Leukemia in Children and Teenagers: From Compassion to Cure
Examine the biology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of childhood and adolescent leukemia and its treatment. Participants will learn more about the complications of treatment, psychosocial aspects of pediatric cancer care, long-term follow-up and the adolescent patient experience. Presented by Dr. Paul D'Alessandro, Pediatric Haematology Oncology Fellow, BC Children's Hospital. (2019)
This week's Research Roundup covers babies' learning mechanisms that help them match unfamiliar voices to unfamiliar faces, the top risk factor that could signal greater disease severity in pediatric catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, a virtual reality-based solution to reducing procedural anxiety in kids, and genetic testing for reducing diagnostic delay in monogenic inborn errors of immunity.
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