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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719110/benefits-of-attending-a-weekend-childhood-cancer-survivor-family-retreat
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Lisa Bashore, Joyce Bender
PURPOSE: To explore the long-term benefits to families of childhood cancer survivors who attended a weekend childhood cancer survivor family retreat. DESIGN: Descriptive-qualitative study including families who had attended the weekend retreat at least once but not in the past 12 months, and who attend a large pediatric hematology and oncology cancer survivorship program in Texas. METHODS: A semistructured interview guide was used during three audio-taped focus groups to explore the benefits of having attended a weekend retreat...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717738/collaborative-pediatric-bone-tumor-program-to-improve-access-to-specialized-care-an-initiative-by-the-lebanese-children-s-oncology-group
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Raya Saab, Zeina Merabi, Miguel R Abboud, Samar Muwakkit, Peter Noun, Gladys Gemayel, Elie Bechara, Hassan Khalifeh, Roula Farah, Nabil Kabbara, Tarek El-Khoury, Rasha Al-Yousef, Rachid Haidar, Said Saghieh, Toufic Eid, Samir Akel, Nabil Khoury, Layal Bayram, Matthew J Krasin, Sima Jeha, Hassan El-Solh
BACKGROUND: Children with malignant bone tumors have average 5-year survival rates of 60% to 70% with current multimodality therapy. Local control modalities aimed at preserving function greatly influence the quality of life of long-term survivors. In developing countries, the limited availability of multidisciplinary care and limited expertise in specialized surgery and pediatric radiation therapy, as well as financial cost, all form barriers to achieving optimal outcomes in this population...
February 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692550/long-term-pulmonary-outcomes-in-pediatric-survivors-of-high-risk-neuroblastoma
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Anne Stone, Danielle Novetsky Friedman, Stefan Worgall, Brian H Kushner, Suzanne Wolden, Shakeel Modak, Michael P LaQuaglia, Xian Wu, Nai-Kong Cheung, Charles A Sklar
BACKGROUND: Children with high-risk neuroblastoma are exposed to multimodality therapies early in life and survivors confront late therapy-related toxicities. This study assessed respiratory symptoms, pulmonary function tests (PFTs), and risk factors for abnormalities among survivors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: High-risk neuroblastoma survivors followed in the long-term follow-up clinic at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center were enrolled. Self-administered symptom questionnaires were completed...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684168/rnai-prodrugs-targeting-plk1-induce-specific-gene-silencing-in-primary-cells-from-pediatric-t-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-patients
#4
Iryna Kolosenko, Elin Edsbäcker, Ann-Charlotte Björklund, Alexander S Hamil, Oksana Goroshchuk, Dan Grandér, Steven F Dowdy, Caroline Palm-Apergi
Epidemiological studies of childhood leukemia survivors reveal an alarmingly high incidence of chronic health disabilities after treatment, therefore, more specific therapies need to be developed. Polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1) is a key player in mitosis and a target for drug development as it is upregulated in multiple cancer types. Small molecules targeting Plk1 are mainly ATP-competitors and, therefore, are known to elicit side effects due to lack of specificity. RNA interference (RNAi) is known for its high catalytic activity and target selectivity; however, the biggest barrier for its introduction into clinical use is its delivery...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678061/pain-in-children-with-cancer-prevalence-characteristics-and-parent-management
#5
Perri R Tutelman, Christine T Chambers, Jennifer N Stinson, Jennifer A Parker, Conrad V Fernandez, Holly O Witteman, Paul C Nathan, Melanie Barwick, Fiona Campbell, Lindsay A Jibb, Karen Irwin
OBJECTIVES: Pain is a common and distressing symptom of pediatric cancer, as reported by both children and their parents. Increasingly, children with cancer are cared for as outpatients, yet little is known about how parents manage their cancer-related pain. The aim of the current study was to examine pain prevalence and characteristics, and the pharmacological, physical and psychological pain management strategies used by parents to manage their child's cancer pain. METHODS: In total, 230 parents and caregivers (89% mothers) of children (mean age=8...
July 3, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670761/models-of-childhood-cancer-survivorship-care-in-australia-and-new-zealand-strengths-and-challenges
#6
Christina Signorelli, Claire E Wakefield, Jordana K McLoone, Joanna E Fardell, Renae A Lawrence, Michael Osborn, Jo Truscott, Heather Tapp, Richard J Cohn
AIM: Childhood cancer survivors remain at risk of developing life-altering and/or life-threatening health conditions following the completion of curative treatment. However, no uniform model of care for childhood cancer survivors exists in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). This study reports on current childhood cancer survivorship care in ANZ, highlighting the challenges childhood cancer survivor long-term follow-up (LTFU) clinics face. METHODS: We conducted semistructured, telephone interviews with the pediatric medical director and clinical nurse consultant from all 11 LTFU clinics at tertiary referral pediatric oncology units across ANZ (n = 19; 100% response rate)...
July 3, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667671/smaller-hippocampal-subfield-volumes-predict-verbal-associative-memory-in-pediatric-brain-tumor-survivors
#7
Alexandra L Decker, Kamila U Szulc, Eric Bouffet, Suzanne Laughlin, M Mallar Chakravarty, Jovanka Skocic, Cynthia B de Medeiros, Donald J Mabbott
The developing hippocampus is highly sensitive to chemotherapy and cranial radiation treatments for pediatric cancers, yet little is known about the effects that cancer treatments have on specific hippocampal subfields. Here, we examined hippocampal subfield volumes in twenty-nine pediatric brain tumor survivors treated with cranial radiation and chemotherapy, and thirty healthy developing children and adolescents. We also examined associations between hippocampal subfield volumes and short-term verbal memory...
July 1, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657408/shared-care-of-childhood-cancer-survivors-a-telemedicine-feasibility-study
#8
Aimee G Costello, Bethany D Nugent, Noelle Conover, Amanda Moore, Kathleen Dempsey, Jean M Tersak
PURPOSE: With an increasing number of childhood cancer survivors (CCSs), determining the best model of survivorship transition care is becoming a growing priority. Shared care between pediatric oncology and adult primary care is often necessary, making survivorship a time of transition, but effective standard models are lacking. We sought to provide a more integrated approach to transition using telemedicine. METHODS: Recruited primary care provider/CCS dyads were instructed to log-in to a password-protected virtual meeting room using telemedicine equipment at the time or a regularly scheduled office visit...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632246/declines-noted-in-cognitive-processes-and-association-with-achievement-among-children-with-leukemia
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Kathleen C Insel, Marilyn J Hockenberry, Lynette L Harris, Kari M Koerner, Zhenqiang Lu, Kristin B Adkins, Olga A Taylor, Patricia M Gundy, Ida M Moore
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To assess change in specific cognitive processes during treatment with chemotherapy only among children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). 
. DESIGN: A prospective, repeated measures design.
. SETTING: Pediatric oncology treatment centers at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson/Banner Children's-Diamond Medical Center (University of Arizona) and Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology centers (Baylor College of Medicine) in Houston...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576259/-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-specific-management
#10
Nicolas Boissel, Stéphane Ducassou
The acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is one of the first cancer for which emerged the particularity of the adolescent and young adult population. After decades of poorly concerted approaches, adult and pediatric haematologists found out that adolescents treated according to pediatric approaches had a better outcome than those treated in adult protocols. Therefore, pediatric-inspired therapies have been successfully implemented in the young adult population, leading to decreased criteria for allogeneic stem cell transplantation...
May 30, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575176/global-oncofertility-index-data-gap-slows-progress
#11
Saskia F de Roo, Alexandra S Rashedi, Catharina C M Beerendonk, Antoinette Anazodo, Anne Marie de Man, Willianne L D M Nelen, Teresa K Woodruff
The number of pediatric and young adult cancer survivors is increasing globally due to earlier diagnostics and expansion of targeted chemo- and biologic-based therapeutics. As a consequence, cancer-related infertility and reproductive hormone loss is of increasing concern for both male and female survivors. We attempted to estimate the reproductive loss in oncofertility-practicing countries and to develop a global oncofertility index (OFI). This would allow an accounting of the level of urgency of the issue and would provide national comparisons of fertility loss, which differ based on the prevalence and/or diagnosis frequency and treatment variables by countries or region...
May 30, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561716/breast-cancer-after-childhood-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-it-s-not-just-about-chest-radiation
#12
David Hodgson, Flora van Leeuwen, Andrea Ng, Lindsay Morton, Tara O Henderson
Women who have been treated for a childhood, adolescent, or young adult cancer are at an increased risk for developing breast cancer at a young age, and breast cancer accounts for the most common subsequent malignant neoplasm among female childhood and adolescent cancer survivors. Risk of breast cancer in these survivors appears to be a multifaceted relationship between constitutional factors, exposures to radiation therapy (RT) and chemotherapy, and genetic predisposition. Given the significant morbidities and mortality associated with a breast cancer diagnosis, it is imperative that health care providers understand the risks, biology and genetics, recommended surveillance guidelines for early detection, and potential prevention strategies for women who have survived pediatric and young adult cancer...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557375/identifying-metrics-of-success-for-transitional-care-practices-in-childhood-cancer-survivorship-a-qualitative-study-of-survivorship-providers
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Karim Thomas Sadak, Joseph P Neglia, David R Freyer, Eileen Harwood
BACKGROUND: Long-term survival in childhood cancer is excellent. Most survivors will have a therapy-related chronic condition, yet very few receive survivor-focused care as they transition from adolescence to young adulthood. The purpose of this study is to identify indicators of success in current transitional care practices for young adult survivors of childhood cancer as defined by all members of survivorship care teams. PROCEDURE: An exploratory, phenomenologic qualitative study was conducted with key informants from medical teams involved in transitional care of childhood cancer survivors...
May 30, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546377/respiratory-care-considerations-in-the-childhood-cancer-patient
#14
Lama Elbahlawan, K Jason Rains, Dennis C Stokes
This article reviews the common pulmonary complications seen in the pediatric oncology population and our approach to diagnosis, management, and therapy considerations in this specialized population, including patients receiving chemotherapy, radiation, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Although infections cause the most significant complications in this population, non-infectious complications, including acute lung injury from chemotherapy or radiation, idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, bronchiolitis obliterans, and cryptogenic organizing pneumonia, also occur commonly...
June 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541785/long-term-follow-up-consultation-after-childhood-cancer-in-the-rh%C3%A3-ne-alpes-region-of-france-feedback-from-adult-survivors-and-their-general-practitioners
#15
Claire Berger, Léonie Casagranda, Cécile Faure-Conter, Claire Freycon, Florentina Isfan, Aurélie Robles, Béatrice Trombert-Paviot, Isabelle Guichard, Isabelle Durieu, Pascal Cathebras
PURPOSE: We evaluated the satisfaction of adult survivors of childhood cancers and their general practitioners (GP) after a long-term consultation. METHODS: The first Long-term Follow-up Study in Oncology (SALTO1) is a prospective cohort study of survivors of childhood cancers (except leukemia) diagnosed between 1987 and 1992 in the Rhône-Alpes and Auvergne regions of France. Of the 481 patients eligible for the study, 150 participated in a long-term consultation with a pediatric oncologist and an internist, after which survivors and their GPs received long-term plans and recommendations based on consultation findings...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539897/long-term-effects-of-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-after-pediatric-cancer-a-qualitative-analysis-of-life-experiences-and-adaptation-strategies
#16
Magali Lahaye, Isabelle Aujoulat, Christiane Vermylen, Bénédicte Brichard
Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) improves the survival rate of children and adolescents with malignant and non-malignant conditions; however, the physical, psychological and social burden of such a procedure is considerable both during and after treatment. The present qualitative study investigated the long-term effects of HSCT after pediatric cancer. Thirty adolescent and young adult (AYA) survivors (Mage = 23.61 years, SD = 5.21) participated in individual interviews and were invited to speak about their life experiences following their treatment and strategies they use to deal with their past medical experiences and the long-term sequelae...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534144/coordination-of-care-in-survivorship-after-treatment-of-hematological-malignancies-the-journey-is-not-over-yet
#17
REVIEW
Catherine J Lee, Lori S Muffly
The number of adult survivors of hematologic malignancies is steadily growing. This population is at moderate to high risk for cancer survivorship issues including physical and psychosocial sequelae of intensive cancer therapies. Although cancer survivorship is a growing field in pediatric and solid tumor oncology, survivorship care and research has often been overlooked in the hematologic malignancies. In this review, we focus specifically on survivorship issues related to adult patients with hematologic malignancies and provide commentary on the role of cancer survivorship, proposed survivorship care models, and the economic and health policy obstacles associated with moving the cancer survivorship field forward in this very important patient population...
May 22, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478851/-having-cancer-was-awful-but-also-something-good-came-out-post-traumatic-growth-among-adult-survivors-of-pediatric-and-adolescent-cancer
#18
Eduardo R Zamora, Jaehee Yi, Jesmin Akter, Jonghee Kim, Echo L Warner, Anne C Kirchhoff
PURPOSE: The cancer experience may cultivate positive psychological changes that can help reduce distress during adult survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer life course. The aim of this study is to examine the positive impact of cancer in adult survivors utilizing posttraumatic growth as a guiding framework. METHOD: Participants were identified and recruited through the Utah Cancer Registry. Eligible cases were diagnosed with cancer age ≤20 years from 1973 to 2009, born in Utah, and were age ≥18 at study...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458460/childbirth-and-fertility-preservation-in-childhood-and-adolescent-cancer-patients-a-second-national-survey-of-japanese-pediatric-endocrinologists
#19
Yoko Miyoshi, Tohru Yorifuji, Reiko Horikawa, Ikuko Takahashi, Keisuke Nagasaki, Hiroyuki Ishiguro, Ikuma Fujiwara, Junko Ito, Mari Oba, Hiroyuki Fujisaki, Masashi Kato, Chikako Shimizu, Tomoyasu Kato, Kimikazu Matsumoto, Haruhiko Sago, Tetsuya Takimoto, Hiroshi Okada, Nao Suzuki, Susumu Yokoya, Tsutomu Ogata, Keiichi Ozono
Although existing guidelines recommend long-term follow-up of childhood cancer survivors (CCSs), their fertility has not been fully investigated in Japan. To address this issue, we organized a working panel consisting of medical specialists in foundation hospitals. We conducted questionnaire surveys targeting pediatric endocrinologists regarding reproduction in pediatric and adolescent cancer patients in collaboration with the CCS committee of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (JSPE). The first questionnaire was sent to 178 directors or councilors of the JSPE, and the second was sent to those who had provided answers on their experience with childbirth or fertility preservation...
2017: Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology: Case Reports and Clinical Investigations: Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455130/a-nonsurgical-approach-to-adolescent-breast-asymmetry-using-external-prostheses
#20
Carolyn M Pike, Joseph M Firriolo, Nicole C Ontiveros, Sarada P Kuchibhotla, Olivia K Oppel, Lauren C Monoxelos, Arin K Greene, Brian I Labow
PURPOSE: Currently, there are few nonsurgical treatment options for pediatric patients with developmental breast asymmetry. Our group established a partnership with a prosthetic unit within a local oncology center to provide custom-fit breast prostheses for young women with breast asymmetry. The purpose of this study was to describe the effect of this experience on patients' self-esteem and body image. METHODS: Patients were administered an anonymous satisfaction survey at least 1 month after their first fitting at the prosthetic unit...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
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