Induced Abortion Rates Not Up for Childhood Cancer Survivors
Likelihood of first pregnancy was reduced for childhood cancer survivors compared with population controls (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 25, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Study: Women who survive cancer as kids nearly 30% less likely to have children
Women who suffered from cancer in childhood are 28% less likely to become pregnant as adults than other women, according to a study published Monday by the journal CANCER. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Induced Abortion Rates Not Up for Childhood Cancer Survivors
MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2021 -- Childhood cancer survivors (CCSs) have a reduced likelihood for first pregnancy but are not more likely to have induced abortions, according to a study published online Jan. 25 in Cancer. Johanna M. Melin, M.D., Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Childhood cancer survivors are not more likely to terminate their pregnancies
(Wiley) Study finds they have a reduced likelihood of becoming pregnant, however. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Living Legacy in Pediatric Cancer Research
Even as he was dying, he worked to raise awareness of pediatric cancer. Now scientists are using his cells to help others. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Gubar Tags: Children and Childhood Tumors Cancer Research Cancer (Journal) Purdue University Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes in unprecedented times: Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo was nominated for Health Care Heroes for his work in launching the Global COVID-19 Observatory and Resource Center for Childhood Cancer, a collaboration between St. Jude Global and the International Society of Paediatric Oncology. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 18, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Susan Ellis Source Type: news

Celia Milstein obituary
My friend Celia Milstein, who has died aged 92, was among those who contributed to the invention of monoclonal antibodies, which led to the Nobel prize for medicine of 1984, won by her husband,C ésar Milstein, with Georges Kohler and Niels Jerne. Monoclonal antibodies are used in both treatment and diagnosis of diseases, including cancers, and are being trialled against Covid-19.Celia was born and grew up in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, to Efrain Prilleltensky, an accountant, and his wife, Ana (nee Davidson), both immigrants from the Ukraine who spoke Yiddish. She recalled her childhood as full of beauty.Continue ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Peter Lawrence Tags: Immunology Medicine Biochemistry and molecular biology Education Medical research Science Source Type: news

Link Between Major Birth Defects and Increased Risk for Cancer Link Between Major Birth Defects and Increased Risk for Cancer
The link with childhood cancer is already well established, but a new review shows that it persists into adulthood, although the risk decreases with time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Although Childhood Cancer Survival Rates Have Improved, Survivors Face Disability-Related Challenges Throughout Adulthood
Survivors of childhood cancer have an increased risk of experiencing disabling conditions, both from the cancer itself and from the effects of treatment, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - December 9, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Birth Defects Tied to Higher Cancer Risk
Major birth defects are associated with an increased risk for cancer in childhood. New research suggests the risk persists into adulthood. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Birth Defects Genetics and Heredity Cancer BMJ (Journal) Source Type: news

Genetic variants linked to heart health in African American childhood cancer survivors
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified genetic variants in African American childhood cancer survivors that have implications for up-front care and long-term surveillance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IU researchers publish first article dedicated to Hoosier youth's donated tumor
(Indiana University School of Medicine) Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have published their work about a specific type of childhood cancer in the peer-reviewed, international oncology journal, Cancers. This research involves a combination therapy that significantly slows tumor growth in models, which includes a model established from cells taken from tumors donated by Tyler Trent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mothers ’ stress may lead to preterm births, faster aging in children
This study is among the first to point out that, yes, it does matter.“It may even be more influential than prenatal health because some of what is put in motion before conception may be hard to stop during pregnancy,” she added. “For example, a mother with dysregulated immune function due to stress may be at risk when she becomes pregnant. The abundance of stre ss for low-income parents is potent and potentially high risk for them and their children.”These findings, Dunkel Schetter said, support the case for devoting more resources to programs for preconception health and well-being.Both studies wer...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New immunotherapy shows promise against rare childhood cancer
(University College London) A novel CAR T-cell therapy developed by researchers at UCL and designed to target cancerous tumours, has shown promising early results in children with neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What are Potential Problems Associated with Helicobacter pylori?
Discussion Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a microaerophilis, spiral bacterium that is a prevalent human pathogen. How this infection affects individuals is different in adults and children. Overall seroprevalence rate in children world-wide was estimated to be ~33%, but this seroprevalence rate is decreasing in the developed world for both adults and children. It is acquired in childhood and can persist through colonization throughout life if untreated. Fortunately, it often is asymptomatic and generally does not cause serious disease in children. Some serotyping data shows that within families children acquire it more...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Sara Federico, M.D., receives NCI award for leadership in developing clinical trials
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Sara Federico, MD, received the NCI award for substantial impact in the field of childhood solid tumors through the development and conduct of clinical trials (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breakthrough in childhood brain cancer will save lives
(Newcastle University) A scientific breakthrough has enabled experts to predict relapse in a common childhood cancer and means doctors can tailor treatment for each individual child and improve prognosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Anti-depressant repurposed to treat childhood cancer
(Karolinska Institutet) A new study has found that a commonly prescribed anti-depressant may halt growth of a type of cancer known as childhood sarcoma, at least in mice and laboratory cell experiments. The findings, from researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Texas, ignite hope of novel treatment strategies against this disease. The study is published in the journal Cancer Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First Patient Treated With Experimental Therapy For Deadly Childhood Brain Cancer
The trial being run at Seattle Children's Hospital hopes to test the therapy on at least 12 patients with DIPG (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma & Source Type: news

Trials Underway Using Experimental CAR T-Cell Therapy For Deadly Childhood Brain Cancer
The trials being run at hospitals in Stanford and Seattle will evaluate the CAR T-cells in small numbers of patients to assess the feasibility and safety of the treatment. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science Editors' Pick editors-pick business pharma & Source Type: news

Childhood cancer therapies cost effective in sub-Saharan Africa
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - November 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Highly effective tumor detection strategy for common childhood brain tumors
(Texas A&M University) A team of scientists at Texas A&M University, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital have developed a way to more accurately both detect and monitor a common type of pediatric brain cancer, setting the stage for giving clinicians a real-time view into how the cancer responds to treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Tumor DNA in spinal fluid could help doctors better monitor childhood brain cancer
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Researchers have demonstrated that a new liquid biopsy approach overcomes traditional barriers to quickly and efficiently diagnose and monitor high-grade pediatric gliomas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Three new trans-Atlantic research teams to study hard-to-treat childhood cancers
(Stand Up To Cancer) While incredible progress has been made in advancing pediatric cancer research, critical unmet needs still exist. The Stand Up To Cancer-Cancer Research UK Pediatric Cancer New Discoveries Challenge has awarded three new teams of scientists in both the UK and the US with up to $1 million over two years to improve therapies for cancers that impact children and young people and are particularly difficult to treat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Malawi: Bwaila Lions Tips Parents On Childhood Cancer
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -- Bwaila Lions Club has appealed to parents to be keen on identifying signs of childhood cancer among their children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eddie Van Halen's son Wolf posts endearing photo from his childhood days after Eddie's death
His father was a rock 'n' roll legend who died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. And Wolfgang 'Wolf' Van Halen was still... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Increase in Suicide Risk Among Childhood Cancer Survivors: Study No Increase in Suicide Risk Among Childhood Cancer Survivors: Study
In contrast with previous studies, a new analysis finds a lower risk of suicidal behaviors and suicide-related death among survivors compared with controls.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Promising treatment for aggressive childhood cancer
(Lund University) A drug has shown great promise in the treatment of neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancer. The study was led by researchers at Lund University in Sweden, and is published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study: Childhood chemo alters heart's caretaker cells
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) Why do 20% of children who receive cancer chemotherapy go on to develop heart failure later in life? UT Health San Antonio researchers led by Gregory Aune, MD, PhD, are studying this question and report a clue in a new journal article. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suicidal Behaviors, Deaths Lower for Childhood Cancer Survivors
But prevalence of suicidal ideation similar for childhood cancer survivors, general population (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Suicidal Behaviors, Deaths Lower for Childhood Cancer Survivors
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- Survivors of childhood cancer have a lower prevalence of suicidal behaviors and mortality, but the prevalence of suicidal ideation is similar to that of the general population, according to a study published online Sept. 23... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trinity cancer research discovery leads to clinical trial in childhood cancer
(Trinity College Dublin) A vital discovery by Trinity College researchers in a form of cancer common in children, has led to the announcement that the Boston-based biopharmaceutical company C4 Therapeutics plan to begin clinical trials in 2021. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Suicidality among adult survivors of childhood cancer
(Wiley) A recent study found that survivors of childhood cancer have a similar risk of having suicidal thoughts compared with other individuals, and they have lower risk of suicidal behaviors and suicidal death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New NCCN resource for understanding childhood leukemia
(National Comprehensive Cancer Network) NCCN publishes a new patient and caregiver resource focused on a childhood cancer type. Free NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) shares the latest expert advice for treating infants, children, and adolescents with the most common pediatric malignancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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

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 12, 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