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Cancer Knowledge Network: Mental Distress in Survivors: Highly Prevalent and Undertreated

June 8, 2017

Cancer:  Mental distress and health care use among survivors of adolescent and young adult cancer:  A cross-sectional analysis of the National Health Interview Survey. 875 adolescent and young adult cancer survivors were identified from the 2013 and 20 …


Business Wire: Dogs and Kids Get Many Same Cancers—PAWS for a CURE Summit Explores Finding Common Cures to Help Both

June 7, 2017

47% of dogs die from cancer and more U.S. kids die from cancer than any other disease. Both spontaneously develop a number of similar cancers which are often different than those in adult humans. The first-ever Paws for a Cure Summit, hosted by Canines …


Cancer Knowledge Network: Childhood Cancer Survivors: Does chemotherapy alone increase second cancer risk?

June 1, 2017

THE RESEARCH: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Long-Term Risk of Subsequent Malignant Neoplasms After Treatment of Childhood Cancer in the DCOG LATER Study Cohort: Role of Chemotherapy.  Researchers in the Netherlands identified second cancers in 5-year c …


Cancer Knowledge Network: First Live Births Less Common in Cancer Survivors

May 25, 2017

THE RESEARCH: Journal of Clinical Oncology:  Reproductive Patterns Among Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survivors in Sweden: A Population-Based Matched-Cohort Study. Researchers in Sweden compared the probability of first live birth in 1,206 survivors …


Cancer Knowledge Network: Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at High Risk of Second Cancers

May 18, 2017

THE RESEARCH: The Journal of Clinical Oncology:  Risk of Second Cancer in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors and the Influence of Family History.  Researchers in the European countries of the United Kingdom, Germany, and Sweden collaborated to study rates of s …


Cancer Knowledge Network: What Factors are Associated with Hearing Loss in Childhood Cancer Survivors Treated with Platinum Agents?

May 4, 2017

THE RESEARCH:  Determinants of ototoxicity in 451 platinum-treated Dutch survivors of childhood cancer:  A DCOG late-effects study.  Researchers compiled treatment data and audiograms from 451 childhood cancer survivors (CCS) treated at seven pediatric …


Cancer Knowledge Network: Introducing Dr. Gregory Aune, Editor, Knowledge Translation: Childhood Cancer Survivorship

May 3, 2017

My patient experiences motivated me to pursue medicine and science.  I did so with the goal of improving outcomes for other cancer patients, once I had completed that long road.  But along the way, I began to consistently encounter health problems caus …


InderScience: Computational tools for genome-wide R-loops identification and characterization

April 15, 2017

Abstract: R-loops are physiologically occurring structures in the genome composed of a DNA/RNA hybrid and a displaced single-stranded DNA. R-loops have been observed in various organisms and shown to play important roles in regulating gene expression, …


Axios: More people are surviving a cancer diagnosis

April 2, 2017

Survival rates for cancer patients in the U.S. continue to improve for many common types of the disease, according to a new report from top government agencies. Pancreatic, liver, brain, lung, and other cancers still have low rates of survival but pros …


Scientia: Dr Peter Houghton – Novel Therapeutics For Childhood Solid Tumours

February 17, 2017

Dr Peter Houghton’s group implements preclinical trials to identify new drugs that may be effective and less toxic treatments against childhood cancers. From patient-derived xenografts in immunodeficient mice to utilising canine cancer patients as mode …