Study: Childhood abuse linked to greater risk of endometriosis
(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) A study of more than 60,000 women has found that sexual and physical abuse in childhood and adolescence is associated with a greater risk of laparoscopically-confirmed endometriosis diagnosed during adulthood. The study -- the largest of its kind -- found that women reporting severe-chronic abuse of multiple types had a 79 percent higher risk of laparoscopically-confirmed endometriosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What Can Be Done to Reduce the Risk of Suicide
Suicide rates are high and have only been increasing over the years. Over 800,000 people die all over the world by suicide each year. A proportion of the suicides are murder suicides resulting in additional loss of life. Attempts at suicide occur more frequently and we have about one million suicide attempts occurring each year. Suicide is a heart-breaking problem that is growing and needs to be addressed in as many ways as is possible. Understanding the risk factors, knowing the warning signs and what to do about them, is a crucial step. The more the awareness the greater the impact on suicide prevention. Risk Factors f...
Source: Psych Central - July 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suma Chand, PhD Tags: Depression General Suicide Source Type: news

Late Effects of Childhood Cancer and Its Treatment
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fertility treatment does not appear to raise serious cancer risk
Small higher risk of non-invasive breast and ovarian tumours may not be due to treatment Related items fromOnMedica Only a third of women with regular bloating would see their GP Infertility much more likely after childhood cancer Unprotected sex among British teens – soars Experts call for wider HPV vaccination Use of contraceptive pill may lead to longer life (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Viral immunotherapy to treat brain tumors in children shows promise
A viral immunotherapy using a herpes virus to treat brain tumors has been shown to be safe and well-tolerated in a pediatric study from UAB and Children ’s of Alabama.  The findings managed to show preliminary evidence of effectiveness in killing malignant tumor cells.  The funding to develop the therapy has been provided by the NIH/NCI, Department of Defense, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, Cannonb all Kid’s Foundation, Hyundai Hope on Wheels, Vs.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Viral immunotherapy to treat brain tumors in children shows promise
A viral immunotherapy using a herpes virus to treat brain tumors has been shown to be safe and well-tolerated in a pediatric study from UAB and Children ’s of Alabama.  The findings managed to show preliminary evidence of effectiveness in killing malignant tumor cells.  The funding to develop the therapy has been provided by the NIH/NCI, Department of Defense, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, Cannonb all Kid’s Foundation, Hyundai Hope on Wheels, Vs.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Otago scientists' breakthrough in childhood kidney cancer
A world-first discovery by University of Otago scientists may change the way children suffering from a rare form of kidney cancer are treated.07/03/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - July 3, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Guideline Addresses Endocrine Effects After Childhood Cancer Guideline Addresses Endocrine Effects After Childhood Cancer
The Endocrine Society has issued a clinical practice guideline on how to treat hypothalamic-pituitary and growth disorders in survivors of childhood cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New guidelines to treat endocrine disorders in childhood cancer survivors
The new Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, advises how to diagnose and treat endocrine disorders that affect up to 50% of childhood cancer survivors.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New tools used to identify childhood cancer genes
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Using a new computational strategy, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified 29 genetic changes that can contribute to rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive childhood cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Teamwork between cells fuels aggressive childhood brain tumor
(Cancer Research UK) Scientists have discovered that cancerous cells in an aggressive type of childhood brain tumour work together to infiltrate the brain, and this finding could ultimately lead to much needed new treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colonoscopy cost  effective after childhood cancer
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Exercise may help childhood cancer survivors live longer
(Reuters Health) - Childhood cancer survivors who get plenty of vigorous exercise may live longer than their counterparts who aren't very active, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Up to half of childhood cancer survivors will develop hormone disorders
(The Endocrine Society) The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on how to diagnose and treat the endocrine disorders that affect a significant portion of childhood cancer survivors in the United States today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Many survivors of childhood cancer are unconcerned about their future health
(Wiley) New findings suggest that many survivors of childhood cancer may not fully understand or acknowledge their increased risks for later health problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Perceptions of future health and cancer risk in adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study
This research article found that a substantial proportion of survivors were not concerned about their future health (31%) or developing cancer (40%), even after exposure to treatments linked to increased risk, thus they may be less likely to engage in screening and risk ‐reduction activities. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer Unconcerned About Health Some Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer Unconcerned About Health
Adult survivors of childhood cancer are at risk for serious chronic medical problems, but many of them are not particularly concerned about their future health, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Cannabis-Based Drug
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration approved a cannabis-based drug for the first time, the agency said Monday. Epidiolex was recommended for approval by an advisory committee in April, and the agency had until this week to make a decision. The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in patients 2 and older to treat two types of epileptic syndromes: Dravet syndrome, a rare genetic dysfunction of the brain that begins in the first year of life, and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a form of epilepsy with multiple types of seizures that begin in early childhood, usually between 3 and 5. “This is an important...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cannabis Local TV Marijuana Source Type: news

Some adult survivors of childhood cancer unconcerned about health
(Reuters Health) - Adult survivors of childhood cancer are at risk for serious chronic medical problems, but many of them are not particularly concerned about their future health, a study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Many Childhood CA Survivors Not Concerned About Future Health
Even among those exposed to high radiation doses, one - third not concerned about developing cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Many Childhood Cancer Survivors in Denial About Future Health Risks
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Many Childhood CA Survivors Not Concerned About Future Health
MONDAY, June 25, 2018 -- A substantial number of adult childhood cancer survivors are unconcerned about their future health and subsequent cancer risks, according to a study published online June 25 in Cancer. Todd M. Gibson, Ph.D., from St. Jude... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many Childhood Cancer Survivors in Denial About Future Health Risks
MONDAY, June 25, 2018 -- Many adult survivors of childhood cancer don't worry about their future health and may skip crucial screenings and lifestyle changes, a new study shows. " Some of the increased health risks faced by survivors of childhood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Childhood Cancer Survivors in Denial About Future Health Risks
Title: Many Childhood Cancer Survivors in Denial About Future Health RisksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/25/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/25/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Emerging Role of Immunotherapy for Childhood Cancers Emerging Role of Immunotherapy for Childhood Cancers
Immunotherapeutic strategies are showing promise for pediatric cancers such as leukemia and neuroblastoma. What is the latest research?Chinese Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

'Substantial portion' of childhood cancer survivors not concerned about future health
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) A research team led by a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital epidemiologist has conducted the largest analysis to date of how adult survivors of childhood cancer view their health risk. The scientists found that a surprisingly high number of survivors showed a lack of concern for their future well-being. The analysis of questionnaire data from 15,620 survivors found that 31 percent said they were not concerned about their future health and 40 percent were unconcerned about developing new cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Many Childhood Cancer Survivors in Denial About Future Health Risks
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - June 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Handheld Device Can ID Cardiac Dysfunction in Cancer Survivors
Vivio can accurately detect cardiac dysfunction in anthracycline - exposed childhood cancer survivors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cancer survival in England childhood: patients followed up to 2017
This statistical bulletin shows that cancer survival in children (aged 0 to 14 years) continues to improve for all cancers combined, with a continued increasing trend of 5-year survival (from 77.1% in 2001 to 84.0% predicted for those diagnosed in 2017). These increases have been observed in each age group. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Handheld Device Can ID Cardiac Dysfunction in Cancer Survivors
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- A novel handheld mHealth platform (Vivio) can accurately detect cardiac dysfunction in anthracycline-exposed childhood cancer survivors, according to a study published online June 21 in Clinical Cancer Research. Saro H.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Childhood cancer survival
The Office for National Statistics has published data on cancer survival in England for specific cancer sites by age, sex and stage at diagnosis. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More Body Fat = Less Breast Cancer Risk Before Menopause (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Adiposity in young adulthood or childhood could be critical factor, investigators said (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - June 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Device may detect heart dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors treated with chemo
(American Association for Cancer Research) A wireless device designed for detection of heart dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors treated with anthracycline chemotherapy was accurate and displayed a low false-negative rate as compared to cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Drug 'reduces hearing loss' after childhood cancer treatment
Given hours after chemotherapy, it showed promising results in children with a rare cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The war against childhood cancer: Who's winning?
Every day, the terrifying reality of a cancer diagnosis changes a child's life. But as technology and treatments improve, many more children could be able to call themselves survivors. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Phys Ed: For Survivors of Childhood Cancer, Walk
Regular exercise, such as brisk walking for an hour, improved long-term survival in those who had childhood cancers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Longevity Children and Childhood Cancer Heart Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Childhood Cancer Impacts Mental Health
Title: Childhood Cancer Impacts Mental HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Childhood Cancer Impacts Mental Health
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - June 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Childhood Cancer Impacts Mental Health
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Children with neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer of nerve cells, are vulnerable to mental health and behavioral problems, a new study finds. Neuroblastoma is diagnosed at a median age of 17.3 months. Treatment advances... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exercise May Lower Mortality in Adult Survivors of Childhood CA
TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 -- For adult survivors of childhood cancer, vigorous exercise in early adulthood is associated with reduced risk of mortality, according to a study published online June 3 in JAMA Oncology. Jessica M. Scott, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CureWorks Collaborative launches to accelerate development of immunotherapy treatments
(Seattle Children's) Seattle Children's, with participating members Children's National Health System, BC Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has launched CureWorks, an international collaborative of leading academic children's hospitals determined to accelerate the development of immunotherapy treatments for childhood cancer. CureWorks focuses on expanding immunotherapy trials and patient access around the world, as well as sharing data and collective expertise to advance novel cell therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Neurocognitive Function in Survivors of Childhood Cancer Neurocognitive Function in Survivors of Childhood Cancer
Chronic conditions as a result of cancer therapy can impact neurocognitive function of childhood cancer survivors.Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Vigorous Exercise Reduces Mortality Risk in Cancer Survivors Vigorous Exercise Reduces Mortality Risk in Cancer Survivors
Breaking a sweat for 20 minutes several times each week over a period of years reduced all-cause mortality by 40% in adult survivors of childhood cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Zebrafish expose tumor pathway in childhood muscle cancer
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) A popular aquarium fish may hold answers to how tumors form in a childhood cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exercise lowers risk of death for childhood cancer survivors, study says
Vigorous exercise has been linked to a lower risk of death in adult survivors of childhood cancer, researchers report in a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare Childhood Cancer Gets First Tx Advance in 30 Years
(MedPage Today) -- But impact unclear for U.S. rhabdomyosarcoma patients (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 4, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Childhood cancer: The four survival strategies of tumor cells
(Lund University) Cancer cells in children tend to develop by following four main trajectories -- and two of them are linked to relapse of the disease, research led by Lund University in Sweden shows. The four strategies can occur simultaneously in a single tumor, according to the study that is now published in Nature Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Childhood cancer survivors more likely to experience sleep problems as adults
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Preliminary results from a study of childhood cancer survivors show that they are more likely to experience sleep problems and daytime sleepiness as adults, and those who report poor sleep have a greater likelihood of persistent or worsened emotional distress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is exercise associated with lower risk of death for adult survivors of childhood cancer?
(JAMA Network) Vigorous exercise is associated with reductions in the risk of death among adult survivors of childhood cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news