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 1060 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Dynamic re-immunization of off-treatment childhood cancer survivors: An implementation feasibility study.
 

Author(s): Jennifer H Han, Kathryn M Harmoney, Elif Dokmeci, Jacqueline Torrez, Cathy M Chavez, Loretta Cordova de Ortega, John F Kuttesch, Martha Muller, Stuart S Winter

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There are no universally approved re-vaccination guidelines for non-transplant pediatric cancer survivors. We hypothesized that by utilizing a response-based re-vaccination schedule, we could tailor vaccine schedules in off-treatment cancer survivors. Pre-vaccination antibody levels ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Childhood Cancer Incidence in India Betweem 2012 and 2014: Report of a Population-based Cancer Registry.
 

Author(s): Suman Das, Dilip Kumar Paul, Kumar Anshu, Subhajit Bhakta

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2017 12;54(12):1033-1036.

 

To provide an overview of childhood cancer incidence in India between 2012-2014.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Simulation of expected childhood and adolescent thyroid cancer cases in Japan using a cancer-progression model based on the National Cancer Registry: Application to the first-round thyroid examination of the Fukushima Health Management Survey.
 

Author(s): Hideto Takahashi, Kunihiko Takahashi, Hiroki Shimura, Seiji Yasumura, Satoru Suzuki, Akira Ohtsuru, Sanae Midorikawa, Tetsuya Ohira, Hitoshi Ohto, Shunichi Yamashita, Kenji Kamiya

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(48):e8631.

 

During the 4 years following the nuclear power plant accident of 2011, 39 males and 77 females were diagnosed with or suspected of having cancer based on the first-round thyroid examination of the Fukushima Health Management Survey (FHMS) targeting residents aged <19 years in Fukushima. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Childhood Cancer" returned 145 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The influence of genetic variation on late toxicities in childhood cancer survivors: A review.
 

Author(s): E Clemens, A L F van der Kooi, L Broer, E van Dulmen-den Broeder, H Visscher, L Kremer, W Tissing, J Loonen, C M Ronckers, S M F Pluijm, S J C M M Neggers, O Zolk, T Langer, A Am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, C L Wilson, M M Hudson, B Carleton, J S E Laven, A G Uitterlinden, M M van den Heuvel-Eibrink

Journal: Crit. Rev. Oncol. Hematol.. 2018 Jun;126():154-167.

 

The variability in late toxicities among childhood cancer survivors (CCS) is only partially explained by treatment and baseline patient characteristics. Inter-individual variability in the association between treatment exposure and risk of late toxicity suggests that genetic variation ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Improving Childhood Cancer Survivor Care Through Web-Based Platforms.
 

Author(s): M Monica Gramatges, Francesca Bonaduce de Nigris, Jason King, Marc E Horowitz, Michael Fordis, David G Poplack

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Survivors of childhood cancer are at increased risk for late effects of cancer therapy, but evidence suggests that adherence to follow-up care is suboptimal. Here, we review the barriers to adherence, including those unique to childhood cancer survivors, and the rationale for distribution ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Folic acid, one-carbon metabolism & childhood cancer.
 

Author(s): Nirmalya Roy Moulik, Archana Kumar, Suraksha Agrawal

Journal: Indian J. Med. Res.. 2017 Aug;146(2):163-174.

 

Folate has been studied in relation to many diseases, especially cancer. Although it has been postulated to exert a dual effect on development of cancer, its role remains to be clearly defined. Its effect on cancer is the result of gene-nutrient interaction between the genes in folate ...

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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Last Updated: 2 Aug 2018

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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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