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Paternal age at birth, sibling status linked to blood cancer risk

May 28, 2015

Children without siblings and who were born to older fathers demonstrated an increased risk for developing hematologic malignancies in adulthood, according to the results of a prospective analysis.

The average maternal and paternal age at birth has increased over the last few decades, according to study background. Previous studies have linked older paternal and maternal age to an increased risk for a variety of disorders in offspring, including cancer. One previous study has demonstrated an association between paternal age and adult-onset hematologic cancers.

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Next-generation sequencing costeffective for evaluation of inherited colorectal cancer, polyposis syndromes

May 28, 2015
The use of next-generation sequencing panels that included highly penetrant genes associated with colorectal cancer and polyposis syndromes in addition to Lynch syndrome…

CMS proposes updated Medicaid, CHIP-managed care regulations

May 28, 2015
CMS recently proposed a rule to update managed care regulations for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, according to a press release.The…
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Childhood cancer survivors likely to need federal income assistance as adults

May 27, 2015
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ATA releases first guidelines for pediatric thyroid nodules, cancer

May 27, 2015
An American Thyroid Association task force recently released guidelines for treating children with thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer that were published in…
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Diagnosis and Management of Hemophilia

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