Oncology

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.

Recognize & Refer: Focus on retinoblastoma

November 25, 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.