Navigation Links
Childhood cancer survivors' exposure to chemotherapy, radiation does not increase risk of birth defects in their children
Date:12/12/2011

p>

The researchers also noted that a strength of their study is the comparison they made to the children of other cancer survivors and not to the children of people randomly sampled from the general population. Signorello said that comparing cancer survivors to individuals in the general population can be difficult because the latter may not be as thorough in reporting health problems of their children, and the children of cancer survivors may be under heightened clinical surveillance and may appear to have higher rates of birth defects as a result. The investigators did, however, find that the overall prevalence of birth defects among the cancer survivors' children was very similar to what has been reported in the general population.

The study is among the largest to examine birth defects in children of childhood cancer survivors, and among the first to evaluate birth defects using medical records to validate both the children's health problems and the parents' radiation and chemotherapy exposures.

"The possibility of birth defects in offspring has been a lingering concern among cancer survivors because it's hard to address," Signorello said. "We know these are rare outcomes, and a large study group was needed to address these questions. It took years to validate the parents' self-reported outcomes, and to assemble and use the medical records of radiation and chemotherapy treatment exposures to allow us to quantify their exposure doses. These are the strongest results to date, adding greater certainty to other studies examining this common concern among survivors of childhood cancer."

The researchers would like to continue to sequence the DNA of families of childhood cancer survivors (survivors and their children) to see if there is any evidence of radiation- or chemical-induced genetic damage, even if the children did not have birth defects. They would also like to combine data from all U.S. and international studies on this topi
'/>"/>

Contact: Nicole Fernandes
nicole.fernandes@asco.org
571-483-1354
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. NASBE Supports First Lady Michelle Obama in Fight Against Childhood Obesity
2. Childhood obesity: Its not the amount of TV, its the number of junk food commercials
3. Planting Seeds to Fight Childhood Obesity
4. PolicyLink CEO Angela Glover Blackwell Released the Following Statement on First Lady Michelle Obamas Childhood Obesity Initiative
5. AMA Joins First Lady in Fight Against Childhood Obesity
6. Soothing infants with food focus of childhood obesity study
7. In Support of the Lets Move Campaign to Fight Childhood Obesity, Verizon Thinkfinity Providing Free Educational Resources on Nutrition and Exercise
8. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Names Celtics Captain Paul Pierce National Athlete Spokesperson in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity
9. New therapeutic target for most common solid cancer in childhood?
10. High Rates of Childhood Leukemia Seen in Iraq Province
11. International study confirms doubling of childhood leukemia rates in southern Iraq
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/14/2014)... Laurel, N.J. (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 ... Mount Laurel, has announced the publication of its first military ... plane crash on Black Thursday in October 1943 and 19 ... March to return home and build the American dream. ... II and the American dream (Amazon) is a ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... According to a recent study ... a connection between women with high levels of a ... doctors have theorized about the role stress plays in ... provide scientific support. , “Stress, if very significant, can ... Barmat, an OB/GYN who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... There’s an old adage that says first impressions make ... say the products offered in their preorder event not only ... The Lash Palette for $40,” said Jenelle Paris, founder and ... explained that the first 1,000 have already been sold during ... on to point out that her company is an online ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Jordan Valley Medical Center is expanding the ... center set to open by the fall of 2015. ... west of I-15 in the Salt Lake Valley providing ... Valley Medical Center has partnered with Elekta, a company ... for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, to bring Versa ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... For the Spanish Royal Academy, senescent is he who ... the dictionary: not only is senescence not a synonym ... the organism. Cellular senescence is such a badly named ... area think it needs another name. That is the ... Research Centre (CNIO), one of the world,s leading experts ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Mount Laurel-based Documented Legacy to Release Military Memoir of World War II Air Force Vet Who Survived Black Thursday Crash 2Health News:Abington Health Physician Addresses Link Between Stress and Infertility 2Health News:Abington Health Physician Addresses Link Between Stress and Infertility 3Health News:The Lash Palette Preorder Event Has Officially Begun 2Health News:Jordan Valley Medical Center Set to Break Ground with New $10 Million Cancer Center 2Health News:Manuel Serrano proposes a new vision of a process wrongly associated with ageing 2Health News:Manuel Serrano proposes a new vision of a process wrongly associated with ageing 3
... diabetes research in India, even though the country remains one ... disease. Indian scientists have published only one percent of the ... Indian Journal of Medical Research, in an assessment of the ... India published a total of 3068 papers during the 30 ...
... 25 million dollar space programme, will carry out scientific ... cells in outer space, reports said Wednesday. ... and the crystallisation of protein, said Abdul Rahman Abdul ... National University of Malaysia. ,"The research is ...
... their health by using over the counter nutritional supplements ... cons with the health professionals managing their conventional treatment. ... Griffith's School of Nursing, says that though some complementary ... have side effects or interact with conventional medications. ...
... School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, have found ... to treatments for deadliest poisons like Ricin, cholera toxin, ... deadly strains of E. coli bacteria, these toxins travel ... Golgi network and endoplasmic reticulum before interrupting protein synthesis. ...
... a developing female sheep foetus to low doses of commonly ... ,The study was conducted by a team ... of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. ,As part of the ... a cocktail of chemicals and heavy metals in an animal ...
... New research by the British charity Save the Children, shows ... nutritious diet , they would have to spend three times ... reported by The Independent, this would amount to a 1,700 ... research calculated how much a healthy diet, based on local ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:India's Share in Global Diabetes Research is One Percent 2Health News:Diabetics Risking Health by Using Alternative Medications Without Consultation 2Health News:For Bangladeshis, a Nutritious Diet Would Cost 1,700 Pounds Per Week 2
(Date:7/14/2014)... 14, 2014  GenSpera, Inc. (OTCQB: GNSZ), a ... of cancer, announces that Kareg Corporation,s Director of ... the following research report on  the company. ... of Research, Kareg Corporation, Initiating Coverage with a ... full report: http://www.genspera.com/press/140711_Genspera_research_report_July2014.pdf GNSZ ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... 2014  Otonomy, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused ... diseases and disorders of the inner and middle ear, ... statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and ... offering of shares of its common stock. All shares ... will be offered by Otonomy. The number of shares ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... and LONDON , July 14, 2014 ... IXICO plc (AIM: IXI) jointly announced today the formation ... companies. Dr. Edward Ashton , Ph.D., chief scientific ... have seven members. "The formation of this ... the international commercial and operational alliance we signed with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kareg Corporation Initiates Coverage on GenSpera with a Speculative Buy Recommendation 2Kareg Corporation Initiates Coverage on GenSpera with a Speculative Buy Recommendation 3Kareg Corporation Initiates Coverage on GenSpera with a Speculative Buy Recommendation 4Kareg Corporation Initiates Coverage on GenSpera with a Speculative Buy Recommendation 5Kareg Corporation Initiates Coverage on GenSpera with a Speculative Buy Recommendation 6Otonomy Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering 2VirtualScopics, Inc. And IXICO plc Announce The Formation Of A Scientific Advisory Board To Benefit Both Companies; Dr. Edward Ashton, Ph.D. Appointed Chairman 2VirtualScopics, Inc. And IXICO plc Announce The Formation Of A Scientific Advisory Board To Benefit Both Companies; Dr. Edward Ashton, Ph.D. Appointed Chairman 3VirtualScopics, Inc. And IXICO plc Announce The Formation Of A Scientific Advisory Board To Benefit Both Companies; Dr. Edward Ashton, Ph.D. Appointed Chairman 4VirtualScopics, Inc. And IXICO plc Announce The Formation Of A Scientific Advisory Board To Benefit Both Companies; Dr. Edward Ashton, Ph.D. Appointed Chairman 5VirtualScopics, Inc. And IXICO plc Announce The Formation Of A Scientific Advisory Board To Benefit Both Companies; Dr. Edward Ashton, Ph.D. Appointed Chairman 6VirtualScopics, Inc. And IXICO plc Announce The Formation Of A Scientific Advisory Board To Benefit Both Companies; Dr. Edward Ashton, Ph.D. Appointed Chairman 7VirtualScopics, Inc. And IXICO plc Announce The Formation Of A Scientific Advisory Board To Benefit Both Companies; Dr. Edward Ashton, Ph.D. Appointed Chairman 8VirtualScopics, Inc. And IXICO plc Announce The Formation Of A Scientific Advisory Board To Benefit Both Companies; Dr. Edward Ashton, Ph.D. Appointed Chairman 9
... YORK, Sept. 21 An eminent international panel of ... LLY ) to receive a World Business and ... successful partnerships in the battle against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). ... of The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership demonstrate a clear linkage ...
... According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority ... new growth factors, combined with greater variety and improved features ... market to nearly $2.3 billion through 2015. Medtronic ... AMPLIFY , is set to be released in the US ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Lilly Recognized with World Business and Development Award for Tuberculosis Initiative 2Lilly Recognized with World Business and Development Award for Tuberculosis Initiative 3Introduction of New Products and Increased Uptake of Innovative Materials to Drive US Bone Graft Substitute Market to Nearly $2.3 Billion by 2015 2Introduction of New Products and Increased Uptake of Innovative Materials to Drive US Bone Graft Substitute Market to Nearly $2.3 Billion by 2015 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: