Cancer Incidence Up for Adolescents and Young Adults
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Among adolescents and young adults (AYAs), cancer incidence increased during 2007 to 2016, according to a report published online Sept. 17 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Kimberly D. Miller, M.P.H., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The effect and mechanism of adverse childhood experience on suicide ideation in young cancer patients during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic - Yang G, Xiao C, Li S, Yang N.
Background and Aim: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is currently prevalent worldwide. This research aimed to explore the effect of adverse childhood experience (ACE) on suicide ideation in young cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Self-report... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Early puberty may increase breast cancer risk
According to a study published in theJournal of Adolescent Health, girls who start puberty earlier than average, due to higher levels of growth hormone, may have an increased risk of developing breast cancer as adults.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 4, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Colon and rectal cancer cases are going up among people younger than 50, researchers say
Colon and rectal cancer cases are on the rise in young adults -- with half of all new diagnoses in people age 66 and younger. And cases among those under 50 have been increasing since the 1990s. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon and rectal cancer cases are going up among people younger than age 50, researchers say
Colon and rectal cancer cases are on the rise in young adults -- with half of all new diagnoses in people age 66 and younger. And cases among those under 50 have been increasing since the 1990s. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survival Worse for Breast Cancers Secondary to Childhood Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2020 -- Survivors of childhood and adolescent and young adult cancer who develop a secondary breast cancer have significantly decreased breast cancer-specific survival (BCSS), according to a study published online Aug. 26 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Radiation for young adult cancer linked to worse BC survival in premenopausal women
(American Association for Cancer Research) Bottom Line: Among premenopausal women with breast cancer, those who were previously treated with radiation for a primary childhood, adolescent, or young adult cancer had worse breast cancer-specific survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Black/white disparity in lung cancer incidence reversed or eliminated among young adults
(American Cancer Society) A trend of higher lung cancer incidence rates in young Black people versus young white people in the United States has flipped, with the Black/white gap disappearing in men and reversing in women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

USPSTF recommendation on behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections
(JAMA Network) The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for all sexually active adolescents and for adults at increased risk. Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise across the United States, with approximately 20 million new cases each year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UBCO researchers link advertising to uptick in youth vaping
(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) UBC researchers are raising the alarm about the increase of vaping among teenagers and how e-cigarette marketing strategies target youth. Assistant Professor Laura Struik, who teaches in UBC Okanagan's School of Nursing, recently published a paper examining why teens take up vaping and whether advertising capitalizes on those reasons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: Should I pay privately to have my teenage son vaccinated against HPV? I have just read that this virus is linked to prostate cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Some Pediatric Oncological Emergencies?
Discussion Pediatric cancers in the US number about 12,000 per year. After injury, it is the second leading cause of death in children and adolescents. Cancer presentations vary widely, but often begin with non-specific symptoms that continue or progress depending on the location and tumor type. Patients can present with oncological emergencies especially if there are mechanical obstruction such as superior vena cava syndrome or cerebral herniation. More commonly are infections due to immunosuppression. Cancer treatment also causes its own myriad of problems that clinicians need to be aware of to diagnosis and treat, but a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 20, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Young Adults With Early Onset Cancer May Benefit From Genetic Testing Young Adults With Early Onset Cancer May Benefit From Genetic Testing
Young adults with early onset cancers often harbor germline mutations and would benefit from germline genetic testing, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 1, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

School HPV vaccine policies could result in higher vaccination rates, reduction in cancers
FINDINGSA UCLA-led study has found that in 2 of 3 states and jurisdictions with policies that require students entering school to receive the human papillomavirus vaccine, vaccination rates among 13-to-17-year-olds were significantly higher than in surrounding states without such policies.In Rhode Island, the vaccination rate among adolescents was 91%, compared with an average of 78% in neighboring non-policy states. In the District of Columbia, the rate was 89%, compared with 72% for nearby non-policy states. Virginia, which is in the same region as the district, was the one state with a vaccination policy that showed no ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cancer x coronavirus: the impact on young people, Teenage Cancer Trust
This report reveals that young people with cancer are having difficulties accessing emotional and psychological support and are finding the isolation from friends and family, school or work hardest to manage. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online program improves insomnia in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) In a study published today by Pediatric Blood and Cancer, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute show that an online program developed specifically for AYA cancer survivors can significantly alleviate insomnia and improve overall quality of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Multilevel interventions improve HPV vaccination rates of series initiation and completion
(Boston Medical Center) New research from Boston Medical Center shows that providing education and training to pediatric and family medicine providers about the importance of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, in tandem with healthcare systems changes including starting an HPV vaccination series before the age of 11, improves the overall rate of HPV vaccinations among adolescent patients. HPV vaccinations can help reduce rates of HPV-related cancers, as well as play a role in reducing race- and income-related disparities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What Causes Pyogenic Granulomas?
Discussion Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a benign, vascular lesion of the skin. PGs are red, small, often pedunculated nodules that can rapidly increase in size (up to 1-2 cm). They also can often ulcerate and bleed. They frequently occur on the head and neck, with back and chest being the next most common locations but can occur in other locations. They usually are solitary and do not regress. They are seen in children (mean age 6.7 years), young adults and pregnant women (5%). Treatment is electrocautery or excision. Learning Point PG’s cause is not fully understood. A gene has recently been identified with PG sugge...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What if child maltreatment were childhood leukemia? Lessons from the halls of the hospital - Babcock P.
This article examines lessons that can be applied to prevention, research, training, and clinical treatment in child welfare from analogous experiences in combatting childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Since the 1960s, childhood cancer researcher... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What Causes Free Peritoneal Fluid?
Discussion Peritoneal fluid is normal. It decreases the friction of the peritoneum covering abdominal and pelvic organs and helps to protect them and allow their movement. A normal amount of peritoneal fluid is expected on radiological evaluation. Increased peritoneal fluid is a continuum and is concerning as a wide variety of pathological causes are associated with it such as abdominal trauma and appendicitis. At the far end of the scale is ascites that is the accumulation of free fluid more than 25 ml. It is usually associated with abdominal distension but fluid must accumulate before distension can occur and therefore i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 8, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Signs in Young Adults Often Dismissed
Young adults are often not aware they can get colon cancer, and doctors are often late to diagnose it in younger patients, according to new research presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new immunotherapeutic agent for children and adolescents with advanced lymphoma
(Comprehensive Cancer Centre Gustave Roussy) The excellent results of the phase III international paediatric study, Inter-B-NHL ritux 2010, have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. It establishes a new standard treatment with an improved cure rate for children with advanced non-Hodgkin lymphoma, mainly Burkitt lymphoma. It supports the value of an immunotherapeutic agent, which was authorised in March 2020 by the European Commission for the treatment of a rare childhood cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Judy Ou, PhD, on Fine Particulate Matter in Pediatric and AYA Patients with Cancer
The research scientist spoke about the study that found that fine particulate matter pollution was associated with mortality in pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients with specific cancers. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Families ’ Understanding of Adolescents Values Regarding EOL Care
Families of dying adolescents were found to have a poor understanding of their adolescent ’s values in terms of their own end-of-life care. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

How Long Does Neonatal Galactorrhea Last?
Discussion Galactorrhea is a milky discharge from the breast in a non-lactating female. Neonatal galactorrhea is sometimes called “Witch’s Milk” based on ideas from the 17th century or earlier that witches would steal the milk for use in their magic. Infant breasts were often compressed to express the fluid and prevent its collection. During the 19th century, reports of breast inflammation and even abscess were reported because of this practice and it was strongly discouraged, and continues to not be recommended today. Enlargement of neonatal breasts and galactorrhea, both for males and females, is fel...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 25, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New longer-term data reinforce safety of Roche ’s satralizumab in adults and adolescents with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder
Basel, 22 May 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) will present new pooled pivotal satralizumab safety results for the treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), a rare, debilitating central nervous system disorder. These data are being presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) and show satralizumab was well-tolerated in a broad patient population – including adolescents, for whom there is no approved medicine. Satralizumab is an investigational humanised monoclonal antibody that targets the interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor, believed to play a key role in the i...
Source: Roche Media News - May 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New longer-term data reinforce safety of Roche ’s satralizumab in adults and adolescents with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder
Basel, 22 May 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) will present new pooled pivotal satralizumab safety results for the treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), a rare, debilitating central nervous system disorder. These data are being presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) and show satralizumab was well-tolerated in a broad patient population – including adolescents, for whom there is no approved medicine. Satralizumab is an investigational humanised monoclonal antibody that targets the interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor, believed to play a key role in the i...
Source: Roche Investor Update - May 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Survey shows parents ’ lack understanding of teens ’ with cancer preferred time to talk about end-of-life issues
(Children's National Hospital) Children's National Hospital study finds that family-centered pediatric advance care planning interventions are needed to close the gaps in families' knowledge of adolescents' end-of-life treatment preferences (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Risk of suicide among adolescents and young adults with cancer and a need for targeted interventions - Harashima S, Fujimori M.
Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer are defined as individuals who receive their cancer diagnosis between 15 and 39 years of age based on the definition by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (1). Cancer incidence in the AYA population... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fine Particulate Matter Pollution Associated with Mortality in Pediatric and AYA Patients
This study found that fine particulate matter pollution was associated with mortality in pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients with specific cancers, suggesting a need to enforce air quality policies. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Cassandra Callender, forced to undergo chemo, dies at 22
A young woman who was forced by Connecticut courts as a teenager to undergo chemotherapy has died after battling cancer (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

PM2.5 Linked to Later Mortality in Certain Pediatric, AYA Cancers
WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2020 -- For pediatric and adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients with specific cancers, continued exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is associated with later mortality, according to a study published online May 13 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fewer Children Enrolling in Pediatric Cancer Trials
Adolescent and young adult cancer patients underrepresented in clinical trials (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Effect of face-aging app on skin cancer protection behavior
(JAMA Network) This randomized clinical trial looked at the effect of a face-aging mobile app on daily sunscreen use and other skin protection among teens in Brazil. Selfies of students were altered to show UV effects on their future faces and shown to their class, accompanied by information about sun protection. Reducing UV exposure in children and adolescents is important because of the increased risk of skin cancer with cumulative UV exposure and sunburns early in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Germline genomic profiles of children, young adults with solid tumors to inform managementand treatment
(Cleveland Clinic) A new Cleveland Clinic study demonstrates the importance of genetics evaluation and genetic testing for children, adolescents and young adults with solid tumor cancers. The study was published today in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission of Two Applications to U.S. FDA Seeking Approval of SIMPONI ARIA ® (golimumab) for the Treatment of Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis
HORSHAM, PA, April 24, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the submission of two supplemental Biologics License Applications (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of SIMPONI ARIA® (golimumab) for the treatment of polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA) and juvenile psoriatic arthritis (jPsA), in patients two years of age and older in combination with methotrexate. If approved for these indications, SIMPONI ARIA would be the first anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha biologic agent administered by intravenous infusion av...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Young Adults with Cancer History More Likely to Use and Report Usage of Electronic Cigarettes
This study examined electronic cigarette usage among young adults with a history of cancer, comparing the data to young adults without a history of cancer via the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 24, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew Fowler Source Type: news

Drug prevents cognitive impairment in mice after radiation treatment for brain tumors
FINDINGSA study by researchers at theUCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has identified a possible new drug that could help prevent cognitive decline in people who undergo radiation therapy for brain tumors. The researchers found when the drug was given to mice 24 hours after the animals were exposed to a dose of radiation, it completely prevented cognitive decline from occurring, and that it did not reduce the efficacy of the radiation treatment.This experiment represents one of a very few instances in which a drug reduced cognitive decline in animals after radiation treatment.The drug, NSPP, wasidentified in 2019 by...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Electronic cigarette use among young adult cancer survivors
This study used national survey data from young adults ages 18 to 39 to compare e-cigarette use among cancer survivors with their peers without cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment and monocyte gene expression among women with breast cancer - Bower JE, Kuhlman KR, Ganz PA, Irwin MR, Crespi CM, Cole SW.
BACKGROUND: Childhood adversity is reliably associated with immune alterations in adulthood, including increases in inflammatory processes. However, relatively few studies have investigated these associations in clinical populations such as cancer patients... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prognosis Poor for Pediatric, Adolescent Patients With Colon Cancer
Three - year overall survival for patients younger than 25 less than half that for adult patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Prognosis Poor for Pediatric, Adolescent Patients With Colon Cancer
TUESDAY, April 7, 2020 -- Patients with colon cancer who are younger than 25 years have a higher risk for death compared with older adults, according to a retrospective review published in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Lives Lost to Coronavirus
One of the biggest challenges of this unsettling time is the isolation we feel as we’re separated from friends and family, all the people for whom we care most deeply. But just being alone is only part of the difficulty. Our sense of remoteness is intensified by a pall of unease we can’t define: Loss and sorrow are also in the air. We fear losing—or we may have already lost—people we love. And when we work up the courage to look beyond our individual personal spheres, we see that many people who have made our world better, in big and small ways, have vanished before we were ready to let them go. But...
Source: TIME: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature remembrance Source Type: news

NIDCR's Spring 2020 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Spring 2020 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities NIH/HHS News Funding Notices Science Advances Subscribe to NICDR News Grantee News   NIDCR News CDC’s COVID-19 Guidance for Dental Settings  Dental health care personnel can find COVID-19-related information on the CDC’s Division of Oral Health website, which offers guidance and resources for clinics and health care facilities and recommen...
Source: NIDCR Science News - March 27, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

FDA accepts Roche ’s New Drug Application for Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) for the treatment of influenza in children
Basel, 27 March  2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a New Drug Application (NDA) as well as two supplemental New Drug Applications (sNDA) for Xofluza® (baloxavir marboxil). The FDA accepted a NDA for a new formulation of Xofluza as one-dose granules for oral suspension (2 mg/mL), potentially offering a more convenient option for children and those who have difficulty swallowing. In addition, the application seeks approval of Xofluza for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza in otherwise healthy children aged one to l ess th...
Source: Roche Investor Update - March 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is There Actually a Link Between Vaping and Coronavirus?
Jack Drennan had tried to quit vaping before, but it took a global pandemic to make him finally follow through. “I heard you get a lot sicker if you do vape and get coronavirus, so it kind of [pushed me] to quit,” says the Mississippi 20-year-old. Plus, “my mom’s on my ass [about it].” Speculation about a link between vaping and COVID-19 has grown in recent weeks. News reports have noted that some young, hospitalized COVID-19 patients also vaped, and at a tele-town hall on March 19, a constituent asked New York Rep. Anthony Brindisi about the possibility of a connection. The National Institute...
Source: TIME: Health - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

NIH study provides genetic insights into osteosarcoma in children
Osteosarcoma is the most common cancerous bone tumor of children and adolescents. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH study provides genetic insights into osteosarcoma in children
(NIH/National Cancer Institute) A study by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, offers new insight into genetic alterations associated with osteosarcoma, the most common cancerous bone tumor of children and adolescents. The researchers found that more people with osteosarcoma carry harmful, or likely harmful, variants in known cancer-susceptibility genes than people without osteosarcoma. This finding has implications for genetic testing of children with osteosarcoma, as well as their families. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer Survival Improves Among U.S. Teens, Young Adults Cancer Survival Improves Among U.S. Teens, Young Adults
Cancer survivors diagnosed as teens or young adults are living longer now than young people diagnosed decades ago, largely because of advances in treatment, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news