Survival rates increasing for children with certain hematologic malignancies

Volansky, Rob
October 2008
Hem/Onc Today;10/25/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 19, p40
The article discusses research on survival rates for U.S. children with certain hematologic malignancies. It references a study by Dianne Pulte et al published in a 2008 issue of the "Journal of the National Cancer Institute." The researchers found that five- and 10-year survival rates for children with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) increased between 1990 and 1994 and between 2000 and 2004. The survival rates for patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma did not change significantly from the beginning to the end of the study.


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