Cancer survivor left 'infertile' as a teenager gives birth to a perfect baby girl

Kirstie Waldrum, 23, from Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, was diagnosed with leukaemia at age 13 and told the two-and-a-half years of intensive chemotherapy would leave her infertile.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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ConclusionsA single institution KBP model can be applied as a QC tool for multi-institutional clinical trials to improve overall plan quality and provide decision-support to determine the need for anatomy-based dosimetric trade-offs.
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2018Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and LeukemiaAuthor(s): Shahram Mori, Rushang D. Patel, Sarfraz Ahmad, Juan Varela, Tori Smith, Rola Altoos, Qi Shen, Steven C. Goldstein, Daniel O. PerskyAbstractClassical Mantle cell lymphoma (cMCL) is a B-cell neoplasm characterized immunohistochemically by their CD5+, CD19+, CD20+, CD23- and cyclinD1+ nature and confirmed genetically by the presence of t(11;14), resulting in the over-expression of Cyclin D1. Classical MCL generally presents with adenopathy, spleen, bone marrow involvement and extra-nodal sites most commonly the GI tract...
Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our data show that TBX1 is frequently inactivated by promoter methylation, and functions as a potential tumor suppressor in thyroid cancer through inhibiting the activities of PI3K/AKT and MAPK/ERK signaling pathways. PMID: 30543152 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
Authors: Komohara Y, Noyori O, Saito Y, Takeya H, Baghdadi M, Kitagawa F, Hama N, Ishikawa K, Okuno Y, Nosaka K, Seino KI, Matsuoka M, Suzu S Abstract The c-fms proto-oncogene is also known as macrophage colony stimulating factor receptor (M-CSFR) or colony-stimulating factor-1 receptor (CSF-1R), and is expressed on several types of malignant tumor cells and myeloid cells. In the present study, we found that overexpression of M-CSFR was present in adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) cases. M-CSFR signaling was associated with lymphoma cell proliferation, and M-CSFR inhibition induced apoptosis in lymphoma cells. ...
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hematopathology : JCEH - Category: Hematology Tags: J Clin Exp Hematop Source Type: research
Hydrogen gas restores exhausted CD8+ T cells in patients with advanced colorectal cancer to improve prognosis. Oncol Rep. 2018 Nov 01;: Authors: Akagi J, Baba H Abstract Exhausted cluster of differentiation (CD)8+ T cells lose immunological activity due to mitochondrial dysfunction caused by peroxisome proliferator‑activated receptor γ coactivator 1α (PGC‑1α) inactivation, resulting in a poor prognosis in patients with cancer. As hydrogen gas was recently reported to activate PGC‑1α, the present study investigated whether it restores exhausted CD8+ T ce...
Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
sFRP1 exerts effects on gastric cancer cells through GSK3β/Rac1‑mediated restraint of TGFβ/Smad3 signaling. Oncol Rep. 2018 Oct 31;: Authors: Peng JX, Liang SY, Li L Abstract Secreted frizzled‑related protein 1 (sFRP1) is an inhibitor of canonical Wnt signaling; however, previous studies have determined a tumor‑promoting function of sFRP1 in a number of different cancer types. A previous study demonstrated that sFRP1 overexpression was associated with an aggressive phenotype and the activation of transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) signaling. sFRP1 overexpression and...
Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
AbstractChemotherapy-induced gonadal dysfunction resulting in transient or persistent infertility depends on the type of drugs and cumulative dose, and it is an important long-term complication, especially for adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients. Due to its importance, a clinical practice guideline for fertility preservation in childhood and AYA cancer patients was published by the Japan Society of Clinical Oncology (JSCO) in 2017. Although the precise mechanisms remain unclear, several studies reported that the cancer itself, not the cancer treatment, adversely affected semen quality. It is reported that that...
Source: International Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Reported compliance with fertility preservation guidelines was greater than published rates. Higher compliance rates in female patients and in patients with cancers more common among young adults may reflect greater awareness of fertility-related concerns among these patients and their providers. PMID: 26957616 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research
The UK papers today welcome news of a world first in fertility treatment. As The Guardian concisely summarises: "A young woman in Belgium has become the first to give birth to a healthy baby after having her fertility restored by a transplant of ovarian tissue that was removed and frozen when she was a child". The woman was born with sickle cell anaemia, a serious inherited blood disorder where the red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body, develop abnormally. This can cause severe pain and organ damage. Due to the severity of her condition, a decision was taken to perform a stem cell transplant. This ...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Pregnancy/child QA articles Source Type: news
This study sought to establish rates of documentation of discussion of risk of infertility, fertility preservation (FP) options, and referrals to fertility specialists in AYA patients' medical records at four cancer centers. Methods: All centers reviewed randomized records within the top four AYA disease sites (breast, leukemia/lymphoma, sarcoma, and testicular). Eligible records included those of patients: diagnosed in 2011, with no prior receipt of gonadotoxic therapy; age 18 to 45 years; with no multiple primary cancers; and for whom record was not second opinion. Quality Oncology Practice Initiative methods were used ...
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Doctor-patient communication, Young adult, Clinical guidelines, Quality, Electronic health records, Clinical guidelines, Survivor Original Contributions Source Type: research
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