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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922073/the-effects-of-individual-and-network-level-factors-on-discussion-of-cancer-experiences-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-in-korea
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Min Ah Kim, Jaehee Yi, Kort C Prince, Elizabeth Nagelhout, Yelena Wu
This study aimed to identify young adult Korean cancer survivors' individual- (psychological distress, stigma, sociodemographic variables, and cancer-related variables) and network-level factors (relationship type, social support type) that influence discussion of their cancer experiences. Sixty-eight survivors of childhood cancer who were recruited using snowball sampling nominated 245 individuals from their networks, including family and intimate partners (40%) and friends and acquaintances (60%), as people with whom they most frequently interacted...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
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...
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917267/distance-delivered-physical-activity-interventions-for-childhood-cancer-survivors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
David Mizrahi, Claire E Wakefield, Joanna E Fardell, Veronica F Quinn, Qishan Lim, Briana K Clifford, David Simar, Kirsten K Ness, Richard J Cohn
This review aimed to determine the feasibility of distance-delivered physical activity (PA) interventions in childhood cancer survivors (CCS), and assess the effect on PA levels, and physical, physiological and psychological outcomes. We searched electronic databases until May 2016, including studies following intensive treatment. Meta-analyses were conducted on randomized controlled trials. We calculated the effect of interventions on PA levels and physical, physiological and psychological health outcomes...
October 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915338/neurocognitive-psychosocial-and-quality-of-life-outcomes-in-adult-survivors-of-childhood-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Matthew J Ehrhardt, Daniel A Mulrooney, Chenghong Li, Malek J Baassiri, Kari Bjornard, John T Sandlund, Tara M Brinkman, I-Chan Huang, Deo Kumar Srivastava, Kirsten K Ness, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Kevin R Krull
BACKGROUND: Children with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) undergo treatment with central nervous system-directed therapy, the potentially neurotoxic effects of which have not been reported in NHL survivors. METHODS: NHL survivors (n = 187) participating in the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort who were 10 or more years from their diagnosis and were 18 years old or older underwent neurocognitive, emotional distress (Brief Symptom Inventory 18), and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) assessments (36-Item Short Form Health Survey)...
September 15, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914961/a-semiparametric-likelihood-based-method-for-regression-analysis-of-mixed-panel-count-data
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Liang Zhu, Ying Zhang, Yimei Li, Jianguo Sun, Leslie L Robison
Panel-count data arise when each study subject is observed only at discrete time points in a recurrent event study, and only the numbers of the event of interest between observation time points are recorded (Sun and Zhao, 2013). However, sometimes the exact number of events between some observation times is unknown and what we know is only whether the event of interest has occurred. In this article, we will refer this type of data to as mixed panel-count data and propose a likelihood-based semiparametric regression method for their analysis by using the nonhomogeneous Poisson process assumption...
September 15, 2017: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890157/the-cumulative-burden-of-surviving-childhood-cancer-an-initial-report-from-the-st-jude-lifetime-cohort-study-sjlife
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Nickhill Bhakta, Qi Liu, Kirsten K Ness, Malek Baassiri, Hesham Eissa, Frederick Yeo, Wassim Chemaitilly, Matthew J Ehrhardt, Johnnie Bass, Michael W Bishop, Kyla Shelton, Lu Lu, Sujuan Huang, Zhenghong Li, Eric Caron, Jennifer Lanctot, Carrie Howell, Timothy Folse, Vijaya Joshi, Daniel M Green, Daniel A Mulrooney, Gregory T Armstrong, Kevin R Krull, Tara M Brinkman, Raja B Khan, Deo K Srivastava, Melissa M Hudson, Yutaka Yasui, Leslie L Robison
BACKGROUND: Survivors of childhood cancer develop early and severe chronic health conditions (CHCs). A quantitative landscape of morbidity of survivors, however, has not been described. We aimed to describe the cumulative burden of curative cancer therapy in a clinically assessed ageing population of long-term survivors of childhood cancer. METHODS: The St Jude Lifetime Cohort Study (SJLIFE) retrospectively collected data on CHCs in all patients treated for childhood cancer at the St Jude Children's Research Hospital who survived 10 years or longer from initial diagnosis and were 18 years or older as of June 30, 2015...
September 7, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886882/insights-into-defective-serological-memory-after-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-treatment-the-role-of-the-plasma-cell-survival-niche-memory-b-cells-and-gut-microbiota-in-vaccine-responses
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REVIEW
Shanie Saghafian-Hedengren, Ismael Söderström, Eva Sverremark-Ekström, Anna Nilsson
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is the most common type of cancer in children, accounting for approximately 25% of childhood cancer cases. As a result of effective treatments over the past decades, paediatric ALL mortality has been greatly reduced. Chemotherapy, however, has a range of harmful side effects including the loss of protective antibodies against vaccine-preventable diseases. Since ALL survivors have an increased risk of health problems including organ insufficiencies, acquired vaccine-preventable infections subsequent to clinical remission could become life threatening to these individuals...
August 26, 2017: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878202/predicting-organ-specific-risk-interactions-between-radiation-and-chemotherapy-in-secondary-cancer-survivors
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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
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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
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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/28853979/the-effect-of-atorvastatin-on-vascular-function-and-structure-in-young-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-pilot-clinical-trial
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Kara L Marlatt, Julia Steinberger, Kyle D Rudser, Donald R Dengel, Karim T Sadak, Jill L Lee, Anne H Blaes, Daniel A Duprez, Joanna L Perkins, Julie A Ross, Aaron S Kelly
PURPOSE: Many adult survivors of childhood cancer are at high-risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Cancer therapy may cause damage to the vascular endothelium, thereby initiating atherosclerosis. Atorvastatin has been shown to improve endothelial function independent of reducing cholesterol, as well as reduce/slow arterial stiffness and thickening, yet has never been studied in childhood cancer survivors (CCS). METHODS: Twenty-seven young adult (age 26.8 ± 6...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851949/hypertension-susceptibility-loci-are-associated-with-anthracycline-related-cardiotoxicity-in-long-term-childhood-cancer-survivors
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Michelle A T Hildebrandt, Monica Reyes, Xifeng Wu, Xia Pu, Kara A Thompson, Jianzhong Ma, Andrew P Landstrom, Alanna C Morrison, Joann L Ater
Anthracycline-based chemotherapy is associated with dose-dependent, irreversible damage to the heart. Childhood cancer survivors with hypertension after anthracycline exposure are at increased risk of cardiotoxicity, leading to the hypothesis that genetic susceptibility loci for hypertension may serve as predictors for development of late cardiotoxicity. Therefore, we determined the association between 12 GWAS-identified hypertension-susceptibility loci and cardiotoxicity in a cohort of long-term childhood cancer survivors (N = 108) who received anthracyclines and were screened for cardiac function via echocardiograms...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845626/obesity-in-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-a-review
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Julia Ferrari Carneiro Teixeira, Priscila Dos Santos Maia-Lemos, Mônica Dos Santos Cypriano, Luciana Pellegrini Pisani
Obesity is a late effect of antineoplastic treatment in childhood cancer survivors and this correlates with chronic complications. This review examines the data currently available to health professionals, for increasing awareness and identifying strategies to address the treatment and prevention of late effects. The mechanism involved in the pathophysiology of obesity remains unclear. However, damage to the hypothalamus and endocrine disorders (e.g. insulin and leptin resistance) and a positive energetic balance may play a role in increasing obesity rates...
September 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843055/exercise-right-heart-catheterization-for-pulmonary-hypertension-identified-on-screening-echocardiography-in-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-a-report-from-the-st-jude-lifetime-cohort
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Gregory T Armstrong, James J Tolle, Robert Piana, Aimee Santucci, James Leathers, Kirsten K Ness, Daniel A Mulrooney, Daniel M Green, Vijaya M Joshi, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Daniel Lenihan
Pulmonary hypertension, determined noninvasively by tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity on Doppler echocardiography, was previously identified in 25% of long-term survivors who received chest-directed radiotherapy. To validate noninvasively defined pulmonary hypertension, survivors (mean age 48 years), exposed to chest radiotherapy, underwent right heart catheterization with planned cardiopulmonary exercise testing during catheterization. Eight participants had an elevated mean pulmonary artery pressure at rest (≥25 mm Hg) or with subsequent exercise (>30 mm Hg), evidence of hemodynamically confirmed pulmonary hypertension by right heart catheterization...
August 26, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837384/adverse-health-outcomes-and-associations-with-self-reported-general-health-in-childhood-lymphoma-survivors
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Inga M R Johannsdottir, Hanne Hamre, Sophie D Fosså, Jon Håvard Loge, Liv Drolsum, May Brit Lund, Lars Nordsletten, Cecilie Kiserud
BACKGROUND: The increased incidence of physical and psychosocial adverse health outcomes (AHOs) in childhood lymphoma survivors (CLSs) is well known, but these AHOs' association with self-reported general health is rarely described. AIM: We explored this association among long-term CLSs. METHODS: In 124 CLSs (Hodgkin: 81; non-Hodgkin: 43; median age: 33 years), physical AHOs were graded based on slightly modified common toxicity criteria for adverse effects (CTCAE)-4 recommendations (Grade 0-3)...
September 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822326/second-malignant-neoplasms-after-childhood-non-central-nervous-system-embryonal-tumours-in-north-america-a%C3%A2-population-based-study
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Xuchen Zong, Jason D Pole, Paul E Grundy, Salaheddin M Mahmud, Louise Parker, Rayjean J Hung
BACKGROUND: Few studies in North America have quantified the risks of second malignant neoplasms (SMNs) among survivors of childhood non-central nervous system (non-CNS) embryonal tumours due to their rarity. We aimed to investigate these risks by combining population-based data from the United States of America and Canada. METHODS: We evaluated patients with childhood non-CNS embryonal tumours reported to the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results program and eight Canadian cancer registries from 1969 to 2010...
August 16, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818733/effects-of-childhood-trauma-exposure-and-cortisol-levels-on-cognitive-functioning-among-breast-cancer-survivors
#17
Charles Kamen, Caroline Scheiber, Michelle Janelsins, Booil Jo, Hanyang Shen, Oxana Palesh
Cognitive functioning difficultiesin breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy are common, but not all women experience these impairments. Exposure to childhood trauma may impair cognitive functioning following chemotherapy, and these impairments may be mediated by dysregulation of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function and cortisol slope. This study evaluated the association between childhood trauma exposure, cortisol, and cognition in a sample of breast cancer survivors. 56 women completed measures of trauma exposure (the Traumatic Events Survey), salivary cortisol, and self-reported cognitive functioning (the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Cognitive)...
August 14, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817372/financial-burden-in-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-a-report-from-the-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
#18
Ryan D Nipp, Anne C Kirchhoff, Douglas Fair, Julia Rabin, Kelly A Hyland, Karen Kuhlthau, Giselle K Perez, Leslie L Robison, Gregory T Armstrong, Paul C Nathan, Kevin C Oeffinger, Wendy M Leisenring, Elyse R Park
Purpose Survivors of childhood cancer may experience financial burden as a result of health care costs, particularly because these patients often require long-term medical care. We sought to evaluate the prevalence of financial burden and identify associations between a higher percentage of income spent on out-of-pocket medical costs (≥ 10% of annual income) and issues related to financial burden (jeopardizing care or changing lifestyle) among survivors of childhood cancer and a sibling comparison group. Methods Between May 2011 and April 2012, we surveyed an age-stratified, random sample of survivors of childhood cancer and a sibling comparison group who were enrolled in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816639/posttraumatic-growth-among-childhood-cancer-survivors-associations-with-ethnicity-acculturation-and-religious-service-attendance
#19
Jessica Tobin, Jon-Patrick Allem, Rhona Slaughter, Jennifer B Unger, Ann S Hamilton, Joel E Milam
This study assessed the association between ethnicity, religious service attendance (RSA), and acculturation with posttraumatic growth (PTG) in a diverse sample of 235 childhood cancer survivors (CCS). PTG scores were estimated for each ethnicity, and by level of RSA and acculturation. There was a significant curvilinear relationship (inverted U) between RSA and PTG, such that moderate levels of RSA were associated with highest PTG scores. Hispanics reported the highest PTG, and both Hispanic and Anglo cultural orientation were significantly positively associated with PTG...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815860/anxieties-felt-by-ccss-after-treatment-and-the-need-for-continued-support
#20
Naoko Iwai, Akira Shimada, Atsushi Iwai, Sonoe Yamaguchi, Hirokazu Tsukahara, Megumi Oda
BACKGROUND: Childhood cancer survivors (CCSs) and their family members continue to live in fear even after treatment is concluded due to concerns about late effects and recurrences. The consequent long-term psychological burden requires long-term follow-up suited to the anxieties and needs of CCSs, which is why we have conducted the present survey. METHODS: We conducted a questionnaire survey at medical facilities in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions of Japan with CCSs who had survived for at least 5 years following treatment, and their family members...
August 16, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
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