Pediatric cancers are on the rise

PITTSBURGH – The incidence of many pediatric cancers are on the rise, and the increase is occurring in nearly all demographic groups studied, according to the latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pediatric cancers that increased significantly in incidence from 2001 through 2014, compared with previous time periods, include thyroid carcinoma, hepatic tumors, lymphomas, renal tumors, and brain tumors. Other cancer types remained unchanged, except malignant melanoma, which saw a significant decline in incidence over the same period, reported David A. Siegel, MD, of the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the CDC in Atlanta.

Dr. David A. Siegel

“Some of the possible causes might .... be more complicated, such as environmental exposures (HMMM WONDER WHAT THAT COULD BE) or population-based changes,” he said during a poster discussion session at the annual meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

Recent studies of trends in pediatric cancer have either used data from before 2010 or covered less than a third of the U.S. population, the investigators noted.

To get a more accurate estimate of current trends, the investigators relied on the United States Cancer Statistics, which combines data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program and the National Program of Cancer Registries. Together, the combined databases cover 100% of the U.S. population.

Dr. Siegel and his colleagues looked at cancer incidence rates and trends among individuals younger than 20 years of age from across 48 states from 2001 to 2014 – Mississippi, Nevada, and the District of Columbia were not included.

They used a joint point regression method to calculate average annual percent change (AAPC) in rates, then stratified rates and trends by sex, age, and race/ethnicity; location; economic status; and cancer type.


If this doesn't scream VACCINES since in early 2000's to NOW the recommend schedule near doubled!! OR from the SV40 cell line that is passed down genetically as well, I don't know what does....Although we do have a massive amount of radiation from cell towers & now 5G coming which is equivalent to being inside a microwave 24/7 so there's that.... -TANP

Some vaccinations have been recommended in the United States since the 1940s, although the official annual schedule endorsed by ACIP, AAP, and AAFP did not appear until 1995. A combined vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) was recommended in the 1940s; a combined vaccine for those three diseases is still recommended today.

The newly developed vaccine for polio was recommended in the 1950s. The specific vaccine used has changed since then, but polio vaccine remains on the current schedule.

The combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine was added to the list of recommendations in the 1970s, after vaccines for all three diseases were developed in the 1960s.

The resulting recommended vaccination list included vaccines for seven diseases in the 1970s:

*TetanusDiphtheriaPertussis (whooping cough)


The remaining seven diseases on the schedule, required only three vaccinations:

*Polio vaccination

*Combined vaccination for Tetanus, Diphtheria

*Pertussis (DTP vaccine)

*Combined vaccination for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR vaccine).

The list of recommended vaccines continued to be updated...Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) vaccine was added to the list in the late 1980s, while a vaccine for hepatitis B was added in the mid-1990s.

In 1995, the ACIP, AAP, and AAFP began issuing annual updates to the schedule. The annual updates contained detailed information about the recommended vaccines, including specific age- and dosage-related information, as well as information about new vaccines as they were added to the schedule.

Since then, a number of vaccines have been added, including those for chickenpox (varicella) and hepatitis A, while others have been removed or replaced. (The first rotavirus vaccine added to the schedule was removed because of an association between the vaccine and intussusception, a type of bowel obstruction....)

As of early 2014, the U.S. immunization schedule for children ages 0-6 years includes recommendations for the following vaccinations:

*Hepatitis B


*Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (combined DTaP vaccine)

*Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b)

*PneumococcalPolio (inactivated vaccine)


*Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (combined MMR vaccine)

*Varicella (chickenpox)

*Hepatitis A

*Meningococcal (certain high-risk groups only)

In addition, the 7-18 years schedule recommends human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and meningococcal vaccination.



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