1. Articles in category: Children & Families

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    1. High-risk neuroblastoma in a sub-Saharan African country: telling it like it is.

      High-risk neuroblastoma in a sub-Saharan African country: telling it like it is.

      Trop Doct. 2017 Jan 01;:49475517704363

      Authors: Hadley GP, van Heerden J

      Abstract Neuroblastoma is uncommon in Africa, but when seen usually presents as high-risk disease with a poor prognosis. This aggressive biology of the tumour is frequently augmented by delayed presentation.

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    2. Study finds more childhood cancer survivors would likely benefit from genetic screening

      Study finds more childhood cancer survivors would likely benefit from genetic screening

      WASHINGTON, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Twelve percent of childhood cancer survivors carry germline mutations that put them or their children at increased risk of developing cancer, according to a landmark study presented today at the annual meeting of the American Association for...

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    3. The importance of oncologists giving hope

      Previous article in Early View: Impact of shared care program in follow-up of childhood cancer survivors: An intervention study

      Previous article in Early View: Impact of shared care program in follow-up of childhood cancer survivors: An intervention study

      Next article in Early View: Infectious complications in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated with the Taiwan Pediatric Oncology Group protocol: A 16-year tertiary single-institution experience

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    4. ICR scientists awarded £1.5m precision medicine funding for targeted, less toxic childhood cancer treatments

      ICR scientists awarded £1.5m precision medicine funding for targeted, less toxic childhood cancer treatments

      Scientists from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, have been awarded £1.5 million by the charity Children with Cancer UK to advance precision medicine in the UK and improve cancer treatment for children and young adults.

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      Mentions: Treatment
    5. Cancer in children adversely affects parents' income and employment

      "The researchers found that parents’ income from employment decreased significantly following a child’s cancer diagnosis, with an overall 21 percent reduction in mothers’ earnings and a 10 percent reduction in fathers’ earnings for the year of diagnosis when compared with control parents.  The relative reduction in income of mothers was evident up to six years post-diagnosis, whereas fathers’ income was reduced for two years post-diagnosis."

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    6. Assessment of quality of life of children and adolescents with cancer during their treatment.

      Assessment of quality of life of children and adolescents with cancer during their treatment.

      Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2016 Feb 16;

      Authors: Vlachioti E, Matziou V, Perdikaris P, Mitsiou M, Stylianou C, Tsoumakas K, Moschovi M

      Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the quality of life of children and adolescents with any type of cancer in all phases of their treatment.

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      Mentions: Treatment
    7. Parents of children with cancer may suffer post-traumatic stress for several years

      "Among parents of children who survived cancer, about 19% of mothers and 8% of fathers experienced partial post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 5 years after treatment concluded. Among parents whose children died of cancer, 20% of mothers and 35% of fathers reported PTSD 5 years after their child’s death.  “Our study shows the threats to family for years after the initial treatment,” Louise von Essen, PhD, professor of clinical psychology in health care at Uppsala University in Sweden, told HemOnc Today. “For bereaved parents, and particularly mothers, trauma is most severe and impressive. However, parents of the children considered successfully ...

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      Mentions: Treatment
    8. Uni researchers improve quality-of-care for child cancer patients

      Uni researchers improve quality-of-care for child cancer patients

      A device, developed through a collaboration by a team at the University of Huddersfield and a local charity, is set to improve the quality of care for child cancer patients. Medical practitioners and a dedicated charity have signalled that they are highly impressed by the design for a special harness, that safely and comfortably, contains the tubing inserted into the chests of youngsters during treatment.

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    9. Fertility preservation in the male pediatric population: factors influencing the decision of parents and children.

      Abstract:
      STUDY QUESTION: How can the decision process for fertility preservation (FP) in adolescents and prepubertal boys be improved based on patient and parent feelings about FP counseling?
      SUMMARY ANSWER: The content of information given to patients and parents and hope for future parenthood appeared to positively impact on the decision to preserve fertility in the pediatric population and, therefore, deserves special attention to improve FP care.

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    10. Systematic Review: Family Resilience After Pediatric Cancer Diagnosis.

      "Findings indicated that most families are resilient, adapting well to the crisis of cancer diagnosis. However, a subset still experiences difficulties. Methodological issues in the current literature hamper strong nuanced conclusions. We suggest future research with a greater focus on family resilience and factors predicting it, based on available theory, and conducted with attention toward unit of measurement and use of appropriate statistical analyses. Improvements in research are needed to best inform family-based clinical efforts."

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    11. Does time heal all wounds? A longitudinal study of the development of posttraumatic stress symptoms in parents of survivors of childhood cancer and bereaved parents.

      BACKGROUND: A lack of longitudinal studies has hampered the understanding of the development of posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) in parents of children diagnosed with cancer. This study examines level of PTSS and prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from shortly after diagnosis up to 5 years after end of treatment or child's death, in mothers and fathers.

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    12. Childhood cancer survivors likely to need federal income assistance as adults

      Long-term survivors of childhood cancers are more likely to claim supplemental social security income or social security disability insurance as adults than those without a cancer history, according to study findings. Although the 5-year survival rate from a diagnosis of childhood cancer is 80%, a significant number of those survivors face future health-related challenges as adults, including second malignancies, heart failure and other medical complications, according to study background.

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    13. Parental Hope for Children With Advanced Cancer.

      Parental Hope for Children With Advanced Cancer.

      Parental Hope for Children With Advanced Cancer.

      Pediatrics. 2015 Apr 6;

      Authors: Kamihara J, Nyborn JA, Olcese ME, Nickerson T, Mack JW

      Abstract BACKGROUND: Previous work suggests that parents of children with cancer can remain hopeful despite receiving prognostic information, but we know little about what hope means to such parents, or the extent to which parents can feel hopeful even while facing the child's impending death.

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    14. Developing a healthy web-based cookbook for pediatric cancer patients and survivors: rationale and methods.

      Developing a healthy web-based cookbook for pediatric cancer patients and survivors: rationale and methods.

      Developing a healthy web-based cookbook for pediatric cancer patients and survivors: rationale and methods.

      JMIR Res Protoc. 2015;4(1):e37

      Authors: Li R, Raber M, Chandra J

      Abstract BACKGROUND: Obesity has been a growing problem among children and adolescents in the United States for a number of decades.

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    15. The integration of psychology in pediatric oncology research and practice: Collaboration to improve care and outcomes for children and families.

      The integration of psychology in pediatric oncology research and practice: Collaboration to improve care and outcomes for children and families.

      Am Psychol. 2015 Feb-Mar;70(2):146-158

      Authors: Kazak AE, Noll RB

      Abstract Childhood cancers are life-threatening diseases that are universally distressing and potentially traumatic for children and their families at diagnosis, during treatment, and beyond.

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    16. Coping Strategies Used by Hospitalized Children With Cancer Undergoing Chemotherapy.

      Coping Strategies Used by Hospitalized Children With Cancer Undergoing Chemotherapy.

      J Nurs Scholarsh. 2015 Jan 31;

      Authors: Sposito AM, Silva-Rodrigues FM, Sparapani VC, Pfeifer LI, de Lima RA, Nascimento LC

      Abstract PURPOSE: To analyze coping strategies used by children with cancer undergoing chemotherapy during hospitalization. DESIGN AND METHODS: This was an exploratory study to analyze qualitative data using an inductive thematic analysis.

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