kuroda, Akihiro Yoneda, Toshinori Soejima, Atsuko Nakazawa, Tetsuya Takimoto, Isao Yokota, Satoshi Teramukai, Hideto Takahashi, Takashi Fukushima, Takashi Kaneko, Junichi Hara, Michio Kaneko, Hitoshi Ikeda, Tatsuro Tajiri, Akira Nakagawara
BACKGROUND: The Japanese Children's Cancer Group (JCCG) Neuroblastoma Committee (JNBSG) conducted a phase II clinical trial for high-risk neuroblastoma treatment. We report the result of the protocol treatment and associated genomic aberration studies. METHODS: JN-H-07 was a single-arm, late phase II trial for high-risk neuroblastoma treatment with open enrollment from June 2007 to February 2009. Eligible patients underwent five courses of induction chemotherapy followed by high-dose chemotherapy with hematopoietic stem cell rescue...
April 26, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691848/children-sustain-high-levels-of-skin-dna-photodamage-with-a-modest-increase-of-serum-25-oh-d-3-after-a-summer-holiday-in-northern-europe
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J Narbutt, P A Philipsen, A Lesiak, T Sandberg Liljendahl, D Segerbäck, J Heydenreich, D Chlebna-Sokol, P Olsen, G I Harrison, A Pearson, K Baczynska, M Rogowski-Tylman, H C Wulf, A R Young
BACKGROUND: Childhood solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure increases the risk of skin cancer in adulthood, which is associated with mutations caused by UVR-induced cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPD). Solar UVR is also the main source of vitamin D, essential for healthy bone development in children. OBJECTIVES: The impact of a 12-day Baltic Sea (54o N) beach holiday on serum 25-dihydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D3 ) and CPD was assessed in 32 healthy Polish children (skin types I-IV)...
April 24, 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689482/adventure-based-training-to-promote-physical-activity-and-reduce-fatigue-among-childhood-cancer-survivors-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
William H C Li, K Y Ho, K K W Lam, H S Lam, S Y Chui, Godfrey C F Chan, A T Cheung, L L K Ho, O K Chung
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most distressing symptoms reported by childhood cancer survivors. Despite the body of evidence that regular physical activity helps alleviate cancer-related fatigue, insufficient participation in physical activity is frequently observed among childhood cancer survivors. OBJECTIVES: This study examined the effectiveness of an adventure-based training programme in promoting physical activity, reducing fatigue, and enhancing self-efficacy and quality of life among Hong Kong Chinese childhood cancer survivors...
April 14, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
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