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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336639/intellectual-educational-and-situation-based-social-outcome-in-adult-survivors-of-childhood-medulloblastoma
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Virginie Kieffer, Mathilde P Chevignard, Georges Dellatolas, Stephanie Puget, Frederic Dhermain, Jacques Grill, Dominique Valteau-Couanet, Christelle Dufour
PURPOSE: To investigate intellectual and situation-based social outcome and educational achievement in adult survivors of childhood medulloblastoma and analyse factors influencing outcome Methods: We collected demographic, medical and cognitive data, and social and educational outcome at a mean time since the end of treatments of 14.9 years in 58 adults, aged 19-35 years, consecutively treated in a single cancer center between 1989 and 2005. RESULTS: Ten survivors had severe intellectual disability, 12 were still studying, 23 had a regular employment and 13 were unemployed...
January 16, 2018: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335887/sphingadienes-show-therapeutic-efficacy-in-neuroblastoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-targeting-the-akt-signaling-pathway
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Piming Zhao, Ana E Aguilar, Joanna Y Lee, Lucy A Paul, Jung H Suh, Latika Puri, Meng Zhang, Jennifer Beckstead, Andrzej Witkowski, Robert O Ryan, Julie D Saba
Neuroblastoma is a childhood malignancy that accounts for approximately 15% of childhood cancer deaths. Only 20-35% of children with metastatic neuroblastoma survive with standard therapy. Identification of more effective therapies is essential to improving the outcome of children with high-stage disease. Sphingadienes (SD) are growth-inhibitory sphingolipids found in natural sources including soy. They exhibit chemopreventive activity in mouse models of colon cancer, where they mediate cytotoxicity by inhibiting key pro-carcinogenic signaling pathways...
January 16, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333015/a-profile-of-pediatric-solid-tumors-a-single-institution-experience-in-kashmir
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Namita Sharma, Ayesha Ahmad, Gull M Bhat, Sheikh A Aziz, Mohammad Maqbool Lone, Nisar A Bhat
Aims: The purpose of this retroprospective study was to study the epidemiological characteristics and outcomes of children with solid tumors at our institution. Subjects and Methods: Three hundred and three pediatrics patients registered at Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar, Kashmir, between January 2008 and June 2014, were analyzed with regard to demographic status, presenting complaints, investigations, treatment, morbidity, and outcomes...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330268/pelvic-and-buttock-hypoplasia-reconstructed-with-anatomical-breast-implants
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Felicity Page, Ayad Harb, Garth Titley
Radiation therapy is used in the management of a number of childhood cancers and can have significant effects on skeletal growth. We present the case of a 35-year-old woman who developed a hypoplastic pelvis and buttocks following radiotherapy for rhabdomyosarcoma of the vagina at the age of 2. At the age of 25, the patient underwent bilateral buttock augmentation with a two-stage reconstruction using tissue expansion followed by definitive augmentation with anatomical breast implant insertion. The patient continues to have a satisfactory outcome 10 years following reconstruction, having undergone a single uplift procedure and exchange of implants through the original incision 9 years postoperatively...
January 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328367/tumorigenic-proteins-upregulated-in-the-mycn-amplified-imr-32-human-neuroblastoma-cells-promote-proliferation-and-migration
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Hayat Zaatiti, Jad Abdallah, Zeina Nasr, George Khazen, Anthony Sandler, Tamara J Abou-Antoun
Childhood neuroblastoma is one of the most common types of extra-cranial cancer affecting children with a clinical spectrum ranging from spontaneous regression to malignant and fatal progression. In order to improve the clinical outcomes of children with high-risk neuroblastoma, it is crucial to understand the tumorigenic mechanisms that govern its malignant behaviors. MYCN proto-oncogene, bHLH transcription factor (MYCN) amplification has been implicated in the malignant, treatment-evasive nature of aggressive, high-risk neuroblastoma...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323068/story-of-survival-in-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-sometimes-more-than-the-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-status-an-evaluation-of-pathologic-prognostic-factors-in-102-cases
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Komal Agrawal, Tanuja Shet, Epari Sridhar, Suhas Dhende, Manju Sengar, Brijesh Arora, Siddhartha Laskar, Sumeet Gujral, Hari Menon, Shripad Banavali
INTRODUCTION: Systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) accounts for 5%-10% of adult non Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and 10%-30% of childhood NHL. Owing to significant differences in survival and gene expression profile, current WHO classifies ALCL into two distinct entities as anaplastic lymphoma receptor tyrosine kinase (ALK) positive and ALK negative ALCL with ALK expression by tumour as a good prognostic indicator. However, in our institute which is a cancer referral institute, our preliminary experience was that even ALK positive tumours did not fare well as compared to ALK- negative ALCL...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321667/the-management-of-retinoblastoma
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REVIEW
Ido D Fabian, Zerrin Onadim, Esin Karaa, Catriona Duncan, Tanzina Chowdhury, Irene Scheimberg, Shin-Ichi Ohnuma, M Ashwin Reddy, Mandeep S Sagoo
Retinoblastoma (Rb) is the most common primary intraocular malignancy of childhood, but an uncommon paediatric cancer, with a constant incidence worldwide of 1:15,000-1:20,000 live births. Despite its rarity, Rb has served as a cornerstone in the field of oncology in many of the aspects that comprise cancer management, including classification schemes, treatment modalities, genetic testing and screening. Until just over half a century ago, the major treatment for Rb was eye removal, and prognosis was poor with outcome fatal for most children...
January 11, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317383/research-and-practice-based-nutrition-education-and-cooking-workshops-in-pediatric-oncology-protocol-for-implementation-and-development-of-curriculum
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Cynthia Chaput, Sabrina Beaulieu-Gagnon, Véronique Bélanger, Simon Drouin, Laurence Bertout, Lucie Lafrance, Cinthia Olivier, Marthe Robitaille, Caroline Laverdière, Daniel Sinnett, Marie Marquis, Valérie Marcil
BACKGROUND: Progresses in childhood cancer treatment, diagnosis, and management have resulted in childhood cancer survival rates of over 80%. However, this therapeutic success comes with a heavy price: two-thirds of childhood cancer survivors will be affected by further complications, including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Adequate nutrition during cancer treatment is essential to ensure the child's optimal development, improve tolerance to treatments, and can contribute to lower the risk of developing cardiometabolic diseases...
January 9, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300620/tp53-germline-variations-influence-the-predisposition-and-prognosis-of-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-children
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Maoxiang Qian, Xueyuan Cao, Meenakshi Devidas, Wenjian Yang, Cheng Cheng, Yunfeng Dai, Andrew Carroll, Nyla A Heerema, Hui Zhang, Takaya Moriyama, Julie M Gastier-Foster, Heng Xu, Elizabeth Raetz, Eric Larsen, Naomi Winick, W Paul Bowman, Paul L Martin, Elaine R Mardis, Robert Fulton, Gerard Zambetti, Michael Borowitz, Brent Wood, Kim E Nichols, William L Carroll, Ching-Hon Pui, Charles G Mullighan, William E Evans, Stephen P Hunger, Mary V Relling, Mignon L Loh, Jun J Yang
Purpose Germline TP53 variation is the genetic basis of Li-Fraumeni syndrome, a highly penetrant cancer predisposition condition. Recent reports of germline TP53 variants in childhood hypodiploid acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) suggest that this type of leukemia is another manifestation of Li-Fraumeni syndrome; however, the pattern, prevalence, and clinical relevance of TP53 variants in childhood ALL remain unknown. Patients and Methods Targeted sequencing of TP53 coding regions was performed in 3,801 children from the Children's Oncology Group frontline ALL clinical trials, AALL0232 and P9900...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299687/the-incidence-of-brainstem-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumors-of-childhood-based-on-seer-data
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Omar Chamdine, Ghada Ahmad Saad Elhawary, Ahmad Samir Alfaar, Ibrahim Qaddoumi
PURPOSE: Incidence of BS primitive neuroectodermal tumors (BS-PNET) in children is not reported to date. Our main objectives were to estimate the incidence and report the outcome of BS-PNET in children. METHODS: Data were collected using the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results cancer registry. RESULTS: From 1973 to 2013, we identified 83 pediatric patients (aged 0-21 years). Patients were divided into two age groups (0-3 years and 4-21 years)...
January 3, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244989/global-use-of-traditional-and-complementary-medicine-in-childhood-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Caroline Diorio, Catherine G Lam, Elena J Ladas, Festus Njuguna, Glenn M Afungchwi, Katherine Taromina, Stacey Marjerrison
Purpose Traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) strategies are commonly used in pediatric oncology. Patterns may vary based on country income. We systematically reviewed published studies describing T&CM use among pediatric oncology patients in low-income countries (LIC/LMIC), middle-income countries (UMIC), and high-income countries (HIC). Objectives included describing estimated prevalence of use, reasons for use, perceived effectiveness, modalities used, rates of disclosure, and reporting of delayed or abandoned treatment...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241176/surgery-of-intracranial-gliomas-in-children
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James A Balogun, James T Rutka
Gliomas are the most common type of brain cancer in the pediatric patients, constituting about 50% of all childhood intracranial tumors. This is a highly heterogeneous group, varying from the benign WHO histopathological grades I and II to malignant WHO grades III and IV. The histology and location are significant prognostic factors, which influence the decision for surgical intervention, as well as the extent of possible tumor removal. In low-grade gliomas, surgery remains the initial option and should be directed at gross total resection in favorable locations, such as the cerebral hemispheres and the cerebellum...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212418/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-childhood-acute-promyelocitic-leukemia-apl-in-saudi-arabia-a-multicenter-saphos-leukemia-group-study
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Wasil Jastaniah, Abdulrahman Alsultan, Saad Al Daama, Walid Ballourah, Mohamed Bayoumy, Faisal Al-Anzi, Omar Al Shareef, Mohammed Burhan Abrar, Reem Al Sudairy, Ibrahim Al Ghemlas
BACKGROUND: Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a rare form of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Survival rates exceed 80% in developed countries. Successful treatments rely on all-trans retinoic acid with anthracycline-based chemotherapy. Availability of modern care and public knowledge play important roles in pediatric APL survival. METHOD: A cytogenetic diagnosis of APL was confirmed in 30 (14.5%) out of 207 children consecutively diagnosed with de novo AML between January 2005 and December 2012 at nine cancer care centers in Saudi Arabia...
December 7, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210328/dna-variants-in-dhfr-gene-and-response-to-treatment-in-children-with-childhood-b-all-revisited-in-aieop-bfm-protocol
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Francesco Ceppi, Vincent Gagné, Laurance Douyon, Camille J Quintin, Antonella Colombini, Rosanna Parasole, Barbara Buldini, Giuseppe Basso, Valentino Conter, Giovanni Cazzaniga, Maja Krajinovic
AIM: We have previously reported an association of dihydrofolate reductase promoter polymorphisms with reduced event-free survival in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients treated with Dana Farber Cancer Institute protocol. Here, we assessed whether these associations are applicable to other protocol, based on different methotrexate doses. METHODS: Genotypes for six tag polymorphisms and resulting haplotypes were analyzed for an association with ALL outcome...
December 6, 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208999/associations-between-childhood-body-size-and-seventeen-adverse-outcomes-analysis-of-65-057-european-women
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Jingmei Li, Mikael Eriksson, Wei He, Per Hall, Kamila Czene
Large childhood body size has been consistently shown to be associated with decreased breast cancer risk. However, it is important to consider the effects of a large childhood body size on other adult diseases. It is not clear if the associations between childhood body size and adult diseases will persist if they later attain healthy weight. The associations between body size at age 7 and 17 adverse outcomes in adulthood were examined using Cox models in a Swedish study of 65,057 women. Large body size at age 7, when compared to small body size, was associated with decreased risk for breast cancer (HR [95% CI]: 0...
December 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207962/a-partially-supervised-physical-activity-program-for-adult-and-adolescent-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-surfit-study-design-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-nct02730767
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Corina S Rueegg, Susi Kriemler, Simeon J Zuercher, Christina Schindera, Andrea Renner, Helge Hebestreit, Christian Meier, Prisca Eser, Nicolas X von der Weid
BACKGROUND: Beyond survival of nowadays >80%, modern childhood cancer treatment strives to preserve long-term health and quality of life. However, the majority of today's survivors suffer from short- and long-term adverse effects such as cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, obesity, osteoporosis, fatigue, depression, and reduced physical fitness and quality of life. Regular exercise can play a major role to mitigate or prevent such late-effects. Despite this, there are no data on the effects of regular exercise in childhood cancer survivors from randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
December 5, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205290/clinical-impact-of-sedentary-behaviors-in-adult-survivors-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-report-from-the-st-jude-lifetime-cohort-study
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Carrie R Howell, Carmen L Wilson, Matthew J Ehrhardt, Robyn E Partin, Sue C Kaste, Jennifer Q Lanctot, Ching-Hon Pui, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Kirsten K Ness
BACKGROUND: Sedentary behaviors are associated with poor health outcomes in the general population, but their clinical impact on adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has not been characterized to date. In the current study, we described the prevalence of sedentary behaviors in survivors of ALL and examined associations between time spent sedentary and body composition and onset of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. METHODS: Participants' self-reported screen time (eg, television, computer) and activity as measured by accelerometer were used to determine activity time (sedentary, light activity, and moderate or vigorous physical activity)...
December 4, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200325/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-bacterial-and-fungal-infection-during-induction-chemotherapy-for-high-risk-neuroblastoma
#18
Sarah B Whittle, Kaitlin C Williamson, Heidi V Russell
High-risk neuroblastoma is an aggressive childhood cancer with poor outcomes. Treatment begins with an induction phase comprised of intense multi-agent chemotherapy with the goal of maximally reducing tumor bulk. Given the high intensity of induction chemotherapy, neutropenic fever and infectious complications are common; however, the actual incidence is difficult to determine from clinical trial reports. We performed a retrospective review of infection-related complications in 76 children treated for high-risk neuroblastoma at Texas Children's Hospital...
December 4, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198542/kawasaki-disease-substantially-impacts-health-related-quality-of-life
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Soultana Kourtidou, April E Slee, Margaret E Bruce, Haaland Wren, Rita M Mangione-Smith, Michael A Portman
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate the acute impact of Kawasaki disease (KD) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and to assess deterioration in the HRQoL experienced by children with KD compared with other childhood diseases. STUDY DESIGN: We merged the Outcomes Assessment Program database obtained prospectively with the existing KD database and queried for KD admissions between 1 month and 13 years of age. HRQoL was evaluated with the parent-proxy Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) 4...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198337/ovarian-sex-cord-stromal-tumours-and-small-cell-tumours-pathological-genetic-and-management-aspects
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REVIEW
Stergios Boussios, Michele Moschetta, George Zarkavelis, Alexandra Papadaki, Aristides Kefas, Konstantina Tatsi
Non-epithelial ovarian cancers (NEOC) constitute a group of uncommon malignancies and their treatment is still a challenging task. Collectively, these tumours account for about 10% of all ovarian cancers and occur in all age groups from childhood to old-age. They include malignancies of germ cell origin, sex cord-stromal cell origin, and a variety of extremely rare ovarian cancers, such as small-cell carcinomas and sarcomas. Each of these classifications encompasses multiple histologic subtypes. It is imperative that these rare tumours are managed with accurate diagnosis, staging, and treatment, to optimise the outcome...
December 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
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