Childhood Leukemia and Primary Prevention.

@article{Whitehead2016ChildhoodLA,
  title={Childhood Leukemia and Primary Prevention.},
  author={Todd P. Whitehead and Catherine Metayer and Joseph Wiemels and Amanda W. Singer and Mark Miller},
  journal={Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care},
  year={2016},
  volume={46 10},
  pages={
          317-352
        }
}
Leukemia is the most common pediatric cancer, affecting 3800 children per year in the United States. Its annual incidence has increased over the last decades, especially among Latinos. Although most children diagnosed with leukemia are now cured, many suffer long-term complications, and primary prevention efforts are urgently needed. The early onset of leukemia-usually before 5 years of age-and the presence at birth of "pre-leukemic" genetic signatures indicate that pre- and postnatal events… CONTINUE READING

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