American Society of Clinical OncologySynovial Sarcoma in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults

This Original Report from the Journal of Clinical Oncology based on the ARST0332 trial concludes: “The risk-based treatment strategy used in ARST0332 produced favorable outcomes in patients with nonmetastatic synovial sarcoma (SS) relative to historical controls despite using RT less frequently and at lower doses. The outcome for metastatic SS remains unsatisfactory and new therapies […]

Cancer Therapy AdvisorParents Report Challenging Relationships With Pediatric Oncology Clinicians

Having a child with cancer is one of the most stressful events for any parent to endure. And, according to a report in JAMA Network Open, that stress contributes to often fractious relationships between parents and the medical teams treating their cancer-stricken children. JAMA reports that a quarter of parents have a difficult, or challenging, […]

American Society of HematologyIntegrated Genomic Analysis Identifies UBTF Tandem Duplications as a Subtype-Defining Lesion in Pediatric AML

To define the spectrum of alterations common at relapse, the researchers in this study performed integrated profiling of 136 relapsed pediatric AML cases with RNA sequencing (RNA-seq), whole-genome sequencing, and target-capture sequencing. In addition, well-characterized fusion oncoproteins were identified, as were somatic mutations in UBTF (upstream binding transcription factor). See the results from the late-breaking […]

Healio – Primary CareAAP Updates Guidelines on Long-Term Care for Cancer Survivors

This is the third edition of the guidelines – the last coming in 2014 – providing a resource and guidance specifically for primary care practitioners about how to plan care for childhood cancer survivors. “A care plan just really encourages coordination, especially if a child has a very complicated post-cancer treatment history with a lot […]

Everyday HealthClinical Challenges: Pediatric ALL in Children With Obesity

Pediatric B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) is the most common malignancy seen in children and adolescents and young adults (AYAs). This article highlights two recent studies that provide novel evidence of the association between obesity and increased risk of high-risk B-ALL and the effectiveness of a non-pharmacologic intervention for reducing minimal residual disease (MRD) risk.