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Medical News Today: Cancer risk higher in children with inflammatory bowel disease
Researchers find that childhood inflammatory bowel disease is linked to higher risk of cancer - especially gastrointestinal - that persists into adulthood. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Childhood Tied to Higher Cancer Risk Later (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Children diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face increased cancer risk in both childhood and adulthood, according to a study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Childhood IBD linked to raised long-term risk of cancer
Excess risk of gastrointestinal cancer persists into adulthood, but absolute risk is small Related items fromOnMedica Sticky gel breakthrough in colitis treatment Gene variant linked to development of inflammatory disease Big fall in bowel cancer deaths Stem cells repair bowel disease Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Read Barack Obama ’s Speech Bashing the GOP’s ’50th or 60th’ Attempt to Repeal Obamacare
In conclusion, each of us can make a difference, and I know I’m preaching to the choir here because otherwise you wouldn’t be a goalkeeper. But many of you are young and maybe have only seen forward momentum and may not have seen backward momentum yet. Many of you may confront hurdles and roadblocks and disappointments in the future. And when that happens, that’s the test. The test is not how you feel when things are going good or when you are at a cool conference in New York with Bill and Melinda Gates, and Will I Am. The test is when you’re in the field and you’re on the ground and you are d...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Barack Obama onetime Source Type: news

A guide to childhood brain tumors
There are many different types and classifications of pediatric brain tumors, based upon cell structure, composition, rate of growth and location. A child’s tumor may have the same microscopic appearance to an adult tumor, but the mutations that cause its growth are completely different. Learn about the six most common types of childhood brain tumors. var metaslider_28538 = function($) { $('#metaslider_28538').flexslider({ slideshowSpeed:3000, animation:"fade", controlNav:true, di...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 19, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: brain tumors Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Source Type: news

Australian cancer centres launch personalised medicine trial for childhood cancers
Cancer centres in Australia have launched a national clinical trial under the Zero Childhood Cancer programme to evaluate personalised medicine for childhood cancers. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Severe Health Problems Plague Survivors of Childhood CA Severe Health Problems Plague Survivors of Childhood CA
Specialized healthcare delivery is needed for diverse subgroups of adult cancer survivors with complex medical needs, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Single-injection vaccine device still a long way off
Conclusion Injection of a microstructure device that can give time-delayed release of a vaccine or drug could have great potential in medicine. As the researchers noted, the structures are tiny and fully biodegradable, so they shouldn't cause a foreign-body reaction. But they also mentioned the size – the lightweight device could only hold a small amount of solution. However, the researchers suggested that varying the wall thickness to create larger cores could greatly increase the device's capacity. At this stage, the device has only been tested in a single experiment in mice. Further research in mice would be nee...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Announcement: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month — September 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Childhood cancer survivors face lifetime of chronic health conditions
People who survive cancer in childhood have almost twice as many chronic health conditions by age 50, on average, as the general population, according to results from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cochrane Skin Group celebrate 20 years of improving treatment of skin diseases
World-leading dermatologists and their patients are celebrating huge improvements in the treatment of skin diseases like skin cancer, psoriasis, and acne as theCochrane Skin Group marks its 20th anniversary this week.   The effects of the 120 plus published Cochrane Skin Reviews have been far-reaching and have had real impacts on patient care. These include skin cancer, skin allergies, and acne, blistering diseases, hair disorders like alopecia, fungal infections and psoriasis as well as tropical parasitic disea ses.The group is coordinated by the University of Nottingham ’s Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment, psychological resources, and depressive symptoms in women with breast cancer - Kuhlman KR, Boyle CC, Irwin MR, Ganz PA, Crespi CM, Asher A, Petersen L, Bower JE.
Childhood maltreatment is associated with elevated risk for depression across the human lifespan. Identifying the pathways through which childhood maltreatment relates to depressive symptoms may elucidate intervention targets that have the potential to red... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Preventing childhood deafness following chemotherapy treatment
(Frontiers) A UK charity backs a pioneering new project to prevent childhood deafness following treatment with life-saving cancer drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Does health insurance status affect childhood cancer survival?
(Wiley) A new study examines whether insurance status may affect survival in children diagnosed with cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest largely similar survival trends between privately insured children and those with Medicaid at diagnosis, with slight evidence for an increased risk of cancer death in children who were uninsured at diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cell surface protein may offer big target in treating high-risk childhood cancers
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Oncology researchers studying high-risk children's cancers have identified a protein that offers a likely target for immunotherapy -- harnessing the immune system in medical treatments. In cell cultures and animal models, a potent drug attached to an antibody selectively zeroes in on cancer cells without harming healthy cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Childhood cancer survivors at double the risk for chronic conditions
A study by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital found that childhood cancer survivors have double the risk for chronic conditions as the general population. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Face Continuing Chronic Health Conditions (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The increasing success in treating childhood cancers can overlook a continuing burden for survivors: chronic health conditions that arise at least into survivors'middle-age years. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Comprehensive study of chronic disease reveals vulnerability of childhood cancer survivors
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) St. Jude Children's Research Hospital analysis captures complexity and severity of chronic disease in childhood cancer survivors and suggests this growing population may benefit from more specialized health care delivery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HPV researchers, Planned Parenthood win prestigious Lasker medical awards
The Lasker Awards, among the most prestigious in medicine, will go to two National Cancer Institute researchers whose work led to the development of vaccines that prevent cervical cancer, and to Planned Parenthood for providing “essential health services and reproductive care” to millions of women, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation said Wednesday. In announcing the awards, […]Related:The health dangers from Hurricane Harvey’s floods and Houston’s chemical plantsFDA clears first gene-altering therapy — ‘a living drug’ — for childhood leukemiaThe hurricane ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood cancer survivors may face decades of high medical costs
(Reuters Health) - Childhood cancer survivors may face steep out-of-pocket medical expenses well into adulthood, a recent U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A parent ’s guide to clinical trials
Children with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer, are often candidates for clinical trials. What are they? Which factors should parents weigh in determining whether enrolling in one is a good option for their child? Dr. Steven DuBois, director of the Advancing Childhood Cancer Therapies Clinic at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, answers questions about clinical trials. What are clinical trials? Why are they important? Clinical trials are systematic, scientific investigations of new drugs or therapies for a specific disease. Through clinical trials, we have taken many fatal ped...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 1, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Irene Sege Tags: Ask the Expert Research and Innovation clinical trial Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Dr. Steven DuBois Source Type: news

Few young cancer survivors are up to date with HPV vaccines
(Reuters Health) - Childhood cancer survivors in the U.S. are much less likely to have had human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations compared to their peers, despite being at increased risk from the virus, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

US clears breakthrough gene therapy for childhood leukemia
The U.S. has cleared a breakthrough cancer treatment that uses gene therapy to turn patients' own blood cells into assassins that attack childhood leukemia (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Therapy Using Patient ’ s Own Cells To Fight Cancer Cells
BOSTON (CBS) — The Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital will work to fight cancer in a new way thanks to a new treatment approved by the FDA. CAR-T therapy is for kids and young adults with relapsed and refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). “It’s really an entirely new type of therapy, an entirely new way to fight cancer,” said Dr. Lewis Silverman, the Clinical Director of the Pediatric Hematologic Malignancies Center. Chemotherapy drugs attack dividing cells but are not specific to cancer cells, unlike this new treatment, according to Silverman. “It&...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Boston Children's Hospital Dana Farber Cancer Institute Juli McDonald Leukemia Source Type: news

US approves first cancer drug to use patient's own cells – with $475,000 price tag
Novartis medication marketed as Kymriah treats most common type of childhood cancer, but some fear it could spur wave of highly expensive drugsUS regulators approved the first cancer drug that uses a patient ’s own cells to fight cancer. But the drug is priced at $475,000.Oncologists described the drug, made by Novartis and marketed as Kymriah, as revolutionary, but critics worried the first-of-its-kind cancer treatment could usher in a new class of ultra-expensive medications.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 30, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Glenza in New York Tags: US healthcare Cancer Drugs Novartis Pharmaceuticals industry Business Science US news Society Source Type: news

FDA clears first gene-altering therapy — ‘ a living drug ’ — for childhood leukemia
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a groundbreaking cancer treatment for childhood leukemia that uses patients' genetically altered immune cells to fight the disease. It is the first gene therapy to be cleared in the United States — a “historic” action, the agency said -- and one with major ramifications for patients with […]Related:FDA cracks down on stem-cell clinics, including one using smallpox vaccine in cancer patientsDoes talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?NIH unit deletes references to climate ‘change’ (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA clears first gene-altering therapy — ‘ a living drug ’ — for childhood leukemia
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a groundbreaking cancer treatment for childhood leukemia that uses patients' genetically altered immune cells to fight the disease. It is the first gene therapy to be cleared in the United States — a “historic” action, the agency said — and one with major ramifications for patients with […]Related:FDA cracks down on stem-cell clinics, including one using smallpox vaccine in cancer patientsDoes talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?NIH unit deletes references to climate ‘change’ (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves historic 'living drug' treatment to fight childhood leukemia
Opening a new era in cancer care, the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek out and destroy childhood leukemia.The CAR-T cell treatment developed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

FDA approves first-of-its-kind ‘ living drug ’ for childhood leukemia
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a groundbreaking cancer treatment for childhood leukemia that uses patients' own genetically altered immune cells to fight the disease. It is the first gene therapy to be allowed in the United States — a “historic” approval, the agency said. The decision clears the Novartis drug, called Kymriah, […]Related:FDA cracks down on stem-cell clinics, including one using smallpox vaccine in cancer patientsDoes talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?NIH unit deletes references to climate ‘change’ (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. OKs treatment that would 'reprogram a patient's own cells to attack a deadly cancer'
Opening a new era in cancer care, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Expanding access to new tools to study childhood cancers
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) HHMI Investigator Michael Dyer and colleagues are widely sharing data and samples from nearly 100 new tumor models representing 12 pediatric cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HPV vaccination rates especially low among childhood cancer survivors
(American Society of Clinical Oncology) The rate of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination in the United States is increasing, but remains lower than ideal. A new study suggests that survivors of childhood cancer receive the HPV vaccine at an even lower rate than their peers without cancer -- 24 percent versus 40 percent. Nearly three-quarters of study participants reported that their healthcare provider did not proactively recommend vaccination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Nike, OHSU Doernbecher unveil patient-designed University of Oregon football uniforms (Photos)
Representatives of Nike, University of Oregon and OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital patients, families and physicians showed up en masse Thursday for the reveal of the UO football uniforms designed by pediatric cancer patients. Three childhood cancer survivors worked with Nike designers to create uniforms for the football team that will be worn on Sept. 9 — in honor of childhood cancer awareness month — against the University of Nebraska. The reveal included the uniform designs, as well… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Clare Duffy Source Type: news

Nike, OHSU Doernbecher unveil patient-designed University of Oregon football uniforms (Photos)
Representatives of Nike, University of Oregon and OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital patients, families and physicians showed up en masse Thursday for the reveal of the UO football uniforms designed by pediatric cancer patients. Three childhood cancer survivors worked with Nike designers to create uniforms for the football team that will be worn on Sept. 9 — in honor of childhood cancer awareness month — against the University of Nebraska. The reveal included the uniform designs, as well… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Clare Duffy Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Rates Low in Childhood Cancer Survivors HPV Vaccine Rates Low in Childhood Cancer Survivors
The uptake of the HPV vaccine is low in the United States and even lower among childhood cancer survivors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

More U.S. Teens Getting Vaccinated Against HPV
But rates still lagging against the cancer-causing virus that's caused by sexual contact, CDC saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, HPV, Teen Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccination rates lag for vulnerable population of childhood cancer survivors
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Research suggests health providers are key to boosting HPV vaccination rates of childhood cancer survivors, who, as a group, are at increased risk for second cancers associated with the human papillomavirus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Effects of childhood trauma exposure and cortisol levels on cognitive functioning among breast cancer survivors - Kamen C, Scheiber C, Janelsins M, Jo B, Shen H, Palesh O.
Cognitive functioning difficultiesin breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy are common, but not all women experience these impairments. Exposure to childhood trauma may impair cognitive functioning following chemotherapy, and these impairments may b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Out-of-pocket health costs can cause financial problems for survivors of childhood cancer
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Adult survivors of childhood cancer face an increased likelihood of financial difficulties related to out-of-pocket costs for their health care, compared with adults not affected by childhood cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Under the redwoods, UC Santa Cruz fights kids' cancer using computers
(University of California - Santa Cruz) The City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Office recently sat down with Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative Founder Olena Morozova and UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute Scientific Director David Haussler to learn more about how UC Santa Cruz is working to better understand and better treat cancer in children -- all without the benefit of a medical school. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CHOP to lead new pediatric data resource center for research in childhood cancer, birth defects
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) The Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will lead a new, collaborative effort funded by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund to discover the causes of pediatric cancer and structural birth defects through the use of big data. The Center will be known as the 'Kids First Pediatric Data Resource Center' (DRC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Children's National part of pediatric cancer research collective awarded millions by NIH
(Children's National Health System) Children's National Health System is a member of a public-private research collective that was awarded up to $14.8 million from the National Institutes of Health -- contingent on available funds -- to launch a data resource center for cancer researchers around the world in order to accelerate the discovery of novel treatments for childhood tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Navigating South Korea ’s Healthcare Paradox
In recent years, we have witnessed an explosion of interest among our pharmaceutical clients in conducting research in South Korea. Some emerging market analysts have suggested a ‘K’ should be added to BRIC, reflecting the country’s burgeoning economic status and its increasingly inclusion in global studies, not just regional Asia Pacific or emerging market studies. Indeed, there is ongoing debate about whether South Korea can still be considered ‘emerging’ as it i s a growing player in the pharmaceutical industry in its own right.   As well as looking at South Korea ’s health...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Why Breastfeeding Is One of the “Smartest Investments” for All Countries
May 18, 2017. A combined group of South Sudanese refugees and Ugandans take part in a class about breast feeding. Nyumanzi Refugee Settlement, Adjumani District. Conflict and famine in South Sudan have led to an exodus of refugees into Uganda. Credit: JAMES OATWAY/UNICEFBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Aug 8 2017 (IPS)The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has released new findings on the economic gains—besides the obvious health benefits—of breastfeeding. Hailing the practice as an investment that ought to be supported by governments, the UN estimates that 4.70 dollars can push up rates of breastfe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Aid Democracy Education Gender Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

New tumor database deployed to battle childhood Cancer at UC Santa Cruz
(University of California - Santa Cruz) The Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative researchers at UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute and the St. Baldrick's Foundation are making a 11,000+ tumor database available for use by all researchers in the pediatric cancer community and beyond in our continued battle to take childhood back from cancer. The database contains RNA-Seq gene expression data, as well as age, disease, and sex. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Childhood Cancer Radiation May Cause Unwanted Gene Mutation in Some
That flaw seems to increase risk of a type of brain tumor later in life, researchers report (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - August 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Childhood Cancer Radiation May Cause Gene Mutation
That flaw seems to increase risk of a type of brain tumor later in life, researchers report (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood Cancer Radiation May Cause Unwanted Gene Mutation in Some
That flaw seems to increase risk of a type of brain tumor later in life, researchers report (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Neurology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Research, News, Source Type: news