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.

Antioxidant-rich diet can reduce infection in kids with ALL

May 06, 2020

Children who have acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) can reduce their risk of infection by consuming a diet rich in fruits and vegetable, according to a new 2-year cohort study.

Gene therapies show promise for pediatric treatment

March 17, 2020

Gene therapies have ushered in an exciting new era of treatment for some of the most challenging pediatric conditions, and the results are most encouraging.