Cause-specific late mortality among 5-year survivors of childhood cancer: the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.

@article{Mertens2008CausespecificLM,
  title={Cause-specific late mortality among 5-year survivors of childhood cancer: the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.},
  author={Ann C Mertens and Qi Liu and Joseph Phillip Neglia and Karen Wasilewski and Wendy W Leisenring and Gregory T Armstrong and Leslie L. Robison and Yutaka Yasui},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  year={2008},
  volume={100 19},
  pages={1368-79}
}
BACKGROUND The proportion of pediatric and adolescent cancer patients surviving 5 years has increased during the past four decades. This growing population of survivors remains at risk for disease- and treatment-associated late mortality. METHODS A total of 20 483 five-year survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer diagnosed between January 1, 1970, and December 31, 1986, and enrolled in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) were included in a National Death Index search for deaths… CONTINUE READING

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