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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135108/addressing-the-post-irradiation-hypothalamic-pituitary-endocrine-abnormalities-of-brain-tumors-in-pediatric-patients
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Louloudenia Velentza, Maria Tolia, Charikleia Christakou, Michail Nikolaou, Ioannis Zerdes, Nikolaos Tsoukalas, Jiannis Hajiioannou, Konstantinos Tsanadis, Georgios Rigas, Michail Mitsis, Kyriaki Theodorou, Kyriaki Pistevou-Gombaki, Periklis Tsekeris, George Kyrgias
PURPOSE: Hypothalamic-pituitary axis is susceptible to radiotherapy, causing endocrine disorders to childhood cancer survivors. We conducted a systematic review in order to assess the radiation-induced toxicity that leads to hormone secretion abnormalities and their severity in children with brain tumors. METHODS: The data were collected by relevant studies on PubMed and EMBASE. Articles up to December 2016 were included. We selected studies which focused on children patients (<18 yr old) with brain tumors treated with radiotherapy and the consequences for their endocrine system...
September 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106752/subclinical-anthracycline-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-long-term-follow-up-of-asymptomatic-childhood-cancer-survivors-assessment-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Süha Çetin, Kadir Babaoğlu, Eviç Z Başar, Murat Deveci, Funda Çorapçıoğlu
OBJECTIVE: Survivors of childhood cancer treated with anthracyclines carry the risk for developing late-onset cardiotoxicity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate left ventricular (LV) function in this patient group and compare it with healthy controls by means of conventional and speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) after exposure to chemotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Conventional and STE were performed in 45 childhood cancer survivors (mean age 11 ± 4...
November 6, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105081/long-term-sequelae-in-survivors-of-childhood-leukemia-with-down-syndrome-a-childhood-cancer-survivor-study-report
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Robert E Goldsby, Kayla L Stratton, Shannon Raber, Arthur Ablin, Louise C Strong, Kevin Oeffinger, Charles A Sklar, Gregory T Armstrong, Leslie L Robison, Smita Bhatia, Wendy M Leisenring
BACKGROUND: Children with Down syndrome (DS) are at increased risk of developing acute leukemia and are more prone to acute toxicities. We studied the incidence and severity of chronic health conditions among survivors of childhood leukemia with DS compared with those without DS. METHODS: Chronic health conditions reported by questionnaire were compared between 154 pediatric leukemia survivors with DS and 581 without DS, matched by leukemia, age at diagnosis, race/ethnicity, sex, radiation location and chemotherapy exposure using Cox models to estimate hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
November 3, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090422/health-related-quality-of-life-and-psychological-distress-in-young-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-and-their-association-with-treatment-education-and-demographic-factors
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Janne F Halvorsen, Anne Mari Sund, Lonnie Zeltzer, Marian Ådnanes, Heidi Jensberg, Terje A Eikemo, Bendik Lund, Odin Hjemdal, Trude Reinfjell
PURPOSE: This study investigated health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and psychological distress among young adult (YA) survivors of childhood cancer and the association of these measures with treatment, education, and demographic factors ≥ 5 years post diagnosis. METHODS: Participants included cancer survivors (n = 91) recruited through the Cancer Registry of Norway (CRN) and healthy controls (n = 223) recruited from a student population. All participants completed self-report questionnaires, and the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL™) 4...
October 31, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049517/-job-lock-among-long-term-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-a-report-from-the-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
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Anne C Kirchhoff, Ryan Nipp, Echo L Warner, Karen Kuhlthau, Wendy M Leisenring, Karen Donelan, Julia Rabin, Giselle K Perez, Kevin C Oeffinger, Paul C Nathan, Leslie L Robison, Gregory T Armstrong, Elyse R Park
Importance: Childhood cancer survivors may be reluctant to make changes in their employment because of access to health insurance. Objective: To examine the prevalence of "job lock" (staying at a job to keep work-related health insurance) in a sample drawn from an established, multi-institutional cohort of full-time employed childhood cancer survivors compared with a random sample of siblings and to explore factors associated with job lock among cancer survivors...
October 19, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048571/pain-in-survivors-of-pediatric-cancer-applying-a-prevention-framework
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Amanda L Stone, Cynthia W Karlson, Lauren C Heathcote, Abby R Rosenberg, Tonya M Palermo
To apply a biopsychosocial framework to understand factors influencing pain in survivors of pediatric cancer to inform pain prevention efforts and highlight the need for interdisciplinary care. This topical review draws from both pediatric cancer survivorship research and chronic noncancer pain research to illustrate how components of a preventative model can be applied to pain in survivorship. Pain is a common experience among long-term survivors of pediatric cancer. The pain experience in survivorship can be conceptualized in terms of biological disease and treatment factors, cognitive and affective factors, and social and contextual factors...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040512/fertility-related-knowledge-and-reproductive-goals-in-childhood-cancer-survivors-short-communication
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V Lehmann, M C Keim, L Nahata, E L Shultz, J L Klosky, M A Tuinman, C A Gerhardt
STUDY QUESTION: Do young adult survivors of childhood cancer know their fertility status, in the context of their parenthood goals and screening for gonadal functioning? SUMMARY ANSWER: While 80% of survivors (who were without children) wanted children in the future, most did not know their fertility status, and screening for gonadal functioning was underutilized. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Survivors of childhood cancer are at risk for infertility, but fertility counseling and assessment are underutilized...
November 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038854/who-is-a-survivor-perceptions-from-individuals-who-experienced-pediatric-cancer-and-their-primary-support-persons
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Monica L Molinaro, Paula C Fletcher
PURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to examine the lived experiences of individuals who had cancer as children, as well as lived experiences of their current primary support persons. METHODS: Based on van Manen's "new" interpretive phenomenology, interviews were conducted with ten pediatric cancer survivors and nine of their support persons to gain a more holistic understanding of the pediatric cancer experiences of children and their families. RESULTS: Four themes emerged from the data; however, only the topic of the use of the term "survivor" and identification with the term will be discussed...
October 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991132/a-new-lease-on-life-preliminary-needs-assessment-for-the-development-of-a-survivorship-program-for-young-adult-survivors-of-cancer-in-south-texas
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Susanne Schmidt, L Aubree Shay, Harriet V King, Jordan Buckley, Leanne Embry, Helen M Parsons
Priorities for young adult survivorship care from the survivors' perspective are not well documented. To address this within our patient population, we conducted a multimethod needs assessment of young adult survivors of pediatric, adolescent, and young adult cancer in South Texas to get a better understanding of the ongoing challenges and priorities for their survivorship needs and related services. Participants were 18 to 39 years at the time of the needs assessment and predominately Hispanic. In an online survey, survivors most commonly cited being concerned about their physical and mental health, long-term treatment effects, recurrence, and health insurance issues...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983377/radiation-induced-malignancies-making-radiotherapy-a-two-edged-sword-a-review-of-literature
#10
REVIEW
Gunjesh Kumar Singh, Vikas Yadav, Pragya Singh, K T Bhowmik
Radiotherapy is one of the modalities of treatment of malignancies. Radiation-induced malignancies (RIMs) are late complications of radiotherapy, seen among the survivors of both adult and pediatric cancers. Mutagenesis of normal tissues is the basis for RIMs. The aim of this review of literature was to discuss epidemiology, factors affecting and different settings in which RIM occur.
February 2017: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983376/radiation-induced-malignancies-our-experiences-with-five-cases
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Gunjesh Kumar Singh, Vikas Yadav, Pragya Singh, K T Bhowmik
Radiotherapy is one of the modalities of treatment of malignancies. Radiation-induced malignancies (RIMs) are late complications of radiotherapy, seen among the survivors of both adult and pediatric cancers. Mutagenesis of normal tissues is the likely basis for RIMs. Till date, RIM cannot be differentiated from primary cancers. We present a series of five patients who were treated at our institute between 2002 and 2016 and were subsequently diagnosed with RIM. Out of five patients, there were two cases of sarcomas, two of carcinomas and one neuroendocrine carcinoma of tongue (rare entity)...
December 2016: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961156/exome-array-analysis-identifies-gpr35-as-a-novel-susceptibility-gene-for-anthracycline-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-childhood-cancer
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Sara Ruiz-Pinto, Guillermo Pita, Ana Patiño-García, Javier Alonso, Antonio Pérez-Martínez, Antonio J Cartón, Federico Gutiérrez-Larraya, María R Alonso, Daniel R Barnes, Joe Dennis, Kyriaki Michailidou, Carmen Gómez-Santos, Deborah J Thompson, Douglas F Easton, Javier Benítez, Anna González-Neira
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric cancer survivors are a steadily growing population; however, chronic anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity (AIC) is a serious long-term complication leading to considerable morbidity. We aimed to identify new genes and low-frequency variants influencing the susceptibility to AIC for pediatric cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied the association of variants on the Illumina HumanExome BeadChip array in 83 anthracycline-treated pediatric cancer patients...
September 27, 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942910/improving-functional-mobility-in-children-and-adolescents-undergoing-treatment-for-non-central-nervous-system-cancers-a-systematic-review
#13
REVIEW
Katherine Wacker, Lynn Tanner, Jessica Ovans, Jeffrey Mason, Laura Gilchrist
BACKGROUND: Childhood cancers and subsequent treatments can leave survivors with impairments that may lead to decreased physical performance. Rehabilitation can be an important component of promoting improved physical function in children and adolescents undergoing treatment for cancer. OBJECTIVE: To review and synthesize evidence for nonsurgical, nonpharmacologic, rehabilitation interventions for children and adolescents undergoing treatment for non-central nervous system cancers aimed at improving their physical impairments and functional mobility limitations...
September 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922050/how-to-interpret-high-levels-of-distress-when-using-the-distress-thermometer-in-the-long-term-follow-up-clinic-a-study-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-survivors
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A J Pépin, S Lippé, M Krajinovic, C Laverdière, B Michon, D Sinnett, S Sultan
OBJECTIVES: Recent guidelines recommend to assess emotional distress in pediatric oncology during treatment and in after care. One tool used to do this is the distress thermometer (DT), a simple tool which has almost exclusively been studied in its screening abilities. Given its increased used as a measure of distress per se, it is necessary to document its concurrent validity. The goal of this study was to identify clinical domains (eg, depression, anxiety) and individual symptoms associated with pediatric cancer survivors' rating on the DT...
April 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883268/acute-myeloid-leukemia-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-from-the-viewpoint-of-physicians
#15
Yachiyo Kuwatsuka
Based on various studies, the survival of adolescent and young adults (AYAs) with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) was reportedly similar to or worse than younger children. AYAs with AML treated in adult institutions are usually offered the same treatment as that of the older adults. Although pediatric protocols generally include intensified regimens compared with adult protocols, it is still controversial whether an intensified pediatric AML regimen results in an improved survival for the AYA population. Somatic mutations have proven to be significantly prognostic in AML...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878202/predicting-organ-specific-risk-interactions-between-radiation-and-chemotherapy-in-secondary-cancer-survivors
#16
Venkata S K Manem, Clemens Grassberger, Harald Paganetti
Several studies have shown that pediatric patients have an increased risk of developing a secondary malignancy several decades after treatment with radiotherapy and chemotherapy. In this work, we use a biologically motivated mathematical formalism to estimate the relative risks of breast, lung and thyroid cancers in childhood cancer survivors due to concurrent therapy regimen. This model specifically includes possible organ-specific interaction between radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The model predicts relative risks for developing secondary cancers after chemotherapy in breast, lung and thyroid tissues, and compared with the epidemiological data...
September 6, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868646/long-term-pulmonary-disease-among-swiss-childhood-cancer-survivors
#17
Rahel Kasteler, Annette Weiss, Matthias Schindler, Grit Sommer, Philipp Latzin, Nicolas X von der Weid, Roland A Ammann, Claudia E Kuehni
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary diseases are potentially severe late complications of childhood cancer treatment that increase mortality risk among survivors. This nationwide study assesses the prevalence and incidence of pulmonary diseases in long-term childhood cancer survivors (CCS) and their siblings, and quantifies treatment-related risks. METHODS: As part of the Swiss Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, we studied CCS who were diagnosed between 1976 and 2005 and alive at least 5 years after diagnosis...
September 4, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863725/clinical-practice-recommendations-based-on-an-updated-review-of-breast-cancer-risk-among-women-treated-for-childhood-cancer
#18
Yael E Derman
Breast cancer is the most common secondary malignancy among women treated for childhood cancer. This review highlights interacting etiologies contributing to development of secondary breast cancer to complement guidelines for surveillance and survivorship care and make recommendations for clinical practice. Treatment exposures determine Children's Oncology Group breast cancer surveillance guidelines; those treated with cumulative doses ≥20 Gy chest irradiation should undergo annual magnetic resonance imaging and mammography after age 25 years or 8 years after exposure, whichever comes last...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792655/multiple-pilomatrixomas-in-a-survivor-of-wnt-activated-medulloblastoma-leading-to-the-discovery-of-a-germline-apc-mutation-and-the-diagnosis-of-familial-adenomatous-polyposis
#19
Charles R Bendelsmith, Mary M Skrypek, Sachin R Patel, Dinel A Pond, Amy M Linabery, Anne E Bendel
Because children diagnosed with WNT-activated medulloblastoma have a 10-year overall survival rate of 95%, active long-term follow-up is critically important in reducing mortality from other causes. Here, we describe an 11-year-old adopted female who developed multiple pilomatrixomas 3 years after diagnosis of WNT-activated medulloblastoma, an unusual finding that prompted deeper clinical investigation. A heterozygous germline APC gene mutation was discovered, consistent with familial adenomatous polyposis...
August 9, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777701/a-pet-mr-imaging-approach-for-the-integrated-assessment-of-chemotherapy-induced-brain-heart-and-bone-injuries-in-pediatric-cancer-survivors-a-pilot-study
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Ashok J Theruvath, Anat Ilivitzki, Anne Muehe, Johanna Theruvath, Praveen Gulaka, Christine Kim, Sandra Luna-Fineman, Kathleen M Sakamoto, Kristen W Yeom, Phillip Yang, Michael Moseley, Frandics Chan, Heike E Daldrup-Link
Purpose To develop a positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance (MR) imaging protocol for evaluation of the brain, heart, and joints of pediatric cancer survivors for chemotherapy-induced injuries in one session. Materials and Methods Three teams of experts in neuroimaging, cardiac imaging, and bone imaging were tasked to develop a 20-30-minute PET/MR imaging protocol for detection of chemotherapy-induced tissue injuries of the brain, heart, and bone. In an institutional review board-approved, HIPAA-compliant, prospective study from April to July 2016, 10 pediatric cancer survivors who completed chemotherapy underwent imaging of the brain, heart, and bone with a 3-T PET/MR imager...
December 2017: Radiology
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