A Gene Therapy Breakthrough Could Offer a Treatment for the Rare and Deadly ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease
Researchers used an experimental gene therapy to develop a possible treatment for a rare and deadly immune disorder known as “bubble boy” disease, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Wednesday. Because of a gene mutation, babies who are born with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (X-SCID) do not develop immune cells properly, leaving them highly susceptible to infections. The condition, which strikes up to one in 50,000 newborns, primarily affects boys and requires extreme measures to prevent infection. In one famous case, a boy with SCID, David Vetter, lived in a sterile plastic “bu...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Childhood HPV vaccine lowers precursor to cervical cancer 'greater than expected'
Young women who received HPV vaccines have lower rates of precursor to cervical cancer, study finds. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

LSU Health New Orleans research finds new Rx target for childhood cancer
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Research led by Michael Lan, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, found that a compound named 5'-iodotubercidin (5'-IT) suppresses the growth of neuroblastoma cells and identified a potential new therapeutic approach for the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Childhood HPV vaccination 'profoundly' cuts cervical disease in young women
(Reuters Health) - - Young women who received human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines as adolescents had significantly lower rates of a condition that's a precursor to cervical cancer, in a nationwide study in Scotland. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

After several childhood cancer cases at one school, parents question cell tower radiation
Sprint shut down a cell phone tower on the campus of a California elementary school after some parents said it may be linked to several recent cases of childhood cancer. Those families at Weston Elementary School in Ripon claim the tower could have exposed their kids to harmful radiation. Carter Evans spoke to the families at the center of the controversy. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New hope for treating childhood brain cancer
(Rockefeller University) Recent research has shown that a drug known as MI-2 can kill cells that cause a fatal brain cancer. But only now have scientists been able to explain how the compound works: by targeting cholesterol production in tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does IVF Cause Childhood Cancer? Does IVF Cause Childhood Cancer?
A new study links in vitro fertilization with an increased risk for childhood cancer. What does this mean, and is there anything we can do about it?Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today Commentary Source Type: news

A step toward recovering reproduction in girls who survive childhood cancer
(University of Michigan) Leukemia treatments often leave girls infertile, but a procedure developed by researchers at the University of Michigan working with mice is a step toward restoring their ability to be biological mothers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IVF linked to slight increased childhood cancer risk
Children born through IVF have slight increased risk of certain childhood cancers during first decade of life, study finds Related items fromOnMedica Infertility much more likely after childhood cancer Higher heart risk for survivors of childhood cancer One in 10 children in phase I cancer trials respond to drugs Foetal alcohol syndrome must be better recognised Review reveals young cancer patients are put at risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

AACR: Genetic study identifies a risk factor for stroke among cancer survivors
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Research at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has identified a genomic risk factor associated with stroke in childhood cancer survivors. Higher doses of radiation have been previously correlated with risk of stroke. However, the researchers wanted to understand why some patients treated with high doses do not experience a stroke, while other patients do when they are treated at lower doses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genetic variant linked to increased stroke risk in childhood cancer survivors treated with CRT
(American Association for Cancer Research) A common single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) was associated with increased risk for developing stroke in childhood survivors who received cranial radiation therapy (CRT) for their primary cancer, according to results presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, March 29-April 3. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

IVF tied to slight increased risk of rare childhood cancers
(Reuters Health) - Certain rare childhood cancers may be more common in children conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF), a U.S. study suggests, but parents needn't lose sleep over this finding, according to the researchers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Is conception by IVF associated with childhood cancer risk?
This study compared the risk of childhood cancer diagnosed in the first decade of life among children conceived by in vitro fertilization with those children conceived naturally. Included in the study were almost 276,000 children conceived by IVF and more than 2.2 million other children; 321 cancers were detected among the children conceived by IVF and 2,042 cancers were detected among the children not conceived by IVF. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 1, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Research brief: Largest study of childhood cancer after IVF
(University of Minnesota) University of Minnesota researchers conducted the largest study of childhood cancer after conception by IVF to date. This population-based cohort study had nearly 2.5 times the number of children conceived by IVF than prior studies of the subject in Scandinavia and the United Kingdom. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early colonoscopy cost  effective after childhood cancer
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

American Association for Cancer Research honors Cancer Control and Survivorship Program
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has announced that the 13th annual AACR Team Science Award will be presented to the Cancer Control and Survivorship Program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The Cancer Control and Survivorship Program is a multidisciplinary research program of the St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center, which strives to improve the quality of life of individuals surviving childhood cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Testicular Graft Success Raises Hope for Boys With Cancer Testicular Graft Success Raises Hope for Boys With Cancer
Juvenile testicular tissue grafting technique could make it possible for some male survivors of childhood cancer to father their own biological children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 25, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

10 Tools For Fighting Aflatoxin, Which Causes Liver Cancer And Childhood Stunting
Soil treatment, investments in biodiversity, climate change mitigation, improved food handling, crowdsourced science, and more. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christine Ro, Contributor Source Type: news

Ties: My Temporary Hoarding Habit
When my daughter was hospitalized for cancer treatment, I began collecting leftover condiments and medical supplies in an effort to control something in our uncontrollable world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STACY S. KIM Tags: Hoarding Waste Materials and Disposal Children and Childhood Hospitals Parenting Cancer Source Type: news

Survivors of childhood cancers find hope for parenthood — in monkey testicles
Meet Grady, a spiky-haired miracle baby who could help children with cancer grow up to become parents.This gregarious macaque enjoys snacking on nuts and catapulting herself off a bouncy-ball twice her size. In most respects, she is a normal infant monkey — which makes the circumstances of her... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

Cryopreservation of immature testicular tissue leads to successful birth in monkeys
NIH-funded study is an early step in effort to maintain fertility of childhood cancer patients. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 21, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Baby Monkey May Offer Hope to Preserving Fertility of Kids With Cancer
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- She's cute, and perhaps a medical breakthrough. Scientists say they have used frozen testicular tissue to achieve the birth of a healthy baby monkey named Grady -- a success they hope to eventually translate to childhood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: In Honor of Seven Bridges
As a patient who grappled with an ostomy, I grieved the suicide of a 10-year-old whose family said he was bullied for having one. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Children and Childhood Digestive Tract Bullies Suicides and Suicide Attempts Source Type: news

Researchers restore fertility in non-human primate model of childhood cancer survivorship
(University of Pittsburgh) In a first, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Magee-Womens Research Institute have reported in a non-human primate model that immature testicular tissue can be cryopreserved, and later be used to restore fertility to the same animal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Why Singapore's Wealthiest Are Backing This Lawyer In The Fight Against Childhood Cancer
Jennifer Yeo's overarching goal is to recreate the success of St. Jude ’s in Singapore, where it can serve as the hub for curing childhood cancer across the Asia-Pacific. Countries such as Cambodia and the Philippines will be able to tap into the resources rooted in current research findings. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Grace Chung, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Seasonal variation in childhood mortality - Andr ás Nyári T, McNally R.
AIM: This ecological study was carried out to determine the cyclic trends in the rate of perinatal and infant mortality and among children aged under 15  years who died in traffic accidents or from drowning, respiratory disease or cancer. METHODS: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Drug Shortages in Pediatric Oncology Jeopardize Success Rates Drug Shortages in Pediatric Oncology Jeopardize Success Rates
Highlighting how drug shortages are affecting success rates in childhood cancer, experts propose ways of combating the shortagesMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Trump pledges support for health programs but his budget takes ‘legs out from underneath the system’
The plan offers discrete pots of money for HIV, childhood cancer and the opioid crisis, while shrinking the health infrastructure relied upon by many struggling with these health issues. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

The genomic landscape of pediatric cancers: Implications for diagnosis and treatment
The past decade has witnessed a major increase in our understanding of the genetic underpinnings of childhood cancer. Genomic sequencing studies have highlighted key differences between pediatric and adult cancers. Whereas many adult cancers are characterized by a high number of somatic mutations, pediatric cancers typically have few somatic mutations but a higher prevalence of germline alterations in cancer predisposition genes. Also noteworthy is the remarkable heterogeneity in the types of genetic alterations that likely drive the growth of pediatric cancers, including copy number alterations, gene fusions, enhancer hij...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sweet-Cordero, E. A., Biegel, J. A. Tags: Genetics, Medicine, Diseases special/review Source Type: news

Majority of 200,000 deaths in children aged 5 to 14 in India, China, Brazil and Mexico are preventable, study suggests
Deaths due to communicable diseases, transport injuries, drowning and childhood cancers are common for children in all four countries (Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - March 13, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Do Gummy Vitamins Work? Here ’s What Experts Say
Gummy vitamins are increasingly popular—and not just for kids. By some estimates, adults now comprise up to 80% of the gummy vitamin market. “Pill fatigue” is one factor driving grownups toward gummies. If you have to take multiple supplements every day—and especially if you have problems swallowing capsules or tablets—gummies can make that chore easier (and tastier), finds a 2017 report from the AARP. But do gummy vitamins work the same as ordinary supplements? “It’s a lot harder to make a good gummy than it is to make a tablet or capsule,” says Dr. Tod Cooperman, president ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Antibody-drug conjugate shows efficacy against cell surface protein in neuroblastoma
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Physician-scientists in the Cancer Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have developed a preclinical, potent therapy attached to an antibody that targets a surface protein expressed in most childhood neuroblastomas, effectively killing cancer cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Childhood cancer: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
A cancer diagnosis is upsetting at any age but even more?so when the patient is a child. ?In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute we hear from Dr. Carola Arndt on advances in treating childhood cancer. To listen, click the link below. Childhood Cancer (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 13, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The African Childhood Cancer Specialists Lost On Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302
Among the 32 Kenyans onboard Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 were three women on their way back home after a conference focused on improving the lives of children with cancer in Africa. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Childhood Cancer Survivors at High Risk for Skin Malignancies Childhood Cancer Survivors at High Risk for Skin Malignancies
As adults, childhood cancer survivors have a 30-fold higher risk than the general population of developing basal cell carcinoma, a Dutch study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Smoking During Pregnancy Doubles Risk Of Sudden Death For Baby, Study Says
(CNN) — Smoking even one cigarette a day during pregnancy can double the chance of sudden unexpected death for your baby, according to a new study analyzing over 20 million births, including over 19,000 unexpected infant deaths. The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, analyzed data on smoking during pregnancy from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s birth/infant death data set between 2007 and 2011 and found that the risk of death rises by .07 for each additional cigarette smoked, up to 20 a day, a typical pack of cigarettes. By the time you smoke a pack a day, the study found, yo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cigarettes Pregnancy Smoking Source Type: news

Childhood cancer survivors at high risk for skin malignancies
(Reuters Health) - As adults, childhood cancer survivors have a 30-fold higher risk than the general population of developing common skin malignancies known as basal cell carcinoma, a Dutch study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Childhood Cancer Considerably Underdiagnosed Worldwide
Numbers of undiagnosed cases varied from 3 percent in western Europe to 57 percent in western Africa (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Childhood Cancer Considerably Underdiagnosed Worldwide
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 -- There is considerable underdiagnosis of childhood cancer, especially in south Asia and areas of Africa, according to a study published online Feb. 26 in The Lancet Oncology. Zachary J. Ward, M.P.H., from the Harvard T.H.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists Confirm No Link Between Autism And The MMR Vaccine...Again
Yet another study has shown no link between the MMR vaccine and autism. However, as a childhood cancer survivor I'm not sure it will make any difference and I'm worried for children with cancer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Yet Another Study Shows There ’s No Link Between the Measles Vaccine and Autism
In this study, the scientists addressed some potential criticisms of how previous studies were designed in order to provide additional evidence to inform concerned parents. “We see vaccine skepticism growing,” says the study’s lead author Anders Hviid, an investigator at the Statens Serum Institut, the national public health organization in Denmark. “So we thought it was a good idea to revisit the hypothesis and try to get scientific answers to the different criticisms from skeptics of the original study.” Hviid and his colleagues analyzed data involving more than 650,000 children born in Den...
Source: TIME: Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Long - Term Cardiomyopathy Risk Varies by Chemo Agent
Decreased risk seen for daunorubicin versus doxorubicin among survivors of childhood cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 1, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Long-Term Cardiomyopathy Risk Varies by Chemo Agent
FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 -- Long-term cardiomyopathy risk varies by chemotherapy agent for childhood cancer survivors, with a decreased risk for daunorubicin versus doxorubicin, according to a study recently published in JAMA Oncology. Elizabeth A.M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exclusive: How an ex-OHSU researcher is making inroads fighting childhood cancer in his DIY lab
Dr. Charles Keller left the security of a job at OHSU to take a DIY approach to curing childhood cancers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

A look inside the Beaverton lab developing cures for childhood cancers
When I first visited the Children's Cancer Therapy Development Institute, I had a hard time finding the place. It's located along a fairly nondescript stretch of Beaverdam Road in Beaverton, adjacent to a smoke shop. The colorful door is the first clue that maybe this place is special. In fact, the institute occupies a former paint factory that Nike later turned into a creative space. Now there's million s of dollars worth of lab equipment inside, plus desks and mouse habitats fashioned by institute… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

One in two childhood cancers go undiagnosed and untreated, study finds
Between 2013 and 2030, some three million cases of childhood cancer will go undiagnosed and untreated, according to a Harvard University study that found there are some 400,000 cases now. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almost Half of Global Cases of Childhood Cancer Go Undiagnosed
Title: Almost Half of Global Cases of Childhood Cancer Go UndiagnosedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/27/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Nearly half of all children with cancer go undiagnosed and untreated
Many cases in Asia and Africa are being missed and leading to children ‘dying at home’Almost half of children with cancer are going undiagnosed and untreated, according to a new global study.The research suggests that the situation depends on location: while only 3% of childhood cancer cases in western Europe and north America are thought to have been missed in 2015, the proportion rose to an estimated 49% in south Asia and 57% in western Africa.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Cancer Health Society Cancer research Medical research Science Children World news Africa Source Type: news

Almost Half of Global Cases of Childhood Cancer Go Undiagnosed
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Almost Half of Global Cases of Childhood Cancer Go Undiagnosed
TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 -- The actual number of childhood cancer cases worldwide is nearly double the recorded number, a chilling new study finds. " Our model suggests that nearly one in two children with cancer are never diagnosed and may die... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news