Pediatric Cancers

Radiation May Cause Body Composition Abnormalities in Adult Survivors of Pediatric Cancer
October 01, 2020

A study found that radiation therapy to treat childhood abdominal and pelvic cancers potentially caused body composition abnormalities and worse cardiometabolic health for adult survivors compared to the general public.

Researchers Receive Grant to Initiate Study of ‘Chemo Brain’ in Pediatric Patients
September 02, 2020

This study is intended to “investigate how chemotherapy disrupts sensory processing, memory, and attention in children; where in the brain the damage is occurring; and whether there is a biomarker that can identify those who are most vulnerable.”

Impact of Radiation Therapy on Survivors of Pediatric Abdominal and Pelvic Tumors
August 28, 2020

This study found that abdominal or pelvic radiotherapy was associated with body composition changes that can adversely influence metabolic outcomes and performance status in survivors of abdominal or pelvic tumors.