pediatric cancer

  •   Marty Tenenbaum, PhD

    Article from the Journal of Clinical Oncology, curated by Cancer Commons founder Marty Tenenbaum, PhD.

    This piece discusses a “method of delivering bad news to parents of children with cancer in hopes that our approach may be helpful to others and may spur discussion.”

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  •   Erika Vial Monteverdi

    Press release from Oncoceutics curated by Executive Director Erika Vial Monteverdi.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Rare Pediatric Disease Designation to the drug ONC201 for treating a type of brain tumor known as “H3 K27M-mutant glioma,” which is primarily found in children. Alongside the Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc, and the company xCures, Cancer Commons has been supporting this program to help patients in need.

    Go to full article published by Novocure on Business Wire.

    If you’re wondering whether this story applies to your own cancer case or a loved one’s, we invite you to get support from Cancer Commons.

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from Michigan Health Lab curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    Children with serious brain tumors need access to as many clinical trials as possible. This new consortium will encourage that.

    Go to full article published by Michigan Health Lab.

    If you’re wondering whether this story applies to your own cancer case or a loved one’s, we invite you to get support from Cancer Commons.

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Research paper from EClinicalMedicine curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    People who survive after treatment for childhood cancers have a greatly increased likelihood of developing a second cancer, with younger patients at greatest risk.

    Go to full paper published in EClinicalMedicine.

    If you’re wondering whether this story applies to your own cancer case or a loved one’s, we invite you to get support from Cancer Commons.

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from EurekAlert curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    Researchers have shown that a combination therapy is effective against cancer cells in test-tube experiments and laboratory animals. It has not yet been tested in humans.

    Go to full article published by EurekAlert.

    If you’re wondering whether this story applies to your own cancer case or a loved one’s, we invite you to get support from Cancer Commons.

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    Pediatric Palliative Care: A Specialty Comes of Age

    Sarah Friebert, MD

    For a child with cancer, palliative care can provide much-needed relief from stress and symptoms—for the patient and their family alike. Palliative care is given alongside cancer treatment, and is… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from ScienceDaily curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    A genetic mutation known as PPN1D has been found to be a possible point of attack for research into the childhood cancer diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).

    Go to full article published by ScienceDaily.

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from MedPage Today curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    Survivors of childhood leukemia are more susceptible to infections than are others, even many years later.

    Go to full article published by MedPage Today.

    If you’re wondering whether this story applies to your own cancer case or a loved one’s, we invite you to get support from Cancer Commons.

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes:

    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (also known as childhood leukemia) is a serious but often treatable form of leukemia. This authoritative presentation from Medscape is recent, trustworthy, and comprehensive.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD:

    A brainstem glioma is a very serious disease that is rare and mostly affects children. Diffuse pontine intrinsic glioma  (DPIG) is one type of brainstem glioma. For an authoritative, up-to-date, detailed, comprehensive, and unbiased overview of brainstem gliomas, check out this presentation and discussion. (You may be required to register for free to view it.)