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Does a Childhood Cancer Diagnosis Negatively Affect Marriage? Study Indicates the Answer is No

The diagnosis of cancer in a child can be devastating to parents and other loved ones, but in a recent study from Denmark, a childhood cancer diagnosis did not appear to impact parents’ risk of separation or divorce or affect future family planning. Read more: https://www.docwirenews.com/docwire-pick/hem-onc-picks/does-a-childhood-cancer-diagnosis-negatively-affect-marriage-study-indicates-the-answer-is-no/

Some childhood cancer survivors at higher risk for pain as adults

Certain long-term childhood cancer survivors appeared more likely than their siblings who never had cancer to experience pain as adults, according to a report of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study published in Cancer. Read more: https://www.healio.com/hematology-oncology/pediatric-oncology/news/online/%7Ba79b38e4-e60d-4c0b-99ed-1fa241e44d76%7D/some-childhood-cancer-survivors-at-higher-risk-for-pain-as-adults

Financial Burden of Childhood Cancer Treatment on Parents

In addition to the emotional burden of childhood cancer, affected families often face significant financial difficulty due to a range of issues including treatment expenses and parents’ time away from work. Read more: https://www.hematologyadvisor.com/home/topics/general-hematology/effects-of-childhood-cancer-treatment-on-parental-finance-and-employment/

Consuming Antioxidants Through Dietary Intake Beneficial for Patients with Childhood ALL

In a study of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers found that the consumption of antioxidants through dietary intake was correlated with reduced rates of infection or mucositis, with no increased risk of relapse or reduced survival. Read more: https://www.cancernetwork.com/acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia/consuming-antioxidants-through-dietary-intake-beneficial-patients-childhood-all

Mind jumble: Understanding chemo brain

The majority of patients who overcome cancer experience the condition, which is marked by mental fogginess, slowed thinking, memory problems, inability to multitask and sometimes anxiety, said neuro-oncologist Michelle Monje, MD, Ph.D., an associate professor of neurology and neurological sciences at Stanford. Read more: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-mind-jumble-chemo-brain.html

New targets for childhood brain tumors identified

A research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that the growth of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) brain tumors is driven by nearby noncancerous neurons and immune cells, and that targeting immune cells slows tumor growth in mice. Read more: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-05/03/c_139026672.htm

New advances toward safely targeting immune cells to pediatric brain tumors

Stanford scientists have taken important steps toward figuring out how to use immune therapy for a group of severe pediatric brain tumors known as atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors. Read more: https://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2020/04/30/new-advances-toward-safely-targeting-immune-cells-to-pediatric-brain-tumors/

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