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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641095/high-dose-chemotherapy-and-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-relapsed-or-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma-emerging-questions-newer-agents-and-changing-paradigm
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REVIEW
Saad Akhtar
Primary treatment for adult and pediatric patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) using current multiagent anthracycline-based chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy will cure approximately >70% of the patients; >95% for early stage with a favorable risk profile and 70-75% with advanced stage and high risk features. Managing refractory and relapsed disease, however, remains a challenge. High dose chemotherapy (HDC) and autologous stem cell transplantation (auto-SCT) can salvage 40-70% of patients with relapsed or refractory HL...
June 13, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640941/phox2b-reliably-distinguishes-neuroblastoma-among-small-round-blue-cell-tumors
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Yin P Hung, John P Lee, Andrew M Bellizzi, Jason L Hornick
AIMS: Neuroblastoma shows considerable histologic overlap with other small round blue cell tumors. PHOX2B, a transcription factor essential for autonomic nervous system development, has been reported as an immunohistochemical marker for neuroblastoma. The purpose of this study was to validate the specificity and diagnostic utility of PHOX2B for peripheral neuroblastic tumors. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated 240 cases (133 in whole-tissue sections; 107 in tissue microarrays), including 76 peripheral neuroblastic tumors [median age 2 years; including 4 adults] and 164 other tumors: 44 Wilms tumors; 20 Ewing sarcomas; 10 each CIC-rearranged round cell sarcomas, poorly differentiated synovial sarcomas, lymphoblastic lymphomas, alveolar rhabdomyosarcomas, embryonal rhabdomyosarcomas, mesenchymal chondrosarcomas, Merkel cell carcinomas, olfactory neuroblastomas, and melanomas; 5 each NUT midline carcinomas and desmoplastic small round cell tumors...
June 22, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639735/neonates-with-cancer-and-causes-of-death-lessons-from-615-cases-in-the-seer-databases
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Ahmad S Alfaar, Waleed M Hassan, Mohamed Sabry Bakry, Ibrahim Qaddoumi
Neonatal tumors are rare with no standard treatment approaches to these diseases, and the patients experience poor outcomes. Our aim was to determine the distribution of cancers affecting neonates and compare survival between these cancers and older children. We analyzed SEER data (1973-2007) from patients who were younger than 2 years at diagnosis of malignancy. Special permission was granted to access the detailed (i.e., age in months) data of those patients. The Chi-square Log-rank test was used to compare survival between neonates (aged <1 month) and older children (>1 month to <2 years)...
June 22, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623045/the-risk-of-malignancy-among-biologic-na%C3%A3-ve-pediatric-psoriasis-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-a-us-claims-database
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Yun Gu, Beth L Nordstrom
BACKGROUND: Little published literature exists regarding malignancy risk in pediatric psoriasis patients. OBJECTIVE: To compare malignancy risk in biologic-naïve pediatric psoriasis patients with a matched pediatric population without psoriasis. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used IMS LifeLink Health Plan Claims data covering 1998-2008. Cancer incidence was compared with the US Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) data using standardized incidence ratios (SIR), and between cohorts using Cox models...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612477/preliminary-experience-on-the-use-of-pet-ct-in-the-management-of-pediatric-post-transplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder
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Pilar Guerra-García, Steffen Hirsch, Daniel S Levine, Mary M Taj
INTRODUCTION: Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a well-known complication following prolonged immunosuppression. Contrary to other lymphomas, there is no standardized imaging approach to assess PTLD either at staging or for response to therapy. Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is an imaging modality that has proven to be useful in lymphoma. However, there is still limited data concerning its use in pediatric PTLD. Our study evaluates the use of PET/CT in pediatric PTLD at our institution...
June 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612375/outcome-of-adolescents-and-young-adults-compared-to-children-with-hodgkin-lymphoma-treated-with-response-based-chemotherapy-on-pediatric-protocols-a-children-s-oncology-group-report
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Karen S Fernández, Cindy L Schwartz, Lu Chen, Louis S Constine, Allen Chauvenet, Pedro A de Alarcón
PURPOSE: We evaluated the outcome of children (<15 years) versus that of adolescents and young adults (AYA; 15-≤ 21 years) treated for Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) in two Pediatric Oncology Group/Children's Oncology Group clinical trials, P9425 and P9426, that used dose-dense, response-based chemotherapy and reduced dose radiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Subjects 21 years or younger with HL were eligible for these studies. Subjects with low-risk (stages IA, IIA, and IIIA1) without large mediastinal adenopathy biopsy-proven HL, eligible for P9426, were treated with two to four 28-day cycles of doxorubicin, bleomycin, vincristine, and etoposide (ABVE) chemotherapy and 25...
June 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608950/assessment-of-programmed-death-ligand-1-expression-and-tumor-associated-immune-cells-in-pediatric-cancer-tissues
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Robbie G Majzner, Jason S Simon, Joseph F Grosso, Daniel Martinez, Bruce R Pawel, Mariarita Santi, Melinda S Merchant, Birgit Geoerger, Imene Hezam, Virginie Marty, Phillippe Vielh, Mads Daugaard, Poul H Sorensen, Crystal L Mackall, John M Maris
BACKGROUND: Programmed death 1 (PD-1) signaling in the tumor microenvironment dampens immune responses to cancer, and blocking this axis induces antitumor effects in several malignancies. Clinical studies of PD-1 blockade are only now being initiated in pediatric patients, and little is known regarding programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in common childhood cancers. The authors characterized PD-L1 expression and tumor-associated immune cells (TAICs) (lymphocytes and macrophages) in common pediatric cancers...
June 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602129/from-the-children-s-oncology-group-evidence-based-recommendations-for-peg-asparaginase-nurse-monitoring-hypersensitivity-reaction-management-and-patient-family-education
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Deborah Woods, Kari Winchester, Alison Towerman, Katie Gettinger, Christina Carey, Karen Timmermann, Rachel Langley, Emily Browne
PEG-aspariginase is a backbone chemotherapy agent in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia and in some non-Hodgkin lymphoma therapies. Nurses lack standardized guidelines for monitoring patients receiving PEG-asparaginase and for educating patients/families about hypersensitivity reaction risks. An electronic search of 6 databases using publication years 2000-2015 and multiple professional organizations and clinical resources was conducted. Evidence sources were reviewed for topic applicability. Each of the final 23 sources was appraised by 2 team members...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597672/pancreas-burkitt-primary-lymphoma-in-pediatric-age
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Joao Araújo, Carlos Sampaio Macedo, Luciana Sousa
We present an the case of an eight-year-old Portuguese boy with no history of traveling, admitted with non-specific abdominal pain. An analytic study revealed high levels of lipase and amylase. Ultrasound, abdominal computerized tomography (CT), and an abdominal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), were performed. The imaging findings are suggestive of a pancreatic tumor which is an extremely rare entity in children. A biopsy was performed by opened surgery and identified a Burkitt lymphoma.
June 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597093/-pediatric-salivary-gland-tumors-and-tumor-like-lesions
#10
REVIEW
A Agaimy, H Iro, J Zenk
Salivary gland tumors and tumor-like lesions in the pediatric population are uncommon. They comprise a heterogeneous group of infectious/inflammatory and neoplastic conditions. Pediatric salivary neoplasms include benign tumors of mesenchymal or epithelial origin as well as malignancies of epithelial (carcinomas), mesenchymal (sarcoma) or hematolymphoid (lymphoma) derivation. Infectious/inflammatory conditions and hematolymphoid malignancies may represent either genuine parenchymal pathology or conditions involving intraglandular lymph nodes of the parotid glands (intraglandular lymphadenopathy and intraglandular nodal lymphomas)...
June 9, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584905/clinical-characteristics-of-intussusception-secondary-to-pathologic-lead-points-in-children-a-single-center-experience-with-65-cases
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Xiao-Kun Lin, Qiong-Zhang Xia, Xiao-Zhong Huang, Yi-Jiang Han, Guo-Rong He, Na Zheng
OBJECTIVE: Intussusception secondary to pathologic lead points (PLPs) is a challenging condition for pediatric surgeons, and few studies have been published on this subject. The aim of this study was to review and analyze clinical data on the diagnosis and management of intussusception secondary to PLPs in children. METHODS: Between 2002 and 2016, a total of 65 pediatric patients with a diagnosis of intussusception secondary to PLPs were retrospectively reviewed...
June 5, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571522/risk-factors-predicting-the-survival-of-pediatric-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-who-underwent-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-retrospective-study-from-the-turkish-pediatric-bone-marrow-transplantation-registry
#12
Volkan Hazar, Vural Kesik, Gülsün Tezcan Karasu, Gülyüz Öztürk, Alphan Küpesiz, Suar Çakı Kılıç, Erman Ataş, Vedat Uygun, Nurşah Eker, Fatih Erbey, Şebnem Yılmaz Bengoa, Suna Emir, Sema Anak, Haldun Öniz, Hayriye Daloğlu, Serap Aksoylar, Ülker Koçak, Musa Karakükçü, Murat Elli, Nilgün Kurucu, Akif Yeşilipek
We examined outcomes of 62 pediatric patients with relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma (rr-NHL) who underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The overall survival (OS) and event-free survival (EFS) rates were 65% and 48%, respectively. Survival rates for patients with chemosensitive disease at the time of HSCT were significantly higher than those of patients with chemoresistant disease (69% vs. 37%, p = .019 for OS; 54% vs. 12%, p < .001 for EFS; respectively). A chemoresistant disease at transplantation was the only factor that predicted a limited OS (hazard ratio = 10...
June 2, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566711/comparison-of-pediatric-and-adult-lymphomas-involving-the-mediastinum-characterized-by-distinctive-clinicopathological-and-radiological-features
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Lei Chen, Mingsong Wang, Hua Fan, Fengqing Hu, Tingting Liu
Lymphomas involving the mediastinum occur in a wide age range and represent heterogeneous histological subtypes with various clinical symptoms and complex radiological findings. However, studies that describe the clinical and radiological features of different subtypes among Chinese pediatric and adult patients are limited. We analyzed the clinical, radiological and pathological features of 31 pediatric lymphomas involving the mediastinum, and compared them to the features of 21 adult patients. Although several histological subtypes were identified in adults, pediatric patients presented with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma/T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-LBL/T-ALL) and classical Hodgkin lymphomas (CHL) in 24 and 7 cases, respectively...
May 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565808/rutin-attenuates-isoflurane-induced-neuroapoptosis-via-modulating-jnk-and-p38-mapk-pathways-in-the-hippocampi-of-neonatal-rats
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Wei Li, De-Yuan Li, Si-Ming Zhao, Zhe-Jun Zheng, Jie Hu, Zong-Zhe Li, Shan-Bai Xiong
An increasing number of infants and children undergo surgery and are exposed to anesthesia as a part of medical care each year. Isoflurane is a commonly used anesthetic in the pediatric population. However, previous studies have reported widespread isoflurane-induced neuroapoptosis and cognitive impairments in neonatal animal models, raising concerns over the administration of isoflurane in the pediatric population. The current study investigated the effects of rutin, a flavonoid, on isoflurane-induced neuroapoptosis in a neonatal rodent model...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557749/cancer-risk-after-pediatric-solid-organ-transplantation
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Elizabeth L Yanik, Jodi M Smith, Meredith S Shiels, Christina A Clarke, Charles F Lynch, Amy R Kahn, Lori Koch, Karen S Pawlish, Eric A Engels
BACKGROUND: The effects of pediatric solid organ transplantation on cancer risk may differ from those observed in adult recipients. We described cancers in pediatric recipients and compared incidence to the general population. METHODS: The US transplant registry was linked to 16 cancer registries to identify cancer diagnoses among recipients <18 years old at transplant. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) were estimated by dividing observed cancer counts among recipients by expected counts based on the general population rates...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556426/retrospective-study-on-the-incidence-and-outcome-of-proven-and-probable-invasive-fungal-infections-in-high-risk-pediatric-onco-hematological-patients
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Simone Cesaro, Gloria Tridello, Elio Castagnola, Elisabetta Calore, Francesca Carraro, Ilaria Mariotti, Antonella Colombini, Katia Perruccio, Nunzia Decembrino, Giovanna Russo, Natalia Maximova, Valentina Baretta, Désirée Caselli
BACKGROUND: invasive fungal infection (IFI) is a cause of morbidity, mortality and increased health costs in children undergoing chemotherapy or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). METHODS: multi-center, retrospective study to assess the incidence, outcome of proven and probable IFI (PP-IFI) in children treated for acute leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma or who underwent HSCT from 2006 to 2012. RESULTS: Over the 7-year period, 127 PP-IFI were diagnosed in 123 patients, median age of 9...
May 27, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553386/solitary-plasmacytoma-of-bone-involving-spine-in-a-12-year-old-boy-report-of-a-rare-case-and-review-of-literature
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Rahul S Kulkarni, Sonia K Parikh, Asha S Anand, Harsha P Panchal, Apurva A Patel, Priti Trivedi, Kshitij Joshi, Pushpak Chirmade
Solitary plasmacytoma of the bone (SPB) is a rare plasma cell neoplasm representing only about 5% of plasma cell neoplasia. It usually presents as a lytic lesion mainly localized within the axial skeleton. SPB is exceedingly rare in young individuals, and only few cases have been reported so far in patients younger than 20 years of age. In view of rarity of disease, definitive treatment guidelines have not been established. We hereby report a case of SPB involving of lumbar vertebra (L5) in a 12-year-old boy...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547875/primary-cutaneous-b-cell-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-arising-from-a-long-standing-lesion-in-a-child-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Hannah Song, Patricia Todd, Roberto Chiarle, Amy L Billett, Stephen Gellis
Precursor B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (B-LBL) is a rare entity and primary cutaneous B-LBL is an even more uncommon diagnosis that typically affects children. A 4-year-old boy presented with a persistent rash on his left cheek for almost 2 years and was found to have primary cutaneous B-LBL. We report this case to emphasize that B-LBL should be in the differential diagnosis for an otherwise unimpressive persistent lesion in the head and neck region and review all reported pediatric cases of primary cutaneous B-LBL without extracutaneous involvement...
May 26, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538509/clinical-features-and-prognosis-according-to-immunophenotypic-subtypes-including-the-early-t-cell-precursor-subtype-of-t-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-in-the-japanese-pediatric-leukemia-lymphoma-study-group-alb-nhl03-study
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Reiji Fukano, Shosuke Sunami, Masahiro Sekimizu, Tetsuya Takimoto, Tetsuya Mori, Tetsuo Mitsui, Takeshi Mori, Akiko Moriya Saito, Tomoyuki Watanabe, Koichi Ohshima, Junichiro Fujimoto, Atsuko Nakazawa, Nobutaka Kiyokawa, Ryoji Kobayashi, Keizo Horibe, Masahito Tsurusawa
We reviewed the immunophenotypic subtypes of pediatric T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma in the Japanese Pediatric Leukemia/Lymphoma Study Group ALB-NHL03 study. Of the 104 patients, 40 patients each had sufficient data to evaluate the immunophenotypes and early T-cell precursor (ETP) subtype. Pro-T, pre-T, intermediate T, and mature T cells were observed in 1, 9, 21, and 9 cases, respectively. The 3-year event-free survival (EFS) rates of those with pro-T/pre-T, intermediate T, and mature T cells were 80.0±12...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535175/parental-age-and-risk-of-pediatric-cancer-in-the-offspring-a-population-based-record-linkage-study-in-california
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Rong Wang, Catherine Metayer, Libby Morimoto, Joseph L Wiemels, Andrew T DeWan, Alice Kang, Xiaomei Ma
By linking birth records and cancer registry data from California, we conducted a population-based study with 23,419 cases and 87,593 matched controls born in 1978-2009 to investigate the relation of parental age to risk of pediatric cancer. Compared to children born to mothers aged 20-24 years, those born to mothers in older age groups had a 13% to 36% increased risk of pediatric cancer, the odds ratio (OR) for each 5-year maternal age increase was 1.06 (95% confidence interval[CI]: 1.04,1.09). For cancer diagnosed at 0-14 and 15-19 years, the OR for each 5-year increase in maternal age was1...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
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