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

How loss of single gene fuels deadly childhood brain cancer
(University of California - San Diego) UC San Diego researchers describe how the functional loss of a single gene negatively impacts neural development and promotes the growth of a particularly deadly form of pediatric brain cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Child Cancer Survivors ’ Hearing Loss Linked to Cognitive Deficits
Findings seen in survivors of childhood cancer independent of the neurotoxic treatment received (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Child Cancer Survivors' Hearing Loss Linked to Cognitive Deficits
FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2020 -- Severe hearing impairment (HI) in childhood cancer survivors is associated with neurocognitive deficits, according to a study recently published in JAMA Oncology. Johnnie K. Bass, Ph.D., from St. Jude Children's Research... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High-risk breast clinic helps deliver specialized care
A breast clinic exclusively for high-risk patients successfully connected at-risk...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Dense breast group touts new research study New breast cancer risk model includes 93 relationships Earlier breast screening benefits women with childhood cancer Breast imagers can help identify women for genetic testing Many women at risk for breast cancer don't take action (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Single radiotherapy dose effective for breast cancer
A single dose of targeted radiotherapy during a lumpectomy procedure proved...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI 2020: PET tracer could image, treat glioblastoma Earlier breast screening benefits women with childhood cancer SPECT agent could help spot DNA damage from radiotherapy Insurance change leads to more hypofractionated therapy Targeted breast radiotherapy offers treatment option (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Radiology 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

Dr. Otis Brawley In Conversation With Douglas Brooks: ‘We Don’t Need to Reform Health Care—We Need to Transform Health Care’
Douglas Brooks served as the head of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy during the Obama Administration as the first openly gay, HIV-positive African American to hold the job. He focused on addressing the health needs of those at higher risk of HIV infection, and is now executive director of community engagement at the biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences. Dr. Otis Brawley was chief medical and scientific officer of the American Cancer Society before becoming a professor of oncology at Johns Hopkins, where he oversees a research effort exploring disparities in cancer rates and outcomes. Over a Zoom call, t...
Source: TIME: Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Douglas Brooks and Otis Brawley Tags: Uncategorized feature Magazine Source Type: news

Drugs against alpha-ketoglutarate may combat deadly childhood brain tumor
NIH funded pre-clinical study highlights intricate links between brain tumors and cancer. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 18, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Drugs against alpha-ketoglutarate may combat deadly childhood brain tumor
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Every year, 150 to 300 children in the United States are diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPGs), aggressive and lethal tumors that grow deep inside the brain, for which there are no cures. In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, researchers showed that experimental drugs designed to lower the body's natural production of alpha-ketoglutarate extended the lives of mice harboring DIPG tumors by slowing the growth of the cancer cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Decline in milk consumption by children in school lunch programs may affect future health
(Elsevier) Fluid milk consumption among children is vital, as adequate consumption of dairy products, especially during childhood, has beneficial health outcomes later in life. These benefits include reduced risk of osteoporosis, hypertension, obesity, and cancer in adulthood. Milk consumption among children has been declining for decades, so understanding and fulfilling the needs of children is crucial to reverse the decline. In an article appearing in the Journal of Dairy Science, scientists studied key contributors to increasing milk consumption among children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study suggests new potential approach against fatal childhood brain cancer
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) In mouse models of DIPG, a fatal childhood brain cancer, simultaneously attacking two metabolic pathways led to significant improvements in survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Radiation to treat pediatric cancers may have lasting impact on heart and metabolic health
(American Association for Cancer Research) Adult survivors of childhood abdominal and pelvic cancers who had been treated with radiation therapy experienced abnormalities in body composition and had worse cardiometabolic health compared with the general population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Earlier breast screening shows mortality benefit
Starting breast cancer screening when women are in their 40s cut the risk of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mobile mammo leads to early detection for vulnerable women The 3 advances making MRI better for breast screening Is DBT cost-effective? It depends on where you live DBT benefits are strongest for initial breast screening Earlier breast screening benefits women with childhood cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hearing loss linked to neurocognitive deficits in childhood cancer survivors
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Research shows that severe hearing loss in childhood cancer survivors is associated with neurocognitive deficits independent of type of therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 30, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Taipei to incent cancer screening with scratch cards
Taipei will use scratch cards to encourage cancer screening, according to a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ECR 2020: Radiologists, data scientists needed for AI House subcommittee delays USPSTF mammo recommendation New breast cancer risk model includes 93 relationships Earlier breast screening benefits women with childhood cancer Some cancers found earlier after Medicaid expansion (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cancer, Religion and a ‘Good’ Death
It is hard to know how much my patient, caught in an eternal childhood, understood about his cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mikkael A. Sekeres, M.D. Tags: Leukemia Hospitals Coma Cancer Doctors Religion and Belief Death and Dying Source Type: news

Could radiotherapy treat COVID-19?
Using a particular low-energy radiotherapy approach with a radiolabeled antibody...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI 2020: PET tracer could image, treat glioblastoma SPECT agent could help spot DNA damage from radiotherapy PSMA-PET/CT again shows prowess for prostate cancer PET rules out need for radiotherapy in lymphoma patients Childhood radiotherapy, chemo boost breast cancer risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 22, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Scientists discover way to stop spread of devastating childhood cancer
(University of East Anglia) New research reveals a new way to stop the spread of bone cancer in children.The discovery is thought to be the most important breakthrough in the field for more than 40 years.The researchers say their work could lead to 'kinder' treatments for children with bone cancer and save lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could the willow help us fight cancer?
An ingredient in its bark led to aspirin, now researchers are looking into the properties of another compound in the treeWillow trees are a pharmaceutical treasure trove. The ancient Egyptians used its bark for relieving pain, inflammation and fevers, and science has since shown these medical powers came from an ingredient called salicin, named aftersalix, the Latin name for the tree. That discovery eventually led to the manufacture of aspirin, one of the most widely used medicines in the world.Recently another potential drug has been found in willow, one with anti-cancer powers. Scientists atRothamsted Research in Hertfor...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Paul Simons Tags: Science Trees and forests Environment UK news Cancer research Medical research Source Type: news

Breast cancer mortality higher after heart attack
Women with breast cancer are more likely to die of cancer after experiencing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: House subcommittee delays USPSTF mammo recommendation New breast cancer risk model includes 93 relationships Earlier breast screening benefits women with childhood cancer Some cancers found earlier after Medicaid expansion How mammography screening succeeded in Sweden (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New breast cancer risk model includes 93 relationships
Patient age, breast density, and radiation exposure are among the strongest,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Earlier breast screening benefits women with childhood cancer Interval breast cancers have unique characteristics Breast imagers can help identify women for genetic testing Women want breast cancer risk info from radiologists Many women at risk for breast cancer don't take action (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 9, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Monitoring for breast cancer after childhood chest radiation: When and how?
(Boston Children's Hospital) Girls who receive chest radiation for cancer are at risk for future breast cancers. What's the best approach to monitoring for breast cancer, and at what age should screening start? Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber/Boston Children's used simulation and modeling to compare different options. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 8, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Early Breast Cancer Screening Benefits Childhood Cancer Survivors
Early initiation of breast cancer screening with MRI may reduce breast cancer mortality by more than half (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Early Screening May Curb Breast Cancer Deaths in Childhood Cancer Survivors Early Screening May Curb Breast Cancer Deaths in Childhood Cancer Survivors
In childhood cancer survivors, starting annual magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening at ages 25-30 may reduce breast cancer deaths by at least 50%, researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Early Breast Cancer Screening Benefits Childhood Cancer Survivors
TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 -- For childhood cancer survivors, early initiation of breast cancer screening with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may reduce breast cancer mortality by more than half, according to a study published online July 7 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Earlier breast screening benefits women with childhood cancer
Women who had cancer in childhood treated with chest radiotherapy may strongly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How mammography screening succeeded in Sweden Interval breast cancers have unique characteristics Breast screening interventions are cost-effective Would ultrasound work for primary breast screening? Breast MRI's better cancer detection outweighs false-positive 'harm' (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 7, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Early screening may reduce breast cancer deaths by more than half in childhood cancer survivors
(American College of Physicians) Early initiation (at ages 25 to 30) of annual breast cancer screening with breast MRI, with or without mammography, might reduce breast cancer mortality by half or more in female survivors of childhood cancer previously exposed to chest radiation. These findings highlight the importance of MRI in reducing deaths from breast cancer in this population. A comparative modeling study is published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancer screening cost effective after childhood cancer
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology 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

Australia to lead world-first trial in children with brain cancer
(Children's Cancer Institute Australia) Funded by a $1.1 million grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council, part of a $3 million investment in childhood brain cancer research announced by the Australian Government this week, the trial will be led from Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, and opened at every children's hospital in Australia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

Study finds childhood cancer does not affect parental separation, divorce, and family planning in Denmark
(Wiley) The diagnosis of cancer in a child can be devastating to parents and other loved ones, but in a recent study from Denmark, having a child with cancer did not appear to impact parents' risk of separation or divorce or affect future family planning. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No child left behind: Startup snares $60M to target childhood cancers
Julie Grant knew the big number: While more than 200 cancer drugs were approved by the Food and Drug Administration over the past two decades, less than 10 have been OK'd for children with cancer. So when Dr. Sam Blackman, a pediatric oncologist by training and a longtime biopharmaceutical executive, walked into Grant's offices at venture capital firm Canaan Partners with an idea for a new cancer company, Grant was ready, according to Endpoints news. Ultimately the pair created Day One Biop harmaceuticals,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

High BMI in Childhood May Up Risk for Bladder Cancer as Adult
Height inversely linked to bladder cancer, while excess BMI gain in childhood linked to increased risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 20, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

High BMI in Childhood May Up Risk for Bladder Cancer as Adult
WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 -- Childhood body mass index (BMI) is positively associated, while childhood height is inversely associated, with the risk for bladder cancer (BC) in adulthood, according to a study published online May 19 in the Annals of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Childhood obesity raises bladder cancer risk, study looking at 315,000 children suggests
(Taylor& Francis Group) Adults who were overweight in childhood may be at greater risk of developing bladder cancer, according to new findings published in Annals of Human Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Geography of childhood cancer in Switzerland studied
(University of Bern) A research group under the direction of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine of the University Bern has investigated the spatial distribution of childhood cancer risks in Switzerland for the period 1985-2015. The group found evidence of increased risks in certain areas, particularly for brain tumors. The researchers demand that the search for the causes of brain tumors in children be intensified. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Consuming Antioxidants Through Dietary Intake Beneficial for Patients with Childhood ALL
This study found that the consumption of antioxidants through dietary intake was correlated with reduced rates of infection or mucositis, with no increased risk of relapse or reduced survival. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 8, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Aching for My Grandchildren in Isolation
With my compromised immunity, blowing kisses through the window is an act of love and hope. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wendy S. Harpham, M.D. Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Quarantines Grandparents Children and Childhood Radiation Cancer Source Type: news

Life, the universe and medicine – part 1
Like everyone, I assume I’ll live forever. Although I often wonder whether anyone would come to my funeral and who would wear black, it never actually occurrs to me that there is an endpoint. It’s almost as if I would come along too to watch proceedings running smoothly and along the lines I wanted. Death was something I thought about, but in a rather abstract, offhand sort of way. It happened, of course I knew I would die at some point, but that point was somewhere out there … way off from here, where I am now. And then I hit a brick wall. The wall consisted of a tiny little bit of blood coughed up in s...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Emotional Health Happiness Thought for the day Women's Health my story Source Type: news

A step toward a more efficient way to make gene therapies to attack cancer, genetic disorders
A UCLA-led research team today reports that it has developed a new method for delivering DNA into stem cells and immune cells safely, rapidly and economically. The method, described in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could give scientists a new tool for manufacturing gene therapies for people with cancer, genetic disorders and blood diseases.The study ’s co-senior author is Paul Weiss, a UCLA distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, of bioengineering and of materials science and engineering. “We are figuring out how to get gene-editing tools into cells efficiently, saf...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Six Million Childhood Cancer Deaths Could Be Prevented Six Million Childhood Cancer Deaths Could Be Prevented
Unless global investments are made to improve care worldwide, 11.1 million children will die from cancer over the next 30 years, according to   a report   in Lancet Oncology.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 24, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Keep children from hospital during crisis
(Flinders University) With stressed hospital services, and concerns about the spread of COVID-19, experts are reminding carers of children and young people of the importance of safely adhering to their supported chronic condition self-management plans from the safety of their home. This is particularly vital for chronic conditions of childhood such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital heart disease, diabetes, mental illness, as well as those with experience of childhood cancer or disability (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global COVID-19 observatory and resource center for childhood cancer
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Global COVID-19 Observatory and Resource Center for Childhood Cancer to serve as hub for sharing information on treating pediatric cancer patients infected by the virus.Oncologists and other health care providers from across the world to contribute data and share best practices in real time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 16, 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

Burden of Childhood Cancer Can Be Diminished
WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2020 -- The burden of childhood cancer can be effectively diminished to realize health and economic benefits, according to research published in the April 1 issue of The Lancet Oncology. Rifat Atun, M.D., from the Harvard T.H.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Babies with brain tumors could benefit from targeted treatment
(Institute of Cancer Research) Brain cancer in infants is biologically distinct from other childhood brain tumors and could be successfully treated with targeted drugs, a new study has shown. In the largest and most comprehensive study of infant gliomas to date, scientists found that these tumors are molecularly different from those in older children, helping explain why they tend to be less aggressive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Executive function in women post-menopause
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Assessing adverse childhood experiences and current anxiety and depression symptoms may help ease cognitive distress in women who have undergone a surgical menopause for cancer risk-reduction, or RRSO, according to a new study published in Menopause. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news