Fifth Issue, Series Three Pediatric Cancer Care

Pediatric Cancer Care

There is nothing that pulls at my heart strings more than the sight of a young child dealing with a diagnosis of cancer. This issue of Conquering the Cancer Care Continuum™ focuses on pediatric cancer care, a challenging area of oncology management, but one in which amazing progress is being [ Read More ]

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Childhood: A Nurse’s Perspective

The birth of the pediatric hematology/oncology specialty can be traced back to the early part of the 20th century, when pediatricians began describing hematologic abnormalities in infants and children. Although hematologic diseases were regularly studied and diagnosed in this era, childhood cancer was still considered a rare phenomenon and received [ Read More ]

Kathy Ruble, RN, CPNP, PhD

Pediatric Cancer Care: A Pharmacist’s Perspective

As a practitioner in adult oncology, it is only on rare occasions that I see pediatric patients managed in our clinic. Generally speaking, such patients seen in this setting are mid-adolescents with diagnoses of Hodgkin lymphoma who are being treated with a standard adult regimen. These patients are presented with [ Read More ]

Steve Stricker, PharmD, MS, BCOP

Conquering Cancer Everywhere: A Physician’s Perspective

Cure rates for children with cancer now exceed 80% in high-income countries (HIC), but several challenges remain.1 Curing the remaining 20% requires new drugs, better combination regimens, and improved risk stratification to avoid undertreatment, and the 80% who are event-free survivors after frontline therapy often must deal with significant late [ Read More ]

Scott Howard, MD, MSc