Pediatric Cancers | Topics

Pediatric Locally Advanced Synovial Sarcoma: What Would Be the Best Treatment Option?
February 11, 2021

KEY POINTS • Synovial sarcomas are often mistreated with unplanned tumor resection. • Attention from specialists early in the course of SS can minimize the risk of recurrence, metastases, and the necessity for resurgery, all of which are increased with unplanned tumor resection. • Chemotherapy alone does not provide sufficient local control of the tumor. • Resurgery, in conjunction with radiotherapy and chemotherapy, is the best choice of management for this patient.

TBI Plus Etoposide Prior to HSCT Leads to Improved OS, Lower Relapse Risk in High-Risk Pediatric ALL
January 19, 2021

Based on recent study results, investigators recommended TBI plus etoposide for patients older than 4 years of age with high-risk ALL undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

Gwendolyn P. Quinn, PhD, on Sexual Health in AYA Cancer Survivors
January 08, 2021

“As the number of AYA survivors continues to grow, there is a pressing need for targeted information, education, and intervention around sexual health, intimate relationships, and body image,” the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) AYA Oncology Discipline Committee wrote in a review.