ASTCT recently published an article in their journal Nucleus detailing CAR T-cell in pediatric patients with brain cancer.
A recent study provides evidence showing that focal 22q11.22 deletions may be correlated with poor outcomes in patients with pediatric B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia with alterations in IKZF1.
Pediatric patients with low-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia may be able to omit treatment with vincristine and dexamethasone pulse therapy after the first year of treatment.
Racial and ethnic disparities in incidence and risk of childhood cancer have been identified across a number of malignancies.
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.
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.
“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.
Payne and colleagues indicated that a significant number of adolescent and young adult women are still not being given the information they desire regarding fertility preservation and therefore are not making fully informed treatment decisions.
The FDA granted accelerated approval to naxitamab-gqgk (Danyelza) in combination with GM-CSF for the treatment of pediatric patients 1 year of age and older and adult patients with relapsed or refractory high-risk neuroblastoma in the bone or bone marrow who have demonstrated a partial response, minor response, or stable disease to prior therapy.
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.