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The health-related beliefs and behaviors of long-term survivors of childhood cancer are important because of vulnerability to adverse late effects from their primary malignancy and its therapy. A health behavior survey was completed by 110 parents of long-term survivors ranging in age from 11-17 years, and by 40 adult long-term survivors of childhood cancer(More)
PURPOSE We report the treatment and outcome of patients with peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) and extraosseous Ewing's tumor (EOE) using Ewing's-directed therapy, including an ifosfamide and etoposide window. METHODS Seventeen pediatric patients with peripheral PNET (n = 14) or EOE (n = 3) were enrolled between 1988 and 1992 on our(More)
PURPOSE Between May 1980 and September 1990, 85 patients with Hodgkin's disease were treated with a regimen designed to increase cure rates while reducing late toxicity. PATIENTS AND METHODS Therapy consisted of five cycles of cyclophosphamide, Oncovin (vincristine; Eli Lilly and Co, Indianapolis, IN), and procarbazine (COP), alternated with four cycles(More)
Survivors of childhood cancer are a growing and vulnerable population. Cure rates for pediatric cancers now exceed 60% and, by the year 2000, an estimated 1 of every 1,000 young adults will be a cancer survivor. Because this population is at increased risk for late medical and neoplastic complications that impact adversely on health-related quality of life,(More)
We compared the activity of delavirdine (DLV) plus zidovudine (AZT) (n = 300) with that of AZT (n = 297) against human immunodeficiency virus type 1 in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. DLV exerted a transient antiviral effect, and mutations for resistance to DLV were found in more than 90% of subjects at week 12. The K103N mutation,(More)
PURPOSE To determine the impact of treatment toxicity on long-term survival in pediatric Hodgkin's disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied late events in 387 patients treated for pediatric Hodgkin's disease on four consecutive clinical trials at St Jude Children's Research Hospital from 1968 to 1990. Relative risks, actuarial risks, and absolute excess(More)
PURPOSE We assessed the cumulative risk of malignancies following treatment for Hodgkin's disease in childhood and adolescence and investigated related patient and treatment characteristics. PATIENTS AND METHODS Medical records of 499 Hodgkin's disease patients treated between 1962 and 1993 were reviewed. There were 385 adolescents (> or = 10 years of age(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the clinical efficacy of preirradiation carboplatin (CARBO) and etoposide (VP-16) in 25 patients with newly diagnosed embryonal CNS tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixteen patients with high-risk medulloblastoma and nine with other embryonal tumors were treated with two daily doses of CARBO 350 mg/m2 and VP-16 100 mg/m2 (CARBO/VP) every(More)
BACKGROUND Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most frequently encountered soft tissue sarcoma in children younger than 15 years of age. METHODS The authors reviewed the early and long-term morbidity rate and clinical outcome of pelvic exenteration for genitourinary rhabdomyosarcoma (GU-RMS) in children. Of 43 patients with this diagnosis who were seen at St Jude(More)
Ninety-three patients with a diagnosis of acute pharyngitis/tonsillitis due to Streptococcus pyogenes were randomly assigned to receive 100 mg of cefpodoxime proxetil orally with food every 12 hours or 250 mg of penicillin V potassium orally on an empty stomach every six hours. Treatment efficacy was evaluated in 30 cefpodoxime-treated and 33(More)