Oncology

What symptoms spur cancer diagnoses

September 08, 2020

Cancer in adolescents and young adults isn’t common. What symptoms spur a visit that starts the path to diagnosis? A report provides some information.

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.

What parents expect from pediatric oncologic communication

August 26, 2020

Good communication is a necessity to ensure optimal care for children. A new report looks at what parents look for when communicating with clinicians during pediatric cancer experiences.

Parents and health care providers need to cheerlead the HPV vaccine for their teens

August 03, 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.

Protect the heart during AML treatment with dexrazoxane

May 22, 2020

A new study examines whether dexrazoxane provides cardiac protection in pediatric patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Pediatric cancer patients not at greater risk of COVID-19 morbidity

May 20, 2020

COVID-19 can lead to severe illness in patients with underlying health conditions. A research letter indicates that children who have pediatric cancer may not be at risk of more serious disease.