Crespi et al. evaluate claims of an increased risk of childhood leukemia associated with living near high-voltage electric power transmission lines that extend to distances at which magnetic fields from lines are negligible.
Crespi CM et al. Br J Cancer 2016; 115: 122–128. doi:10.1038/bjc.2016.142
This review summarizes the recent literature on the prevalence and risk factors for obesity and metabolic syndrome in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivors. The authors also suggest lifestyle changes with the potential to mitigate risk.
Gibson TM et al. Curr Treat Options in Oncol 2016; 17: 17. doi:10.1007/s11864-016-0393-5
In this US study, Mortensen et al. investigated the association between maternal intake of folic acid supplementation in pregnancy and offspring risk of childhood cancer in a nationwide cohort study in a Norwegian population.
Mortensen JH et al. Br J Cancer 2016; 114: 71–75. doi:10.1038/bjc.2015.446
In this population-based, case-control study, the authors found that an increased risk of multiple myeloma in the Black population and variations in clinical features may be attributed to a shared germline and environmental susceptibility.
VanValkenburg ME et al. Cancer Causes Control 2016; 27: 81–91. doi:10.1007/s10552-015-0685-2
This original research paper describes the international incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and suggests that while relative survival rates are near 90% in children survival remains poor in adults.
Katz AJ et al. Cancer Causes Control 2015; 26: 1627–1642. doi:10.1007/s10552-015-0657-6
Howell et al determine that hematological malignancies have varying presentations by subtype but there is a worrying lack of public awareness of the differing clinical presentations, which is causing delayed diagnosis.
Br J Cancer 2015; 113: 1114–1120. doi:10.1038/bjc.2015.311