Cancer News: Childhood
A study has shown that paediatric cancer patients who are obese may have improved treatment outcomes if they follow a diet and exercise.
The US FDA has approved the first gene therapy for use against a type of blood cancer in the United States.
Childhood cancer survivors tend to have a poor diet during their adult life. This can lead to a higher risk of developing serious illnesses.
Topotecan-based triple-drug chemotherapy as a first line therapy can be used for patients with retinoblastoma.
The cardioprotective drug dexrazoxane may prevent the chemotherapy-related heart damage of children with cancer treated with anthracyclines, data reveal.
Childhood cancer survivors face the risk of an increased risk for a variety of health disorders, including endocrine abnormalities, a review showed.
Adding a second autologous stem-cell transplant to treatment improved outcomes for children with high-risk neuroblastoma, a new research shows.
Female childhood cancer survivors are more likely to have children than male survivors, a new study reveals.
Pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients treated with chemotherapy alone remain at risk for attention and learning problems later, researchers report.
Treatment with proton radiotherapy in childhood brain cancer resulted in fewer side effects and similar survival rates as conventional radiotherapy.
A new study reveals that young adult and adolescent cancer survivors, especially men, worry about their fertility and genetic risk factors.
Changes in pediatric cancer therapy led to decreased death rate and treatment-related death rate in childhood cancer survivors, evidence shows.
A new study reveals that childhood cancer treatments, such as certain chemotherapy and radiation, may increase the risk of heart damage in cancer survivors.
Two recent clinical studies shed light on the health challenges faced by survivors of childhood or young adult cancer.
Neuroscientists report that permanent hearing loss resulting from chemotherapy may contribute to long-term neurocognitive deficits in pediatric brain tumor survivors.
The results of new study show that almost one-third of families of children with cancer face difficulties in meeting food, housing and energy needs during treatment.
Childhood cancer survivors are at a greater risk of suffering a stroke. These findings will lead to secondary stroke prevention strategies in high-risk patients.
A 10-year trial reveals that children with Wilms’ tumor can avoid doxorubicin, an intensive chemotherapy for this rare type of cancer, without risking their survival.
Young-adult cancer survivors described a variety of physical and psychological problems related to sexuality in survey conducted to inform sexual health communication issues.
Children who survived cancer may be at increased risk of being obese as adults due to the therapies they received during their youth, scientists say.
A study of survivors of childhood cancer in the USA showed increasing numbers, but also many of them having at least one chronic health condition.
The FDA has authorized dinutuximab (Unituxin) for the treatment of pediatric patients of high-risk neuroblastoma.
A study shows that when a child receives chest radiation for Wilms tumor (a rare childhood cancer), it faces an increased risk of breast cancer later in life.
A study has found the chemotherapy dose level, below which male childhood cancer survivors are likely to have normal sperm production.
The rate of children dying from cancer has dropped by 22% in the last decade, according to new figures published by Cancer Research UK.
People who have survived cancer as a child do not always lead a healthier lifestyle once they are adults. For instance, they eat less healthy than their peers.
Scientists discovered mutations in genes that lead to childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), by analyzing DNA samples of patients across disease stages.
Adult survivors of childhood cancers who underwent certain chemotherapy treatments or kidney surgery had worse kidney function that did not recover over time. Because of this, they may be at higher risk for premature renal failure, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
The precise targeting and limited dosing of radiation via proton therapy is proving to be an advantage in ongoing efforts to reduce treatment side effects among head and neck cancer patients, according to a new study of pediatric patients from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The results were presented Monday at the 55th annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) conference.
For childhood cancer survivors, risk factors associated with lifestyle, particularly hypertension, dramatically increase the likelihood of developing serious heart problems as adults, according to a national study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The findings appear in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.