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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666751/an-open-trial-of-individualized-face-to-face-cognitive-behavior-therapy-for-psychological-distress-in-parents-of-children-after-end-of-treatment-for-childhood-cancer-including-a-cognitive-behavioral-conceptualization
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Lisa Ljungman, Martin Cernvall, Ata Ghaderi, Gustaf Ljungman, Louise von Essen, Brjánn Ljótsson
Objective: A subgroup of parents of children who have been treated for childhood cancer report high levels of psychological distress. To date there is no empirically supported psychological treatment targeting cancer-related psychological distress in this population. The aim of the current study was to test the feasibility and preliminarily evaluate the effect of individualized face-to-face cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for parents of children after the end of treatment for childhood cancer...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664715/late-infection-related-mortality-in-asplenic-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-a-report-from-the-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
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Brent R Weil, Arin L Madenci, Qi Liu, Rebecca M Howell, Todd M Gibson, Yutaka Yasui, Joseph P Neglia, Wendy M Leisenring, Susan A Smith, Emily S Tonorezos, Danielle N Friedman, Louis S Constine, Christopher L Tinkle, Lisa R Diller, Gregory T Armstrong, Kevin C Oeffinger, Christopher B Weldon
Purpose Infection-related outcomes associated with asplenia or impaired splenic function in survivors of childhood cancer remains understudied. Methods Late infection-related mortality was evaluated in 20,026 5-year survivors of childhood cancer (diagnosed < 21 years of age from 1970 to 1999; median age at diagnosis, 7.0 years [range, 0 to 20 years]; median follow-up, 26 years [range, 5 to 44 years]) using cumulative incidence and piecewise-exponential regression models to estimate adjusted relative rates (RRs)...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663341/perceptions-of-risk-of-infertility-among-male-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-a-report-from-the-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
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Jordan Gilleland Marchak, Kristy D Seidel, Ann C Mertens, Chad W M Ritenour, Karen Wasilewski-Masker, Wendy M Leisenring, Charles A Sklar, Jennifer S Ford, Kevin R Krull, Marilyn Stovall, Leslie L Robison, Gregory T Armstrong, Lillian R Meacham
BACKGROUND: The objective of the current study was to characterize and identify factors associated with perceptions of risk of infertility among adult male survivors of childhood cancer. METHODS: A total of 1233 adult male survivors from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study who were without a history of disease recurrence or subsequent malignancy reported their perceptions of their risk of infertility compared with men never diagnosed with cancer. Survivors were a median age of 37...
April 17, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662825/successful-onco-testicular-sperm-extraction-from-a-testicular-cancer-patient-with-a-single-testis-and-azoospermia
#4
Shinnosuke Kuroda, Takuya Kondo, Kohei Mori, Kengo Yasuda, Takuo Asai, Hiroyuki Sanjo, Hiroyuki Yakanaka, Teppei Takeshima, Takashi Kawahara, Yoshitake Kato, Yasuhide Miyoshi, Hiroji Uemura, Akira Iwasaki, Yasushi Yumura
Onco-testicular sperm extraction is used to preserve fertility in patients with bilateral testicular tumors and azoospermia. We report the case of a testicular tumor in the solitary testis of a patient who had previously undergone successful contralateral orchiectomy and whose sperm was preserved by onco-testicular sperm extraction. A 35-year-old patient presented with swelling of his right scrotum that had lasted for 1 month. His medical history included a contralateral orchiectomy during childhood. Ultrasonography revealed a mosaic echoic area in his scrotum, suggesting a testicular tumor...
March 2018: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662266/thyroid-nodules-and-long-term-follow-up-among-childhood-cancer-survivors-who-underwent-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Shunsuke Shimazaki, Itsuro Kazukawa, Maine Ishida, Masanori Minagawa
Thyroid nodules have been observed in childhood cancer survivors (CCS) treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. We report four patients with thyroid nodules identified during the long-term follow-up of children who underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The thyroid nodules were diagnosed as adenomatous goiter in all four patients. The interval between the primary cancer diagnosis and the occurrence of the thyroid nodules was more than 10 yr. Furthermore, all four patients underwent HSCT in conditioning with total body irradiation (TBI) before the age of 10 yr...
2018: Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology: Case Reports and Clinical Investigations: Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662203/potent-antitumor-efficacy-of-anti-gd2-car-t-cells-in-h3-k27m-diffuse-midline-gliomas
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Christopher W Mount, Robbie G Majzner, Shree Sundaresh, Evan P Arnold, Meena Kadapakkam, Samuel Haile, Louai Labanieh, Esther Hulleman, Pamelyn J Woo, Skyler P Rietberg, Hannes Vogel, Michelle Monje, Crystal L Mackall
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) and other diffuse midline gliomas (DMGs) with mutated histone H3 K27M (H3-K27M)1-5 are aggressive and universally fatal pediatric brain cancers 6 . Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-expressing T cells have mediated impressive clinical activity in B cell malignancies7-10 , and recent results suggest benefit in central nervous system malignancies11-13 . Here, we report that patient-derived H3-K27M-mutant glioma cell cultures exhibit uniform, high expression of the disialoganglioside GD2...
April 16, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661789/late-mortality-after-autologous-blood-or-marrow-transplantation-in-childhood-a-bmtss-2-report
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Anna Sällfors Holmqvist, Yanjun Chen, Jessica Wu, Kevin Battles, Ravi Bhatia, Liton Francisco, Lindsey Hageman, Michelle Kung, Emily Ness, Mariel Parman, Donna Salzman, Jeanette Falck Winther, Joseph Rosenthal, Stephen J Forman, Daniel J Weisdorf, Mukta Arora, Saro H Armenian, Smita Bhatia
Autologous BMT is a curative option for several types of childhood cancer. However, there is paucity of information regarding their risk of late mortality. We examined all-cause, relapse-related [RRM] and non-relapse-related [NRM] mortality in 2-year survivors of autologous BMT performed before age 22 between 1980 and 2010 at one of two U.S. transplant centers. Vital status information was collected using medical records, National Death Index, and Accurint databases. Overall survival was calculated using Kaplan-Meier techniques...
April 16, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659851/causes-of-death-at-the-university-of-ghana-hospital-in-accra-a-37-year-review-1979-2015
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Edward K Sutherland, Gloria A Ansa, Frank Baiden, Enoch N B Quaye, Afua A Amoabeng, Christian Amenuveve
Background: An analysis of the causes of death in developing countries is needed to improve healthcare delivery. The aim of this study was to conduct a descriptive analysis of the causes of death at the University of Ghana Hospital from 1979 to 2015. Methods: Data were extracted from the electronic database of the University of Ghana Hospital. Diseases were grouped into three broad groups of causes of death as per the Global Burden of Disease cause list, with some diseases of epidemiological importance outlined and analysed by age, gender and time in years...
April 5, 2018: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658108/maternal-residential-pesticide-use-and-risk-of-childhood-leukemia-in-costa-rica
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Carly Hyland, Robert B Gunier, Catherine Metayer, Michael N Bates, Catharina Wesseling, Ana M Mora
Evidence suggests that early-life exposure to pesticides inside the home may be associated with childhood leukemia, however data from Latin American countries are limited. We examined whether self-reported maternal residential pesticide use and nearby pesticide applications-before and after child's birth-were associated with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the Costa Rican Childhood Leukemia Study (CRCLS), a population-based case-control study (2001-2003). Cases (n=251 ALL) were diagnosed between 1995 and 2000 (age <15 years at diagnosis) and were identified through the Costa Rican Cancer Registry and National Children's Hospital...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658062/mental-health-insurance-access-and-utilization-among-childhood-cancer-survivors-a-report-from-the-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
#10
Giselle K Perez, Anne C Kirchhoff, Christopher Recklitis, Kevin R Krull, Karen A Kuhlthau, Paul C Nathan, Julia Rabin, Gregory T Armstrong, Wendy Leisenring, Leslie L Robison, Elyse R Park
PURPOSE: To describe and compare the prevalence of mental health access, preference, and use among pediatric cancer survivors and their siblings. To identify factors associated with mental health access and use among survivors. METHODS: Six hundred ninety-eight survivors in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (median age = 39.4; median years from diagnosis = 30.8) and 210 siblings (median age = 40.4) were surveyed. Outcomes included having mental health insurance coverage, delaying care due to cost, perceived value of mental health benefits, and visiting a mental health provider in the past year...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656891/timing-the-landmark-events-in-the-evolution-of-clear-cell-renal-cell-cancer-tracerx-renal
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Thomas J Mitchell, Samra Turajlic, Andrew Rowan, David Nicol, James H R Farmery, Tim O'Brien, Inigo Martincorena, Patrick Tarpey, Nicos Angelopoulos, Lucy R Yates, Adam P Butler, Keiran Raine, Grant D Stewart, Ben Challacombe, Archana Fernando, Jose I Lopez, Steve Hazell, Ashish Chandra, Simon Chowdhury, Sarah Rudman, Aspasia Soultati, Gordon Stamp, Nicos Fotiadis, Lisa Pickering, Lewis Au, Lavinia Spain, Joanna Lynch, Mark Stares, Jon Teague, Francesco Maura, David C Wedge, Stuart Horswell, Tim Chambers, Kevin Litchfield, Hang Xu, Aengus Stewart, Reza Elaidi, Stéphane Oudard, Nicholas McGranahan, Istvan Csabai, Martin Gore, P Andrew Futreal, James Larkin, Andy G Lynch, Zoltan Szallasi, Charles Swanton, Peter J Campbell
Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is characterized by near-universal loss of the short arm of chromosome 3, deleting several tumor suppressor genes. We analyzed whole genomes from 95 biopsies across 33 patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma. We find hotspots of point mutations in the 5' UTR of TERT, targeting a MYC-MAX-MAD1 repressor associated with telomere lengthening. The most common structural abnormality generates simultaneous 3p loss and 5q gain (36% patients), typically through chromothripsis...
April 4, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650203/do-adolescent-cancer-survivors-need-health-care-and-psychosocial-services-an-indonesian-experience
#12
Fitri Annisa, Allenidekania, Siti Chodidjah
OBJECTIVE: Advances in childhood cancer treatment have contributed to an increased survival rate among childhood cancer patients. The increasing number of survivors means that more help is needed to support them in dealing with the physical and psychosocial problems following their cancer therapy. This study explored the needs of adolescent cancer survivors in terms of health care and psychosocial services. METHOD: This qualitative research used a phenomenological approach...
February 2018: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650028/a-rare-presentation-of-pulmonary-sarcoidosis-as-a-solitary-lung-mass-a-case-report
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Dylan W Kelleher, Madeleine Yaggi, Robert Homer, Erica L Herzog, Changwan Ryu
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem, chronic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology that predominantly affects the lungs. Pulmonary sarcoidosis classically presents with constitutional symptoms and computed tomographic scan findings of bilateral, symmetric micronodules in a peribronchovascular distribution with upper and middle lung zone predominance accompanied by bilateral, symmetric hilar lymphadenopathy. A solitary lung mass is a rare finding for pulmonary sarcoidosis, and with its associated constitutional symptoms, it strongly mimics a malignancy...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644968/colorectal-cancer-in-childhood-cancer-survivors
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May 2018: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644528/a-novel-semi-synthetic-diterpenoid-16-r-and-s-phenylamino-cleroda-3-13-14-z-dien-15-16-olide-pgea-an-inhibits-the-growth-and-cell-survival-of-human-neuroblastoma-cell-line-sh-sy5y-by-modulating-p53-pathway
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Syed Saad Hussain, Kinza Rafi, Shaheen Faizi, Zaid Abdul Razzak, Shabana U Simjee
Neuroblastoma being the most common extracranial pediatric solid tumor accounts for 15% of overall cancer-related childhood mortalities. Resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs is one of the limiting factors for positive prognosis for neuroblastoma. Therefore, there is always a need for developing new therapeutic moieties which can become a future prospect of neuroblastoma therapy. Terpenoids being the largest natural compounds have demonstrated many biological activities including anticancer activity. Keeping in mind the role of terpenoids in biological system, we aimed to identify novel semi-synthetic terpenoid derived from cleroda diterpene, 16-oxo-cleroda-3,13(14)E-diene-15-oic acid (1) as a potential anticancer moiety against neuroblastoma...
April 11, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643102/research-priority-setting-in-childhood-chronic-disease-a-systematic-review
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Harrison Lindsay Odgers, Allison Tong, Pamela Lopez-Vargas, Andrew Davidson, Adam Jaffe, Anne McKenzie, Ross Pinkerton, Melissa Wake, Peter Richmond, Sally Crowe, Patrina Ha Yuen Caldwell, Sophie Hill, Jennifer Couper, Suzy Haddad, Behrouz Kassai, Jonathan C Craig
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate research priority setting approaches in childhood chronic diseases and to describe the priorities of stakeholders including patients, caregivers/families and health professionals. DESIGN: We conducted a systematic review of MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO and CINAHL from inception to 16 October 2016. Studies that elicited stakeholder priorities for paediatric chronic disease research were eligible for inclusion. Data on the prioritisation process were extracted using an appraisal checklist...
April 11, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629696/non-pharmacological-interventions-for-pediatric-cancer-patients-a-comparative-review-and-emerging-needs-in-india
#17
Sujata Satapathy, Tanuja Kaushal, Sameer Bakhshi, Rakesh Kumar Chadda
CONTEXT: Evidence-based research on psycho-oncology in last three decades lays emphasis upon the critical role of psychological services for better illness adjustment, improved quality of life, reduced distress and cognitive problems among the rapidly increasing pediatric cancer population. JUSTIFICATION: This review aims to summarize the evidence-based psychological interventions in childhood cancer over the two decades and addresses the wide gap that existed between intervention studies worldwide and India, thus highlighting the need for research and appropriate services...
March 15, 2018: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629497/advanced-maternal-age-during-pregnancy-and-the-risk-for-malignant-morbidity-in-the-childhood
#18
Majdi Imterat, Tamar Wainstock, Eyal Sheiner, Joseph Kapelushnik, Laura Fischer, Asnat Walfisch
In the past several decades, rates of delayed childbearing have increased, and as a result, maternal age has advanced. Our objective was to evaluate whether advanced maternal age is independently associated with an increased risk of childhood cancers in the offspring. A retrospective cohort study of women who delivered between the years 1991 and 2014 was conducted. Elderly parturients (≥ 35 years) were divided into two sub-categories: 35-39 and 40-50 years. The comparison group consisted of parturients aged 20-34 years...
April 8, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623582/childhood-and-adolescent-lymphoma-in-spain-incidence-and-survival-trends-over-20-years
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R Marcos-Gragera, M Solans, J Galceran, R Fernández-Delgado, A Fernández-Teijeiro, A Mateos, J R Quirós-Garcia, N Fuster-Camarena, V De Castro, M J Sánchez, P Franch, M D Chirlaque, E Ardanaz, C Martos, D Salmerón, R Peris-Bonet
BACKGROUND: Lymphoma is the third most common malignancy in children (0-14 years) and the first in adolescents (15-19 years). This population-based study-the largest ever done in Spain-analyses incidence and survival of lymphomas among Spanish children and adolescents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 1664 lymphoma cases (1983-2007) for incidence and 1030 for survival (1991-2005) followed until 31/12/2010, were provided by 11 cancer registries. Age-adjusted incidence rates (ASRw) to the world standard population were obtained; incidence trends were modelled using the Joinpoint programme, observed survival (OS) was estimated with Kaplan-Meier and trends tested with a log-rank test...
April 5, 2018: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621254/il-13-receptors-as-possible-therapeutic-targets-in-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma
#20
Noah E Berlow, Matthew N Svalina, Michael J Quist, Teagan P Settelmeyer, Viktor Zherebitskiy, Mari Kogiso, Lin Qi, Yuchen Du, Cynthia E Hawkins, Esther Hulleman, Xiao-Nan Li, Sakir H Gultekin, Charles Keller
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a universally fatal childhood cancer of the brain. Despite the introduction of conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy, improvements in survival have been marginal and long-term survivorship is uncommon. Thus, new targets for therapeutics are critically needed. Early phase clinical trials exploring molecularly-targeted therapies against the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and novel immunotherapies targeting interleukin receptor-13α2 (IL-13Rα2) have demonstrated activity in this disease...
2018: PloS One
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