On their path to recovery, pediatric cancer survivors face unique health challenges that require care from a multidisciplinary team of providers with expertise in survivorship.
Using The Model for Improvement to Enhance Patient Outcomes in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation requires a prolonged hospitalization and patients often face an increased risk of complications, including transplant-related mortality. Why experts say using this quality improvement model is a “powerful tool.”
Fecal Microbiota of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors and Metabolic Syndrome: An Exploratory Study
A small, exploratory study shows that long-term survivors of childhood cancer have decreased gut bacterial microbiome diversity and differently abundant bacterial taxa, even years after the completion of therapy.
Let’s Talk About Childhood Cancer Survivorship (Podcast)
Listen to Seth Rotz, MD, pediatric oncologist and Director of the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program at Cleveland Clinic Children’s, talk about the program and what’s ahead.
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Access to Oncofertility Options for Children With Cancer Is an Ethical Issue
Access to fertility preservation programs for pediatric cancer patients is becoming increasingly important; however, the barriers to access these services are cause for concern.
Distance to Treatment Center Is Associated With Survival in Children and Young Adults With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Seth Rotz, MD, discusses outcomes linked to distance from residence to treatment center in children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
5 Hematologic Tests and Treatments To Question
A new report authored by over a dozen pediatric hematologists at centers across the U.S. raises questions about the role of five hematologic tests and treatments in clinical practice.
The Future of Fertility Preservation for Prepubescent Males Facing Infertility-Causing Diseases and Undergoing Gonadotoxic Treatments
A team of Cleveland Clinic physicians teamed up to create a protocol for collection and storage of testicular tissue from prepubescent males undergoing gonadotoxic treatments.
Screening for and Managing Pulmonary Dysfunction in Pediatric Cancer Survivors
Pulmonary dysfunction is a common side effect of some pediatric cancer treatments, such as chest radiotherapy. Experts discuss current screening guidelines and comment on emerging research.
Managing Pediatric Oncology Patients During COVID-19
While much is still unknown, healthcare providers should give special consideration to managing pediatric oncology patients during the pandemic. In this article, pediatric hematologist/oncologist Seth Rotz, MD, discusses precautions and treatment considerations for this immunocompromised population.