Oncology

Caregivers reported different symptom burden than child during cancer treatment

August 27, 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.

Paternal smoking raises risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia

May 07, 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 rates

March 11, 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.