Kathleen S. Ruccione

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OBJECTIVE Although some survivors of childhood cancer report significant psychosocial distress, many also report having derived benefits, or post-traumatic growth (PTG), from their cancer experience. This study examines PTG and its correlates among an ethnically diverse sample of adolescent/young adult (AYA) cancer survivors who have recently completed(More)
Clinicians interested in taking a proactive approach to healthy cancer survivorship might consider the use of a social networking and videosharing platform tailored specifically for young adult cancer survivors. This study examines six key factors that may influence a childhood cancer survivor's participation in a social networking and videosharing(More)
Seventy-five children with recurrent, progressive or metastatic primary brain tumors were treated with aziridinylbenzoquinone (AZQ; Diaziquone) at 9 mg/m2/day by 30-minute intravenous infusion for five days every three weeks. Sixty-six patients were evaluable for response by imaging studies. There were five partial responses and one complete response for a(More)
BACKGROUND Childhood cancer survivors (CCS) receiving packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusions may have increased risk for vital organ iron deposition causing serious late effects. METHODS This cross-sectional cohort study of a CCS cohort quantified organ iron content by magnetic resonance imaging. Iron status by serum markers and hemochromatosis gene(More)
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