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Risk factors may identify which patients could benefit most from fertility preservation

Researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified specific factors that increase the risk for premature ovarian insufficiency among female childhood cancer survivors. Read more: https://www.healio.com/hematology-oncology/practice-management/news/online/%7Ba1c1add1-7629-4d3f-9892-40025d38e808%7D/risk-factors-may-identify-which-patients-could-benefit-most-from-fertility-preservation

Biology of childhood brain tumor subtypes offers clues to precision treatments

Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGG), the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine with other genes to drive this childhood cancer. By shedding light on subtle distinctions in tumor biology, these findings offer clues to designing more effective anticancer treatments to precisely target tumors in individual patients. Read more: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-10/chop-boc101617.php

Palliative Care Not Yet a Routine Part Of Full Cancer Experience: New Report

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) has released a report on the state of palliative and end-of-life care for patients with cancer in Canada. The report finds that patients who could benefit from palliative care are not being identified, assessed and referred early enough in their cancer experience so that appropriate care can be part of treatment as soon as possible. Read more: http://www.partnershipagainstcancer.ca/palliative-care-not-yet-routine-part-cancer-experience/

Many kids dying of cancer get intense care at end of life

Nearly two-thirds of children and teens with terminal cancer receive intense care at the end of life, often in hospitals and intensive care units, a U.S. study suggests. Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-children-cancer-palliative/many-kids-dying-of-cancer-get-intense-care-at-end-of-life-idUSKCN1C32UH

Photo program at Sick Kids Hospital helps teens with cancer express hopes, fears

Photovoice, an innovative program at Sick Kids Hospital empowers teens with cancer through the art of photography — by having them take pictures as a means of expressing their feelings about their diagnosis and treatment, and sharing them with other adolescents going through a similar experience. Read more: http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/photo-program-at-sick-kids-hospital-helps-teens-with-cancer-express-hopes-fears

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