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Model predicted risk for heart failure in childhood cancer survivors

November 14, 2014

Models that included factors such as age at diagnosis, anthracycline doses, and radiation fields and doses accurately predicted risk for congestive heart failure in childhood cancer survivors through age 40 years, according to study results.

Eric J. Chow, MD, MPH, an assistant member of the clinical research division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and colleagues evaluated data from 13,060 cancer survivors enrolled in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. All survivors were free of significant cardiovascular disease 5 years after cancer diagnosis.

Norman E. Breslow, PhD In the Journals

Female survivors of Wilms tumor may be at increased risk for breast cancer

November 13, 2014
Women who survived Wilms tumor, particularly those who underwent chest radiotherapy, demonstrated increased risk for invasive breast cancer by age 40 years, according to…
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Nearly one-third of AYA patients do not receive adequate cancer therapy

November 7, 2014
About 30% of adolescents and young adults with cancer do not receive appropriate initial treatment, according to study results.Arnold L. Potosky, PhD, director of…
Earlier hepatoblastoma surgery may reduce chemotherapy complications In the Journals

Earlier hepatoblastoma surgery may reduce chemotherapy complications

November 7, 2014
Many pediatric patients with hepatoblastoma achieved radiographic resectability after two cycles of chemotherapy compared with four cycles, creating a potential…
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Model predicted risk for heart failure in childhood cancer survivors

November 14, 2014
Models that included factors such as age at diagnosis, anthracycline doses, and radiation fields and doses accurately predicted risk for congestive…
Norman E. Breslow, PhD In the Journals

Female survivors of Wilms tumor may be at increased risk for breast cancer

November 13, 2014
Women who survived Wilms tumor, particularly those who underwent chest radiotherapy, demonstrated increased risk for invasive breast cancer by age 40…
In the Journals

Nearly one-third of AYA patients do not receive adequate cancer therapy

November 7, 2014
About 30% of adolescents and young adults with cancer do not receive appropriate initial treatment, according to study results.Arnold L. Potosky
Earlier hepatoblastoma surgery may reduce chemotherapy complications In the Journals

Earlier hepatoblastoma surgery may reduce chemotherapy complications

November 7, 2014
Many pediatric patients with hepatoblastoma achieved radiographic resectability after two cycles of chemotherapy compared with four cycles, creating…
John Wagner In the Journals

Double-unit cord-blood transplant failed to extend survival in blood cancers

October 29, 2014
Children and adolescents with hematologic malignancies who underwent double-unit cord-blood transplantation experienced similar survival rates as…
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Pediatric nurses’ association names president-elect

October 25, 2014
The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses announced Kathleen Ruccione, PhD, MPH, RN, CPON, FAAN, will serve as president-elect for…
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St. Jude announces faculty appointments

HemOnc Today, September 25, 2014
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital officials announced the appointment of two internationally recognized physician–scientists to leadership…
In the Journals

Primary tumor site affected clinical features, outcomes in pediatric neuroblastoma

September 19, 2014
Tumor features and outcomes varied considerably by primary tumor site among children with neuroblastoma, according to study results.Kieuhoa T. Vo
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Bone mineral density score disparity highlights need to redefine osteoporosis in children

September 15, 2014
Defining pediatric osteoporosis based on lumbar spine-bone mineral density z score may be problematic due to differences in reference databases and…
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Obesity, reduced gonadal function linked in men surviving childhood cancer

August 19, 2014
In boys who have survived cancer, obesity was linked with gonadal dysfunction independent of the effects of treatments previously undergone for the…
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