Causes of Death in Acute Leukemia: a Ten-year Study of 414 Patients from 1954-1963.

@article{Hersh1965CausesOD,
  title={Causes of Death in Acute Leukemia: a Ten-year Study of 414 Patients from 1954-1963.},
  author={Evan M. Hersh and Gerald Paul Bodey and B A Nies and Emil J. Freireich},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1965},
  volume={193},
  pages={105-9}
}
“When we joined the leukemia program at the NCI as clinical associates in 1962, we became aware of the grim prognosis of acute leukemia patients. At that time the remission rate for adults was 10%, and their survival was one year. For children the remission rate was barely 50%, and their survival was less than one year. “Rather than being discouraged, Emil J. Freireich, chief of the leukemia program, pointed out that this situation was a challenge for clinical research. Data gathering, data… CONTINUE READING

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