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BACKGROUND Pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) has 3 subtypes on a tumor progression pathway ranging from type I (cystic) to type II (cystic/solid) and type III (completely solid). A germline mutation in DICER1 is the genetic cause in the majority of PPB cases. METHODS Patients confirmed to have PPB by central pathology review were included, and their clinical(More)
This study examined the co-occurrence of risky driving with a range of externalising and internalising problems among 1055 young Australian drivers participating in an ongoing, 23-year longitudinal study. This issue was examined by: (1) investigating the co-occurrence of risky driving and other problem outcomes at 19-20 years; (2) exploring the rate of(More)
Pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) and Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor (SLCT) are both associated with germline mutations in DICER1. In this brief report, a maternal history of SLCT led to identification of a deleterious DICER1 mutation in the patient and her asymptomatic infant. Radiographic screening revealed a large Type I PPB, which was completely resected.(More)
CONTEXT DICER1 germline mutation carriers have an increased predisposition to cancer, such as pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) and Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor (SLCT), and a high prevalence of multinodular goiter (MNG). Although differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) has been reported in some DICER1 mutation carriers with PPB treated with chemotherapy, the(More)
Germline DICER1 mutations have been described in individuals with pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB), ovarian Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor (SLCT), sarcomas, multinodular goiter, thyroid carcinoma, cystic nephroma and other neoplastic conditions. Early results from the International Ovarian and Testicular Stromal Tumor Registry show germline DICER1 mutations in 48(More)
Germline mutations in DICER1 are associated with increased risk for a wide variety of neoplastic conditions, including pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB), cystic nephroma, nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma, ovarian Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors, botryoid embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the uterine cervix, ciliary body medulloepithelioma, pineoblastoma, pituitary(More)
Young drivers are significantly over-represented among those injured or killed in road traffic accidents. Young adults' greater tendency to engage in risky driving behaviours has been implicated in their high crash involvement rate. While considerable research has examined the driving patterns of young adults and situational factors associated with their(More)
Pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) is the most frequent pediatric lung tumor and often the first indication of a pleiotropic cancer predisposition,  DICER1 syndrome, comprising a range of other individually rare, benign and malignant tumors of childhood and early adulthood. The genetics of  DICER1-associated tumorigenesis are unusual in that tumors typically(More)
PURPOSE Corticosteroids, which are a mainstay in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), have a well-documented adverse effect on sleep. We sought to characterize the effects of dexamethasone on sleep over an entire 28-day treatment cycle using actigraphy, an objective measure of sleep. METHODS The sleep of 25 children aged 2-9 years (mean(More)