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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term effects of combination chemotherapy treatment for girls with Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) on gonadal function using anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and inhibin B as ovarian reserve parameters. PATIENTS AND METHODS LH, FSH, inhibin B, and AMH were measured in 32 women treated from 1974 to 1998 for(More)
This study assessed quality of life, self-esteem and worries in young adult survivors of childhood cancer compared to a group of young adults with no history of cancer. The impact of demographic, medical and treatment factors and self-esteem on survivors' quality of life and worries was studied. Participants were 400 long-term survivors (LTS) of childhood(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term side effects of treatment for childhood Hodgkin's lymphoma with chemotherapy only on growth, bone mineral density (BMD), body composition, and thyroid function. PROCEDURE A total of 88 patients (56 male, 32 female; 17.6-42.6 yr), treated for childhood Hodgkin's lymphoma from 1974-1998 with(More)
Clinical reports suggest that many survivors of childhood cancer experience fatigue as a long-term effect of their treatment. To investigate this issue further, we assessed the level of fatigue in young adult survivors of childhood cancer. We compared the results with a group of young adults with no history of cancer. The impact of demographic, medical and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term gonadal sequelae after treatment for childhood Hodgkin's lymphoma with combination chemotherapy, using up to date fertility parameters and andrological evaluation, including for the first time inhibin B. METHODS There were 56 male patients treated from 1974-1998 for childhood Hodgkin's(More)
Late effects of treatment for childhood cancer on the thyroid axis are ascribed predominantly to radiotherapy. Whether chemotherapy has an additional detrimental effect is still unclear. Our aim was to evaluate this effect in young adult survivors of a broad spectrum of childhood cancers. The thyroid axis in 205 childhood cancer survivors was evaluated in(More)
BACKGROUND Children treated for Hodgkin disease are at risk for gonadal damage. Since most children were treated with radiotherapy (RT) in combination with chemotherapy, the presumed detrimental effect of MOPP (mustine, vincristine, procarbazine, and prednisone) (in contrast to schemes with less or without alkylating agents) could not be discerned(More)
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is now understood to be a neoplastic disease in which over 50% of cases have somatic activating mutations of BRAF. However, the extracellular signal-related (ERK) pathway is activated in all cases including those with wild type BRAF alleles. Here, we applied a targeted massively parallel sequencing panel to 30 LCH samples(More)
CONTEXT Improved survival of children with cancer has been accompanied by multiple treatment-related complications. However, most studies in survivors of childhood cancer focused on only 1 late effect. OBJECTIVE To assess the total burden of adverse health outcomes (clinical or subclinical disorders ["adverse events"]) following childhood cancer in a(More)
Human mesenchymal stem cells can be isolated from bone marrow aspirates, purified and cultured for many passages without losing their unique properties. One of the hallmarks of stem cells is pluripotency, and human mesenchymal stem cells can be induced to assume phenotypes of mesenchymal tissues including, but not limited to, those of osteocytes,(More)