February 28th 2023
In a recent study, ultrasound radiomics showed effective predictive ability for extrathyroidal extension (ETE) in pediatric papillary thyroid cancer (PTC).
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Six-year-old male with acute eye swelling and drainageFebruary 9th 2021
A 6-year-old boy presented to his pediatrician with clear drainage from his left eye for 1 to 2 days. He denied itchiness, pain, vision changes, nasal congestion, or history of allergies. What's the diagnosis?
Caregivers reported different symptom burden than child during cancer treatmentAugust 27th 2020
Reporting symptom burden and pain can be fairly subjective and they can become even more subjective when reported by proxy. A report examines how caregiver reports vary from a child’s report during treatment of pediatric cancer.
Parents and health care providers need to cheerlead the HPV vaccine for their teensAugust 3rd 2020
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is the key to a major public health victory, but the vaccine coverage has been less than effective. A report offers some answer to how parental intent has made an impact.
Paternal smoking raises risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemiaMay 7th 2020
Paternal smoking before conception or during pregnancy are both associated with increased risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in offspring, and the risk is significant when daily smoking consumption is higher than a certain threshold, according to a recent meta-analysis.
Forward progress seen in pediatric cancer survival ratesMarch 11th 2020
A cancer diagnosis no longer means the grim prognosis for children that once might have happened. However, 2 recent studies illustrate that although progress has been made, there is still opportunity to improve cancer survival rates.
Recognize & Refer: Focus on retinoblastomaNovember 25th 2019
This month’s spotlight is Pediatric Oncology as Contemporary Pediatrics sits down exclusively with pediatric oncologist Lisa Diller, MD, vice chair, Clinical Affairs, and medical director, Clinical Cancer and Blood Disorders Service Line, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, to discuss the one key condition for which she believes community pediatricians should be especially aware-retinoblastoma.
Does pediatric psoriasis increase cancer risk? (VIDEO)November 10th 2017
For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a large retrospective cohort study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology that examined whether children with pediatric psoriasis are at increased risk of cancer and discusses 2 caveats to the findings.