Key clinical point:
Major finding: From 2001 to 2014, there were 196,200 incident cases of pediatric cancer for an overall cancer incidence rate of 173 per 1 million.
Study details: A review of data from the United States Cancer Statistics for children under age 20.
Disclosures: The CDC supported the study. Dr. Siegel and his coauthors are CDC employees. They reported having no conflicts of interest.
Source: Siegel DA et al. ASPHO 2018, Abstract 605.
Siegel DA et al. ASPHO 2018, Abstract 605.
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Adding Bv improved survival for some Hodgkin patients, Evens AM et al. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Sep 4. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2018.79.0139.
Substantial late mortality risk persists after childhood BMT , Holmqvist AS et al. JAMA Oncol. 2018 Jul 26. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.2453.
PET findings safely drive chemo decisions in Hodgkin lymphoma patients, Casasnovas O et al. ASCO 2018 (annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology), Abstract 7503.
Upswing in childhood lymphomas, Siegel DA et al. ASPHO 2018, Abstract 605.