Childhood Cancer

Common Name(s)

Childhood Cancer, Cancer, Childhood

In the United States, on average 1 to 2 out of 10,000 children develop cancer each year. The most common types of childhood cancer are leukemia (blood cell cancer) and brain cancers. Although no single cause of childhood cancer exists, some risk factors include, environmental factors, maternal medical conditions during pregnancy, maternal diet during pregnancy, fertility drugs, family history of childhood cancer or genetic susceptibility. A small percentage of cases are associated with Down syndrome, other specific chromosomal and genetic abnormalities. Childhood cancer is currently the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children ages 1 to 14. Although the overall number of cases has increased over the past 30 years, mortality rates have decreased by more than half for childhood cancers.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Childhood Cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

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American Childhood Cancer Organization

Our mission is to provide information, support, and awareness for children and adolescents with cancer and their families, to advocate for their needs, and to support research so every child survives and leads a long and healthy life.

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2010

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Association P.A.V.E.L.

Association P.A.V.E.L. ((“Primind Ajutor Viaţa Este Luminoasǎ”) is the of the association of the parents whose children suffer of cancer, leukemia and grave anemia. Its mission is to improve the lives of children and young people with cancer, leukemia or grave anemia by providing information, moral, psychological and material support and also to sustain the oncologic and hematologic pediatrics clinics.

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014

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CURE Childhood Cancer

CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and through support of patients and their families. - See more at: http://www.curechildhoodcancer.org/about-cure/cures-mission-vision/#sthash.DuDMkUrA.dpuf

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2014

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CureSearch for Children's Cancer

CureSearch for Children's Cancer funds and supports targeted and innovative children's cancer research with measurable results and is the authoritative source for information and resources for those affected by children's cancer.

Last Updated: 4 Aug 2014

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International WAGR Syndrome Association

Our mission is to promote international knowledge and awareness of WAGR syndrome and its complications and treatments, to stimulate research and to reach out to those affected by WAGR syndrome in an effort to improve their lives.

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Stupid Cancer

Founded by and for young adult survivors, the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation (i[2]y), is the nation's leading grassroots advocate for the next generation of cancer survivors and their caregivers in their late teens, 20s and 30s. A TIME Magazine Best 50 Website, we have helped bring the cause of 'young adult cancer' to the national spotlight and rallied a brand new generation of activists to give voice to our forgotten population. Our mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer.

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2012

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The National Children's Cancer Society

The mission of The National Children's Cancer Society is to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families worldwide. We serve as a financial, emotional and educational resource for those in need at every stage of illness and recovery. In the United States, we ease the financial burdens that accompany major illness, give crucial support and address the challenges of survivorship. Abroad, we provide lifesaving pharmaceutical drugs and medical supplies to facilities that treat children with cancer.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Childhood Cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

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American Childhood Cancer Organization

Our mission is to provide information, support, and awareness for children and adolescents with cancer and their families, to advocate for their needs, and to support research so every child survives and leads a long and healthy life.

http://www.acco.org

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2010

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Association P.A.V.E.L.

Association P.A.V.E.L. ((“Primind Ajutor Viaţa Este Luminoasǎ”) is the of the association of the parents whose children suffer of cancer, leukemia and grave anemia. Its mission is to improve the lives of children and young people with cancer, leukemia or grave anemia by providing information, moral, psychological and material support and also to sustain the oncologic and hematologic pediatrics clinics.

http://www.asociatiapavel.ro

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014

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CURE Childhood Cancer

CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and through support of patients and their families. - See more at: http://www.curechildhoodcancer.org/about-cure/cures-mission-vision/#sthash.DuDMkUrA.dpuf

http://www.curechildhoodcancer.org

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2014

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CureSearch for Children's Cancer

CureSearch for Children's Cancer funds and supports targeted and innovative children's cancer research with measurable results and is the authoritative source for information and resources for those affected by children's cancer.

http://www.curesearch.org

Last Updated: 4 Aug 2014

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International WAGR Syndrome Association

Our mission is to promote international knowledge and awareness of WAGR syndrome and its complications and treatments, to stimulate research and to reach out to those affected by WAGR syndrome in an effort to improve their lives.

http://www.wagr.org

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

http://www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Stupid Cancer

Founded by and for young adult survivors, the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation (i[2]y), is the nation's leading grassroots advocate for the next generation of cancer survivors and their caregivers in their late teens, 20s and 30s. A TIME Magazine Best 50 Website, we have helped bring the cause of 'young adult cancer' to the national spotlight and rallied a brand new generation of activists to give voice to our forgotten population. Our mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer.

http://stupidcancer.org

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2012

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The National Children's Cancer Society

The mission of The National Children's Cancer Society is to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families worldwide. We serve as a financial, emotional and educational resource for those in need at every stage of illness and recovery. In the United States, we ease the financial burdens that accompany major illness, give crucial support and address the challenges of survivorship. Abroad, we provide lifesaving pharmaceutical drugs and medical supplies to facilities that treat children with cancer.

http://www.thenccs.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Childhood Cancer" returned 771 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Factors related to decreased bone mineral density in childhood cancer survivors.
 

Author(s): Yun Jung Choi, Sun Young Park, Won Kyoung Cho, Jae Wook Lee, Kyoung Soon Cho, So Hyun Park, Seung Hoon Hahn, Min Ho Jung, Nack Gyun Chung, Bin Cho, Byung Kyu Suh, Hack Ki Kim

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2013 Nov;28(11):1632-8.

 

The risk of osteoporosis or osteopenia is known to increase after childhood cancer treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate patterns of bone mineral density (BMD) and to identify factors related to the decreased BMD in childhood cancer survivors. We studied 78 patients ...

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2013

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Hawai'i's multiethnic adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer: are their health behavior risks similar to state and national samples?
 

Author(s): Randal K Wada, Darryl W Glaser, Erin O'Carroll Bantum, Trina Orimoto, Alana D Steffen, Jennifer L Elia, Cheryl L Albright

Journal: Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2013 Nov;72(11):380-5.

 

Due to toxicities associated with their malignancies and treatments, adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer (AYASCC) are at high risk for developing chronic diseases. This can be compounded by a greater prevalence of unhealthy behaviors relative to similarly aged ...

Last Updated: 19 Nov 2013

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Trajectories of social isolation in adult survivors of childhood cancer.
 

Author(s): A Fuchsia Howard, Jason Tan de Bibiana, Kirsten Smillie, Karen Goddard, Sheila Pritchard, Rob Olson, Arminee Kazanjian

Journal: J Cancer Surviv. 2014 Mar;8(1):80-93.

 

Long-term childhood cancer survivors may be at increased risk for poor social outcomes as a result of their cancer treatment, as well as physical and psychological health problems. Yet, important challenges, namely social isolation, are not well understood. Moreover, survivors' perspectives ...

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Childhood Cancer" returned 101 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Importance of the National Childhood Cancer Registry in the field of paediatric oncology care in Hungary].
 

Author(s): Miklós Garami, Dezső Schuler, Zsuzsanna Jakab

Journal: Orv Hetil. 2014 May;155(19):732-9.

 

National Childhood Cancer Registry has been operated since 1971 by the Hungarian Paediatric Oncology Network. This Registry collects data on epidemiology, treatment modalities and effectiveness, as well as late follow-up of childhood cancers. An internet-based paediatric cancer registration ...

Last Updated: 6 May 2014

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Oral and dental late effects in survivors of childhood cancer: a Children's Oncology Group report.
 

Author(s): Karen E Effinger, Cesar A Migliorati, Melissa M Hudson, Kevin P McMullen, Sue C Kaste, Kathy Ruble, Gregory M T Guilcher, Ami J Shah, Sharon M Castellino

Journal: Support Care Cancer. 2014 Jul;22(7):2009-19.

 

Multi-modality therapy has resulted in improved survival for childhood malignancies. The Children's Oncology Group Long-Term Follow-Up Guidelines for Survivors of Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adult Cancers provide practitioners with exposure- and risk-based recommendations for ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2014

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[Late effects of treatment of childhood cancer - on the basis of the literature and own experience].
 

Author(s): Maryna Krawczuk-Rybak

Journal: Med Wieku Rozwoj. ;17(2):130-6.

 

This review summarizes the different late effects of childhood cancer treatment: the epidemiology, risk factors, symptoms and monitoring of cardiovascular disease, pulmonary dysfunction, endocrinopathies, growth disorders, hypogonadism and infertility, as well as the second cancers ...

Last Updated: 30 Aug 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

FAMOS: Psychosocial Intervention for Childhood Cancer Survivors and Their Families
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Childhood Cancer

 

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2014

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Protocol For Collecting Data On Patients With Childhood Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Childhood Cancer

 

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2014

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Enrollment on the Childhood Cancer Research Network (CCRN) of the Children s Oncology Group
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pediatric Cancer; Leukemia; Sarcoma; Brain Tumors

 

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2014

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