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Neuroblastoma Screening (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about tests used to detect or screen for neuroblastoma.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: August 28, 2014

Neuroblastoma Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of childhood neuroblastoma.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: January 2, 2015

High‐dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant compared to conventional therapy for children with high‐risk neuroblastoma

Despite the development of new treatment options, the prognosis of high‐risk neuroblastoma patients still remains poor; in more than half of patients the disease returns. High‐dose chemotherapy and haematopoietic stem cell rescue, also known as myeloablative therapy, might improve the survival of these patients. A well‐informed decision on the use of myeloablative therapy in the treatment of children with high‐risk neuroblastoma should be based on high quality evidence of effectiveness for treating tumours and side effects.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2013

Cancer-Related Post-traumatic Stress (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about post-traumatic stress disorder in cancer patients, cancer survivors, and their family members. Assessment and treatment of this disorder are discussed.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: January 7, 2015

Hot Flashes and Night Sweats (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about causes and treatment of hot flashes and night sweats in cancer patients.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: October 15, 2014

Nausea and Vomiting (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about nausea and vomiting as complications of cancer or its treatment. Approaches to the management of nausea and vomiting are discussed.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: December 12, 2013

Sleep Disorders (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about causes and management of sleep disorders in people with cancer.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: April 16, 2014

Depression (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of depression in adults and children who have cancer.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: December 3, 2014

Grief, Bereavement, and Coping With Loss (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed report about grief, bereavement, and feelings of loss in survivors of someone who has died of cancer. Grief in children is also discussed.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: March 6, 2013

Fatigue (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about fatigue, a condition marked by extreme tiredness and inability to function because of lack of energy, often seen as a complication of cancer or its treatment.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: March 14, 2014

Different infusion durations for preventing platinum‐induced hearing loss in children with cancer

Platinum‐based chemotherapy, including cisplatin, carboplatin or oxaliplatin, or a combination of these, is used to treat different types of childhood cancer. Unfortunately, one of the most important adverse effects of platinum chemotherapy is hearing loss. This can occur not only during treatment but also years after the end of treatment. Although it is not life‐threatening, the loss of hearing, especially during the first three years of life, may lead to difficulties with school performance and psychosocial functioning. Therefore, prevention of platinum‐induced hearing loss is very important and might improve the quality of life of children undergoing cancer treatment and those who have survived treatment with platinum‐based chemotherapy.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2014

High‐dose chemotherapy for children and young adults with metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma

Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma of childhood. Fifteen percent of  rhabdomyosarcoma patients already have metastases when the disease is discovered. With conventional dose chemotherapy survival generally is poor, therefore using 'high‐dose' chemotherapy has been studied to see if this can improve survival. This type of chemotherapy has been shown to improve survival in metastatic neuroblastoma, another type of childhood cancer, when given after conventional chemotherapy with only very small amounts of neuroblastoma left. This might also be true for metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma. An alternative way of using high‐dose chemotherapy is to use it 'up front', at the start of treatment; applied this way it could potentially kill tumour cells before resistance to chemotherapy develops.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2011

Testing Treatments: Better Research for Better Healthcare. 2nd edition

How do we know whether a particular treatment really works? How reliable is the evidence? And how do we ensure that research into medical treatments best meets the needs of patients? These are just a few of the questions addressed in a lively and informative way in Testing Treatments. Brimming with vivid examples, Testing Treatments will inspire both patients and professionals.

Pinter & Martin.

Version: 2011
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Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the health problems that continue or appear after cancer treatment has ended.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: November 7, 2014

High-Dose Vitamin C (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of high-dose vitamin C as a treatment for people with cancer.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: January 8, 2015

Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors Treatment Overview (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of various childhood brain tumors.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: October 7, 2014

Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of childhood medulloblastoma and childhood supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal and pineal tumors.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: December 11, 2014

Wilms Tumor and Other Childhood Kidney Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of Wilms tumor.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: October 30, 2014

Unusual Cancers of Childhood (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of unusual cancers of childhood such as cancers of the head and neck, chest, abdomen, reproductive system, skin, and others.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: December 11, 2014

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