What's new in the childhood cancer registry?

• Children treated for cancer were more often overweight at the end of treatment (13%) compared to when they started treatment (8%).

• Boys and patients suffering from leukaemia or lymphoma were more likely to gain weight during treatment.

• Leukaemia and lymphoma patients gained weight during...

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•Former childhood cancer patients in Switzerland are not more likely to become overweight than persons who never had cancer.

•We found no evidence to suggest that corticosteroid treatment leads to overweight in the long-term

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The Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry (SCCR) at the University of Bern has been collecting data on children and adolescents suffering from cancer in Switzerland for over 40 years. Now, on behalf of the Confederation, the registry will be converted into a Federal Childhood Cancer Registry, which will...

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To raise public awareness of childhood cancer, Childhood Cancer Switzerland is launching a solidarity campaign on 1 September 2018 which incorporates an initiative to send a message of encouragement.

A diagnosis of cancer is a shock for the whole family, and the resulting battle against the disease...

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Former childhood cancer patients have an increased risk of various late complications such as heart problems or secondary tumors.

12 European countries (pan-European PanCare Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survivor Care and Follow-Up Studies; PanCareSurFup) have joined forces to collect and...

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It is well established from studies of atomic bomb survivors and other exposed groups that medium to high doses of ionising radiation can induce cancer. Furthermore, children are known to be more sensitive to radiation. However, the direct epidemiological investigation of cancer risks associated...

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