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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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

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Childhood Cancer" returned 1047 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Childhood onset inflammatory bowel disease and risk of cancer: a Swedish nationwide cohort study 1964-2014.
 

Author(s): O Olén, J Askling, M C Sachs, P Frumento, M Neovius, K E Smedby, A Ekbom, P Malmborg, J F Ludvigsson

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Objective To assess risk of cancer in patients with childhood onset inflammatory bowel disease in childhood and adulthood.Design Cohort study with matched general population reference individuals using multivariable Cox regression to estimate hazard ratios.Setting Swedish national ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Childhood cancer risk in those with chromosomal and non-chromosomal congenital anomalies in Washington State: 1984-2013.
 

Author(s): Marlena S Norwood, Philip J Lupo, Eric J Chow, Michael E Scheurer, Sharon E Plon, Heather E Danysh, Logan G Spector, Susan E Carozza, David R Doody, Beth A Mueller

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The presence of a congenital anomaly is associated with increased childhood cancer risk, likely due to large effects of Down syndrome and chromosomal anomalies for leukemia. Less is known about associations with presence of non-chromosomal anomalies.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Breast Cancer After Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adult Cancer: It's Not Just About Chest Radiation.
 

Author(s): David Hodgson, Flora van Leeuwen, Andrea Ng, Lindsay Morton, Tara O Henderson

Journal: Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2017 ;37():736-745.

 

Women who have been treated for a childhood, adolescent, or young adult cancer are at an increased risk for developing breast cancer at a young age, and breast cancer accounts for the most common subsequent malignant neoplasm among female childhood and adolescent cancer survivors. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Childhood Cancer" returned 139 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Follicle Stimulating Hormone is an accurate predictor of azoospermia in childhood cancer survivors.
 

Author(s): Thomas W Kelsey, Lauren McConville, Angela B Edgar, Alex I Ungurianu, Rod T Mitchell, Richard A Anderson, W Hamish B Wallace

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The accuracy of Follicle Stimulating Hormone as a predictor of azoospermia in adult survivors of childhood cancer is unclear, with conflicting results in the published literature. A systematic review and post hoc analysis of combined data (n = 367) were performed on all published ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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DIAGNOSIS OF ENDOCRINE DISEASE: Endocrine late-effects of childhood cancer and its treatments.
 

Author(s): Wassim Chemaitilly, Laurie E Cohen

Journal: Eur. J. Endocrinol.. 2017 04;176(4):R183-R203.

 

Endocrine complications are frequently observed in childhood cancer survivors (CCS). One of two CCS will experience at least one endocrine complication during the course of his/her lifespan, most commonly as a late-effect of cancer treatments, especially radiotherapy and alkylating ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The Association Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Risk of Cancer in Adulthood: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Dawn M Holman, Katie A Ports, Natasha D Buchanan, Nikki A Hawkins, Melissa T Merrick, Marilyn Metzler, Katrina F Trivers

Journal: Pediatrics. 2016 Nov;138(Suppl 1):S81-S91.

 

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can affect health and well-being across the life course.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Swiss Childhood Cancer Survivor Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Childhood Cancer

 

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2017

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Protocol For Collecting Data On Patients With Childhood Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Childhood Cancer

 

Last Updated: 13 Dec 2017

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FAMOS: Psychosocial Intervention for Childhood Cancer Survivors and Their Families
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Childhood Cancer

 

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2016

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