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: 25 Mar 2015

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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: 25 Mar 2015

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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

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The terms "Childhood Cancer" returned 1053 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Reduction in Late Mortality after Childhood Cancer.
 

Author(s): Gregory T Armstrong, Yutaka Yasui, Leslie L Robison

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Jul;375(3):290-2.

 

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2016

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Employment Situation of Parents of Long-Term Childhood Cancer Survivors.
 

Author(s): Luzius Mader, Corina S Rueegg, Janine Vetsch, Johannes Rischewski, Marc Ansari, Claudia E Kuehni, Gisela Michel,

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Taking care of children diagnosed with cancer affects parents' professional life. The impact in the long-term however, is not clear. We aimed to compare the employment situation of parents of long-term childhood cancer survivors with control parents of the general population, and ...

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2016

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Childhood height, adult height, and the risk of prostate cancer.
 

Author(s): Lise Geisler Bjerregaard, Julie Aarestrup, Michael Gamborg, Theis Lange, Anne Tjønneland, Jennifer L Baker

Journal: Cancer Causes Control. 2016 Apr;27(4):561-7.

 

We previously showed that childhood height is positively associated with prostate cancer risk. It is, however, unknown whether childhood height exerts its effects independently of or through adult height. We investigated whether and to what extent childhood height has a direct effect ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2016

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Childhood Cancer" returned 138 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Approach to metabolic syndrome in childhood cancer survivors.
 

Author(s): J X Scott, M S Latha, R Aruna

Journal: Indian J Cancer. ;52(2):169-72.

 

The combined effects of optimized chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy, stem cell transplantation regimens, and improved supportive care had drastically increased the survival rate of childhood cancer. Hence, the number of adult survivors of childhood cancer is on the raise and this ...

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2016

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Obesity in Childhood Cancer Survivors: Call for Early Weight Management.
 

Author(s): Fang Fang Zhang, Susan K Parsons

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A high prevalence of obesity and cardiometabolic conditions has been increasingly recognized in childhood cancer survivors. In particular, survivors of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia have been found to be at risk of becoming overweight or obese early in treatment, with increases ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2015

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Collaborative Research in Childhood Cancer Survivorship: The Current Landscape.
 

Author(s): Smita Bhatia, Saro H Armenian, Gregory T Armstrong, Eline van Dulmen-den Broeder, Michael M Hawkins, Leontien C M Kremer, Claudia E Kuehni, Jørgen H Olsen, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson

Journal: J. Clin. Oncol.. 2015 Sep;33(27):3055-64.

 

Survivors of childhood cancer carry a substantial burden of morbidity and are at increased risk for premature death. Furthermore, clear associations exist between specific therapeutic exposures and the risk for a variety of long-term complications. The entire landscape of health issues ...

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Protocol For Collecting Data On Patients With Childhood Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Childhood Cancer

 

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2016

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FAMOS: Psychosocial Intervention for Childhood Cancer Survivors and Their Families
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Childhood Cancer

 

Last Updated: 4 Aug 2015

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Last Updated: 11 Apr 2016

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