October 8, 2020
Pediatric Cancer: The “Day One Talk”BookmarkMarty 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.”
August 4, 2020
FDA Grants Rare Pediatric Disease Designation to ONC201 for the Treatment of H3 K27M-Mutant GliomaBookmark
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.
February 22, 2020
Accelerating Children’s Access to New Treatments for High Risk Brain TumorsBookmarkGeorge 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.
December 2, 2019
Risk of a Second Cancer in Canadians Diagnosed with a First Cancer in Childhood or AdolescenceBookmarkGeorge 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.
December 2, 2019
Scientists Find Promising Drug Combination Against Lethal Childhood Brain CancersBookmarkGeorge 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.
October 14, 2019
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 not synonymous with “end-of-life” care. In fact, anyone with a serious illness can benefit from palliative care, no matter their long-term outlook. Because of its importance for children with cancer,… Read more »
October 1, 2019
International Team Discovers Unique Pathway for Treating Deadly Children’s Brain CancerBookmarkGeorge 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).
August 26, 2019
Long-Term Infection Risk in Kids With LeukemiaBookmarkGeorge 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.
August 17, 2019
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)—An OverviewBookmarkGeorge 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.
August 9, 2019
Brainstem GliomasBookmarkGeorge 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.)