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Childhood cancer survivors show lack of concern over future health

Thirty-one percent of adult survivors of childhood cancer reported a lack of concern for future health and 40% reported a lack of concern regarding risk for future cancer, according to study findings. Read more: https://www.healio.com/hematology-oncology/pediatric-oncology/news/in-the-journals/%7B407a9676-7a38-453d-a6f3-d32dde6b5c09%7D/childhood-cancer-survivors-show-lack-of-concern-over-future-health

When home is a hospital room: A daughter’s fight, a father’s love [OPACC family]

The Friels will spend Father’s Day like any family with young kids might. They’ll paint pictures, play with toys, read books. There’ll be tears but there’ll also be laughter. The big difference is they’ll be at Sick Kids Hospital, which little Harper has called home since November when she was diagnosed with brain cancer. Read more: https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2018/06/15/when-home-is-a-hospital-room-a-daughters-fight-a-fathers-love.html

Pediatric Cancer Trials: Is There A Solution?

Why is it so hard to develop drugs for children with cancer? And what can be done about it? Those questions are central to a new study published in JAMA Oncology that explores new business models for funding drug development to treat pediatric cancers. Read more: https://www.clinicalleader.com/doc/pediatric-cancer-trials-is-there-a-solution-0001

Children with neuroblastoma have an elevated risk of long-term psychological difficulties

A new study reveals that pediatric neuroblastoma patients are at elevated risk for long-term psychological impairment. In addition, those who experience such impairment as they get older tend to require special education services and to not go on to college. Read more: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-06-children-neuroblastoma-elevated-long-term-psychological.html

Childhood cancer: The four survival strategies of tumor cells

Cancer cells in children tend to develop by following four main trajectories - and two of them are linked to relapse of the disease, research led by Lund University in Sweden shows. The four strategies can occur simultaneously in a single tumour, according to the study that is now published in Nature Genetics. Read more: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-06/lu-cct060418.php

Childhood cancer survivors more likely to experience sleep problems as adults

Preliminary results from a study of childhood cancer survivors show that they are more likely to experience sleep problems and daytime sleepiness as adults, and those who report poor sleep have a greater likelihood of persistent or worsened emotional distress. Read more: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-06/aaos-ccs060318.php

Extended Chemo Extends Life for Children With Rare Cancer

Children suffering from rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer of the muscle tissue, may have better chances for a cure if they have extended chemotherapy, a new study finds. Read more: https://health.usnews.com/health-care/articles/2018-06-03/extended-chemo-extends-life-for-children-with-rare-cancer

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