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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071630/ovarian-tumors-in-children-10-year-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-south-india
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B Rajeswari, M Nair, A Ninan, K Parukuttyamma
BACKGROUND: Ovarian tumors are uncommon in childhood and constitute around 1% of childhood malignancies. Two thirds of pediatric ovarian tumors are germ cell tumors. Epithelial ovarian tumors and stromal tumors are less frequent. We share our experience in childhood ovarian cancers, analyzing a series of cases with respect to the clinical profile, treatment and survival. METHODS: All newly diagnosed ovarian tumors in children up to 14 years of age, registered in our Pediatric Oncology Division between January 2000 and December 2009 were retrospectively reviewed...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061552/the-role-of-nursing-professionals-in-the-management-of-patients-with-high-risk-neuroblastoma-receiving-dinutuximab-therapy
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Rita Secola, Araz Marachelian, Susan L Cohn, Bonnie Toy, Kathleen Neville, Meaghan Granger, Angela Brentlinger, Gina Martin
Neuroblastoma, an embryonic cancer of the sympathetic nervous system, is the most common extracranial solid tumor in childhood. Dinutuximab (formerly called ch14.18), a monoclonal antibody targeting the disialoganglioside GD2, has been shown to significantly improve survival rates in patients with high-risk neuroblastoma. However, the safe and effective use of dinutuximab therapy in these high-risk patients requires medical expertise in patient selection, treatment administration, and the monitoring and management of adverse events...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056201/predictors-of-and-trends-in-high-intensity-end-of-life-care-among-children-with-cancer-a-population-based-study-using-health-services-data
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Alisha Kassam, Rinku Sutradhar, Kimberley Widger, Adam Rapoport, Jason D Pole, Katherine Nelson, Joanne Wolfe, Craig C Earle, Sumit Gupta
Purpose Children with cancer often receive high-intensity (HI) medical care at the end-of-life (EOL). Previous studies have been limited to single centers or lacked detailed clinical data. We determined predictors of and trends in HI-EOL care by linking population-based clinical and health-services databases. Methods A retrospective decedent cohort of patients with childhood cancer who died between 2000 and 2012 in Ontario, Canada, was assembled using a provincial cancer registry and linked to population-based health-care data...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054532/polymorphisms-of-glucose-regulated-protein-78-and-clinical-relevance-of-neuroblastoma-risk-and-prognosis
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Jiao Zhang, Jiaxiang Wang, Qiuliang Liu, Jingyao Gao, Qi Wang
BACKGROUND: Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common extracranial solid tumor in childhood. Glucose/regulated protein 78 (GRP78) is a stress-associated protein. It has been reported that overexpression of GRP78 occurs in various human cancers, and GRP78 polymorphisms have effect on the expression of GRP78 with possible function of predicting clinical outcome. Upregulation of GRP78 has been detected in NB. However, little is known about the relationship of GRP78 polymorphisms and the susceptibility of NB...
July 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039368/long-term-neurologic-health-and-psychosocial-function-of-adult-survivors-of-childhood-medulloblastoma-pnet-a-report-from-the-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
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Allison A King, Kristy Seidel, Chongzhi Di, Wendy M Leisenring, Stephanie Mabry Perkins, Kevin R Krull, Charles A Sklar, Daniel M Green, Gregory T Armstrong, Lonnie K Zeltzer, Elizabeth Wells, Marilyn Stovall, Nicole J Ullrich, Kevin C Oeffinger, Leslie L Robison, Roger J Packer
BACKGROUND: Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant childhood brain tumor, although long-term risks for chronic neurologic health and psychosocial functioning in aging adult survivors are incompletely characterized. METHODS: The Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) includes 380 five-year survivors of medulloblastoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET; median age at follow-up: 30 y, interquartile range 24-36) and sibling comparison (n = 4031). Cumulative incidence of neurologic health conditions was reported...
December 29, 2016: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035022/approach-for-classification-and-severity-grading-of-long-term-and-late-onset-health-events-among-childhood-cancer-survivors-in-the-st-jude-lifetime-cohort
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Melissa M Hudson, Matthew J Ehrhardt, Nickhill Bhakta, Malek Baassiri, Hesham Eissa, Wassim Chemaitilly, Daniel M Green, Daniel A Mulrooney, Gregory T Armstrong, Tara M Brinkman, James L Klosky, Kevin R Krull, Noah D Sabin, Carmen L Wilson, I-Chan Huang, Johnnie K Bass, Karen Hale, Sue Kaste, Raja B Khan, Deo Kumar Srivastava, Yutaka Yasui, Vijaya M Joshi, Saumini Srinivasan, Dennis Stokes, Mary Ellen Hoehn, Matthew Wilson, Kirsten K Ness, Leslie L Robison
Characterization of toxicity associated with cancer and its treatment is essential to quantify risk, inform optimization of therapeutic approaches for newly diagnosed patients, and guide health surveillance recommendations for long-term survivors. The National Cancer Institute's Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) provides a common rubric for grading severity of adverse outcomes in cancer patients that is widely used in clinical trials. The CTCAE has also been used to assess late cancer treatment-related morbidity, but is not fully representative of the spectrum of events experienced by pediatric and aging adult survivors of childhood cancer...
December 29, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028762/screening-for-thyroid-cancer-in-survivors-of-childhood-and-young-adult-cancer-treated-with-neck-radiation
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Emily S Tonorezos, Dana Barnea, Chaya S Moskowitz, Joanne F Chou, Charles A Sklar, Elena B Elkin, Richard J Wong, Duan Li, R Michael Tuttle, Deborah Korenstein, Suzanne L Wolden, Kevin C Oeffinger
BACKGROUND: The optimal method of screening for thyroid cancer in survivors of childhood and young adult cancer exposed to neck radiation remains controversial. Outcome data for a physical exam-based screening approach are lacking. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of adult survivors of childhood and young adult cancer with a history of neck radiation followed in the Adult Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic at Memorial Sloan Kettering between November 2005 and August 2014...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009650/cancer-related-cognitive-impairment-in-children
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Amanda D Hutchinson, Susan M Pfeiffer, Carlene Wilson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review recent research on cancer-related cognitive impairment (CRCI) in children, including correlational studies and interventions in which outcomes have included cognitive test performance, neuroimaging or academic performance. RECENT FINDINGS: Impairments in processing speed, working memory, executive function and attention continue to be demonstrated in survivors of childhood cancers. Children receiving radiation treatment for their cancer demonstrate greater impairment than those who undergo surgery and/or chemotherapy without radiation...
December 21, 2016: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009060/identifying-people-at-higher-risk-of-melanoma-across-the-u-k-a-primary-care-based-electronic-survey
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J A Usher-Smith, A P Kassianos, J D Emery, G A Abel, Z Teoh, S Hall, R D Neal, P Murchie, F M Walter
BACKGROUND: Melanoma incidence is rising rapidly worldwide among white populations. Defining higher-risk populations using risk prediction models may help targeted screening and early detection approaches. OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility of identifying people at higher risk of melanoma using the Williams self-assessed clinical risk estimation model in U.K. primary care. METHODS: We recruited participants from the waiting rooms of 22 general practices covering a total population of > 240 000 in three U...
December 23, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008374/comparative-proteomics-analysis-of-human-osteosarcoma-by-2d-dige-with-maldi-tof-tof-ms
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Guoxiang Wang, Zhengyao Zhang, Maoguang Yang, Bo Xu, Qi Gao, Xiaoyu Yang
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common primary malignant tumor of bone and the third most common cancer in childhood and adolescence. However, controversy concerning the ideal combination of chemotherapy agents ensued throughout the last quarter of the 20th century because of conflicting and often nonrandomized data. Collaborative efforts to increase understanding of the biology of osteosarcoma and the use of preclinical models to test novel protein targets will be critical to identify the path toward improving outcomes for patients...
November 2016: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997540/il-7-receptor-mutations-and-steroid-resistance-in-pediatric-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-genome-sequencing-study
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Yunlei Li, Jessica G C A M Buijs-Gladdines, Kirsten Canté-Barrett, Andrew P Stubbs, Eric M Vroegindeweij, Willem K Smits, Ronald van Marion, Winand N M Dinjens, Martin Horstmann, Roland P Kuiper, Rogier C Buijsman, Guido J R Zaman, Peter J van der Spek, Rob Pieters, Jules P P Meijerink
BACKGROUND: Pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common childhood cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in children. T cell ALL (T-ALL) represents about 15% of pediatric ALL cases and is considered a high-risk disease. T-ALL is often associated with resistance to treatment, including steroids, which are currently the cornerstone for treating ALL; moreover, initial steroid response strongly predicts survival and cure. However, the cellular mechanisms underlying steroid resistance in T-ALL patients are poorly understood...
December 2016: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995652/correlates-of-sun-protection-behaviors-among-hispanic-children-residing-in-a-high-uv-environment
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Kimberly A Miller, Jimi Huh, Jennifer B Unger, Jean L Richardson, Martin W Allen, David H Peng, Myles G Cockburn
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Rates of melanoma are rising in Hispanics in the United States. Excessive sun exposure in childhood increases the risk of melanoma in adulthood, and little is known about the factors motivating sun protection behaviors among Hispanic youth. METHODS: Correlates of sun protection were examined among Hispanic children residing in Los Angeles, California (N=1,891). Associations between multiple constructs (psychosocial, familial and cultural) and sun protection outcomes (use of sunscreen, protective clothing, and shade seeking/sun avoidance) were examined...
December 20, 2016: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990706/the-symptom-experiences-of-puerto-rican-children-undergoing-cancer-treatments-and-alleviation-practices-as-reported-by-their-mothers
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Velda J Gonzalez-Mercado, Phoebe D Williams, Arthur R Williams, Elsa Pedro, Gloria Colon
Although symptoms during cancer treatments are prevalent and are important clinical outcomes of childhood cancer, the symptom experiences of Puerto Rican children along with the symptom alleviation/care practices that parents provide during cancer treatments have received limited attention. To examine the occurrence/severity of symptoms on the Therapy-Related Symptom Checklist-Children (TRSC-C), reported by mothers of Puerto Rican children undergoing cancer treatments and identifying mothers' symptom alleviation/management strategies...
December 19, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979926/crebbp-knockdown-enhances-ras-raf-mek-erk-signalling-in-ras-pathway-mutated-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-but-does-not-modulate-chemotherapeutic-response
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Zach A Dixon, Lindsay Nicholson, Martin Zeppetzauer, Elizabeth Matheson, Paul Sinclair, Christine J Harrison, Julie A E Irving
Relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is the most common cause of cancer related mortality in young people and new therapeutic strategies are needed to improve outcome. Recent studies have shown that heterozygous inactivating mutations in the histone acetyl transferase, CREBBP, are particularly frequent in relapsed childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and associated with a hyperdiploid karyotype and KRAS mutations. To study the functional impact of CREBBP haploinsufficiency in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, RNA interference was used to knock down expression of CREBBP in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia cell lines and various primagraft acute lymphoblastic leukaemia cells...
December 15, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974192/gh-deficiency-in-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer
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Francesco Felicetti, Nicoletta Fortunati, Emanuela Arvat, Enrico Brignardello
Childhood cancer survivors (CCS) are a fast growing population, but late adverse effects of cancer therapies are not rare. In CCS treated with cranial radiotherapy, growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is a well-known occurrence and the potential impact of GH replacement therapy on the global outcome of CCS is under continuous evaluation. In the present review, we discuss advantages and disadvantages of GH replacement therapy in survivors of pediatric malignancies, taking into consideration the different reasons for treating GHD during childhood or adult life...
December 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968954/childhood-leukemia-and-primary-prevention
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Todd P Whitehead, Catherine Metayer, Joseph L Wiemels, Amanda W Singer, Mark D Miller
Leukemia is the most common pediatric cancer, affecting 3800 children per year in the United States. Its annual incidence has increased over the last decades, especially among Latinos. Although most children diagnosed with leukemia are now cured, many suffer long-term complications, and primary prevention efforts are urgently needed. The early onset of leukemia-usually before 5 years of age-and the presence at birth of "pre-leukemic" genetic signatures indicate that pre- and postnatal events are critical to the development of the disease...
October 2016: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940977/childhood-leukemia-a-preventable-disease
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Catherine Metayer, Gary Dahl, Joe Wiemels, Mark Miller
In contrast to most pediatric cancers, there is a growing body of literature, nationally and internationally, that has implicated the role of several environmental indoor and outdoor hazards in the etiology of childhood leukemia. For example, exposures to solvents, traffic, pesticides, and tobacco smoke have consistently demonstrated positive associations with the risk of developing childhood leukemia. Intake of vitamins and folate supplementation during the preconception period or pregnancy has been demonstrated to have a protective effect...
November 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931027/anthracycline-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-young-cancer-patients-the-role-of-carnitine
#18
Saro H Armenian
While the increased rates of survival in childhood cancers have increased progressively in recent decades, many childhood cancer survivors will have at least one chronic health condition within 40 years of age. In this regard, cardiovascular complications have emerged as a leading cause of long-term morbidity and mortality in long-term survivors of childhood cancer, likely due to exposure to anthracycline chemotherapy, and outcomes in patients with anthracycline-related cardiomyopathy remain poor. Some progress has been made in understanding the mechanisms at the basis of anthracycline-related cardiomyopathy, which appear to involve generation of reactive oxygen species, leading to mitochondrial dysfunction, followed by myocyte apoptosis and maladaptive left ventricular remodeling...
2016: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927843/risk-of-childhood-mortality-in-family-members-of-men-with-poor-semen-quality
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Heidi A Hanson, Erik N Mayer, Ross E Anderson, Kenneth I Aston, Douglas T Carrell, Justin Berger, William T Lowrance, Ken R Smith, James M Hotaling
STUDY QUESTION: What is the familial childhood mortality in first-degree (FDR) and second-degree relatives (SDR) of patients undergoing semen analysis (SA)? SUMMARY ANSWER: The relationship between infertility and congenital malformations (CM) in offspring is complex, with an increased risk of death due to CM in FDR, but not SDR, of men with lower semen parameters. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Semen quality is an established predictor of men's somatic health...
January 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922922/a-sleep-hygiene-and-relaxation-intervention-for-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sue Zupanec, Heather Jones, Lyndsey McRae, Efrosini Papaconstantinou, Julie Weston, Robyn Stremler
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbance and fatigue are common and distressing pediatric cancer-related outcomes. Sleep hygiene education and relaxation techniques are recommended to improve sleep in healthy children and adult cancer survivors. No studies have tested these interventions to improve sleep and fatigue for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the home setting. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to establish the feasibility and acceptability of a sleep hygiene and relaxation intervention to improve sleep and fatigue for children receiving maintenance chemotherapy for ALL...
December 30, 2016: Cancer Nursing
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