Less than Half of Pediatric CNS Cancer Survivors Become Fully Independent AdultsAugust 15th 2018
Late effects from treatment of central nervous system (CNS) tumors, such as cognitive impairment and physical performance, may hinder full functional and social independence among adult survivors, according to findings published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Childhood Cancer STAR Act Addresses Research and Survivorship NeedsJuly 4th 2018
The Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act (STAR Act), signed into law on June 5, 2018, addresses a critically under-researched and underfunded area of cancer.
Childhood Cancer Survivors at Risk for Heart Disease and StrokeFebruary 26th 2018
Survivors of childhood cancer could be up to 20 times more likely to develop ischemic heart disease or to have strokes than their siblings. To determine their level of risk, researchers used a prediction model that included factors like gender, type of chemotherapy, and radiotherapy exposure to the head, neck, or chest.
Younger Cancer Survivors Put Themselves at Risk When They Fail to Seek Follow-Up CareFebruary 19th 2018
Many adolescent and young adult (AYA) survivors of cancer end up "lost to follow-up," according to recent research. Nurses charged with patient education should take heed, and be sure to stress the importance of follow-up care to their AYA patients and their families.
Therapy Dogs Reduce Stress in Families of Pediatric PatientsFebruary 6th 2018
The Canines and Childhood Cancer Study – the first and largest randomized, controlled clinical trial to measure the effects of animal-assisted therapy in the field of pediatric oncology – recently showed significant benefits to families in a time of great need.
Flashy for a Cause: Raising Awareness for Childhood CancersSeptember 20th 2016
Chase After a Cure is running a Thunderclap campaign on Sept. 15 and is asking people to be flashy for a good cause: awareness and funds for childhood cancers. - See more at: http://www.curetoday.com/articles/flashy-for-a-cause-raising-awareness-for-childhood-cancers#sthash.uyBvOZyJ.dpuf
Sarcoma Awareness Spotlight: Why Younger Patients Need More SupportJuly 26th 2016
Despite some advances in treatment options for patients with sarcomas, researchers are still actively seeking to improve outcomes for pediatric, adolescent and young adult patients, a group particularly impacted by this diagnosis.
Encouraging Childhood Cancer Survivors to Get Vaccinated Against HPVJuly 13th 2016
Although survivors of childhood cancer are at an increased risk of developing second cancers later in life, a recently reported study found that they are actually less likely to receive the vaccine series aimed at preventing the human papillomavirus (HPV) which is linked to a number of cancers.
Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo on Treating Rare Pediatric CancerJuly 11th 2016
Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, MD, chair of the Department of Global Pediatric Medicine and director of the International Outreach Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and chair of the rare tumor committee at the Children’s Oncology Group, discusses treating rare pediatric cancers.