Childhood cancer in the United States. A geographical analysis of cases from the Pediatric Cooperative Clinical Trials groups.

@article{Ross1996ChildhoodCI,
  title={Childhood cancer in the United States. A geographical analysis of cases from the Pediatric Cooperative Clinical Trials groups.},
  author={Julie A. Ross and Richard K. Severson and Brad H Pollock and Leslie L. Robison},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1996},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={201-7}
}
BACKGROUND After injuries, cancer is the leading cause of death in children younger than 15 years in the United States. Despite dramatic increases in 5-year survival rates, more than 100,000 person-years of life are lost to childhood cancer each year. The exact proportion of pediatric cancer patients who receive care at centers that utilize up-to-date therapeutic protocols [such as those affiliated with the Childrens Cancer Group (CCG) or the Pediatric Oncology Group (POG)] remains unknown. The… CONTINUE READING

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