1. Articles in category: Children & Families

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    1. Immune Thrombocytopenia in a Child with Neuroblastoma.

      Immune Thrombocytopenia in a Child with Neuroblastoma.

      Case Rep Pediatr. 2017;2017:1329489

      Authors: Ikizoglu HT, Ayan I, Tokat F, Tecimer T, Topuzlu Tekant G

      Abstract Thrombocytopenia is a frequent finding in patients with solid tumors. It is usually caused by bone marrow infiltration or by myelosuppression due to anticancer therapy; however immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) associated with solid tumors is rare. Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid tumor in children.

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      Mentions: Bone Marrow
    2. NIH Funds Pediatric Data Resource Center.

      NIH Funds Pediatric Data Resource Center.

      Cancer Discov. 2017 Oct 11;:

      Authors:

      Abstract Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will lead a collaborative effort-funded with $14.8 million from the NIH-to pool genomic and phenotypic data from tens of thousands of patients to study the causes of pediatric cancer and structural birth defects.

      PMID: 29021134 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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    3. Legumain correlates with neuroblastoma differentiation and can be used in prodrug design.

      Legumain correlates with neuroblastoma differentiation and can be used in prodrug design.

      Chem Biol Drug Des. 2017 Oct 10;:

      Authors: Zhang M, Jiang Z, Chen S, Wu Z, Chen K, Wu Y

      Abstract Neuroblastoma (NB) is a highly malignant solid tumor in children. The cysteine endopeptidase legumain is expressed in adult solid tumors, but its expression in NB has not been examined.

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    4. Diet, exercise modifications can have ‘tremendous impact’ on pediatric cancer outcomes

      Joya Chandra Keri Schadler Diet and exercise may improve treatment outcomes among pediatric patients with cancer, according to a study conducted at The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital. In addition, introducing energy balance interventions may reduce the risk for late effects during survivorship. Researchers at MD Anderson reviewed 67 pediatric oncology studies to evaluate the relationship between diet and exercise.

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      Mentions: Treatment
    5. Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to a High-Risk Children's Cancer

      Pediatric researchers investigating the childhood cancer neuroblastoma have identified common gene variants that raise the risk of an aggressive form of that disease. The discovery, in the MMP20 gene, may assist doctors in better diagnosing subtypes of neuroblastoma.

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      Mentions: Genetics
    6. Researchers identify gene variants linked to a high-risk children's cancer

      Researchers identify gene variants linked to a high-risk children's cancer

      ( Children's Hospital of Philadelphia ) Pediatric researchers investigating the childhood cancer neuroblastoma have identified common gene variants that raise the risk of an aggressive form of that disease. The discovery may assist doctors in better diagnosing subtypes of neuroblastoma.

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      Mentions: Genetics
    7. Does Health Insurance Status Affect Childhood Cancer Survival?

      Does Health Insurance Status Affect Childhood Cancer Survival?

      Privately insured children and those with Medicaid at the time of a cancer diagnosis experience largely similar survival trends, with slight evidence for an increased risk of cancer death in children who were uninsured at diagnosis, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    8. Cell surface protein may offer big target in treating high-risk childhood cancers

      Cell surface protein may offer big target in treating high-risk childhood cancers

      ( Children's Hospital of Philadelphia ) Oncology researchers studying high-risk children's cancers have identified a protein that offers a likely target for immunotherapy -- harnessing the immune system in medical treatments. In cell cultures and animal models, a potent drug attached to an antibody selectively zeroes in on cancer cells without harming healthy cells.

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    9. Study shows incisionless surgery with MR-HIFU effective in destroying painful bone tumors

      Study shows incisionless surgery with MR-HIFU effective in destroying painful bone tumors

      Doctors from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System have completed a clinical trial that demonstrates how osteoid osteoma, a benign but painful bone tumor that commonly occurs in children and young adults, can be safely and successfully treated using an incisionless surgery method called magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU).

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      Mentions: Surgery
    10. RACE for Children Act Becomes Law!

      RACE for Children Act Becomes Law!

      WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the RACE for Children Act became law, ensuring that novel and exciting new cancer drugs will now be developed not only for adults, but also for children with cancer. Nancy Goodman, CEO of Kids v Cancer stated, "One of the greatest...

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    11. Kids First Data Resource Center set to ‘unlock potential’ of genomic data in pediatric cancer

      The NIH established the Kids First Data Resource Center, a pediatric cancer and rare disease data program that will enable clinicians and researchers to collaborate and access multiple genomic datasets.The resource center — the first of its kind in the pediatric research community — is designed to create a centralized, cloud-based database and discovery portal of clinical and genetic sequence data from various pediatric cancers and structural birth defects cohorts, such as congenital heart defects, hearing loss and cleft palate. The program also will develop analytical tools to provide access to this large-scale data for use in the discovery of novel ...

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      Mentions: Hearing Loss
    12. CHLA Researcher Awarded $1.9 Million by NIH to Study Novel Approach to Battling Neuroblastoma

      CHLA Researcher Awarded $1.9 Million by NIH to Study Novel Approach to Battling Neuroblastoma

      Muller Fabbri, MD, PhD, of the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded $1.9 million by the National Cancer Institute of the NIH to further his research on neuroblastoma.

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    13. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to Lead New Pediatric Data Resource Center for Research in Childhood Cancer and Structural Birth Defects

      Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to Lead New Pediatric Data Resource Center for Research in Childhood Cancer and Structural Birth Defects

      PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will lead a new, collaborative effort funded by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund to discover the causes of pediatric cancer...

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    14. Using Chemistry to Target Neuroblastoma.

      Using Chemistry to Target Neuroblastoma.

      ACS Chem Neurosci. 2017 Aug 11;:

      Authors: Hansen JN, Li X, Zheng YG, Lotta LT, Dedhe A, Schor NF

      Abstract Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the neural crest almost exclusively seen in childhood. While children with single, small primary tumors are often cured with surgery alone, the 65% of children with neuroblastoma whose disease has metastasized have less than a 50% chance of surviving five years after diagnosis.

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      Mentions: Surgery ALK
    15. Comparing oncologic outcomes after minimally invasive and open surgery for pediatric neuroblastoma and Wilms tumor.

      Comparing oncologic outcomes after minimally invasive and open surgery for pediatric neuroblastoma and Wilms tumor.

      Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Aug 09;:

      Authors: Ezekian B, Englum BR, Gulack BC, Rialon KL, Kim J, Talbot LJ, Adibe OO, Routh JC, Tracy ET, Rice HE

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      Mentions: Surgery
    16. Longitudinal parental preferences for late effects communication during cancer treatment

      Few studies have investigated parent preferences for late effects communication during pediatric cancer treatment. We used questionnaire data to assess whether parental preferences for late effects information change over the year after diagnosis. Most parents found this information to be very/extremely important at baseline, assessed soon after diagnosis, (94%, 153/162), 4 months (91%, 147/162), and 12 months (96%, 156/163).

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      Mentions: Treatment
    17. Neurological Complications of Childhood Cancer.

      Neurological Complications of Childhood Cancer.

      Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2017 Feb;24(1):60-69

      Authors: Weaver L, Samkari A

      Abstract Though the treatment of pediatric cancers has come a long way, acute and chronic effects of cancer are still affecting the life of many children. These effects may be caused not only by the malignancy itself but also by the interventions used for the purpose of treatment.

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    18. Seattle Children's opens CD22 CAR T-cell immunotherapy trial for children and young adults

      Seattle Children's opens CD22 CAR T-cell immunotherapy trial for children and young adults

      ( Seattle Children's ) After seeing promising results in phase 1 of the Pediatric Leukemia Adoptive Therapy (PLAT-02) trial with 93 percent of patients with relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) achieving complete initial remission, researchers at Seattle Children's are continuing their quest to improve the experimental therapy and reduce the rate of relapse, which is about 50 percent.

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    19. NCI-COG Pediatric MATCH Trial to Test Targeted Therapies

      NCI-COG Pediatric MATCH Trial to Test Targeted Therapies

      NCI-COG Pediatric MATCH trial to test targeted drugs in childhood cancers Posted: July 24, 2017 240-760-6600 Credit: National Cancer Institute Today investigators at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) announced the opening of enrollment for a unique precision medicine clinical trial.

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      Mentions: Treatment COG
    20. NCI-COG Pediatric MATCH trial to test targeted drugs in childhood cancers

      NCI-COG Pediatric MATCH trial to test targeted drugs in childhood cancers

      The nationwide precision medicine trial will enroll children and adolescents with advanced cancers that haven’t responded to standard therapy to explore treatments targeted at specific genetic mutations.

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      Mentions: Treatment COG
    21. Pain in Children with Cancer: Prevalence, Characteristics, and Parent Management.

      Pain in Children with Cancer: Prevalence, Characteristics, and Parent Management.

      Clin J Pain. 2017 Jul 03;:

      Authors: Tutelman PR, Chambers CT, Stinson JN, Parker JA, Fernandez CV, Witteman HO, Nathan PC, Barwick M, Campbell F, Jibb LA, Irwin K

      Abstract OBJECTIVES: Pain is a common and distressing symptom of pediatric cancer, as reported by both children and their parents.

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    22. Treatment of Transient Peripheral Neuropathy During Chimeric 14.18 Antibody Therapy in Children With Neuroblastoma: A Case Series.

      Treatment of Transient Peripheral Neuropathy During Chimeric 14.18 Antibody Therapy in Children With Neuroblastoma: A Case Series.

      J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2017 Jul 03;:

      Authors: Ari P, Kars M, Meany H, Pestieau S

      Abstract Children with high-risk neuroblastoma are currently treated with a chimeric monoclonal antibody against GD2 ganglioside (chimeric 14.18). The treatment improves survival but causes transient neuropathic pain-like syndrome.

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      Mentions: Antibody Treatment
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