Early deaths in childhood cancer.

@article{Hamre2000EarlyDI,
  title={Early deaths in childhood cancer.},
  author={Merlin R. Hamre and Jason D. Williams and Paul Chuba and Kanta J. Bhambhani and Yaddanapudi Ravindranath and Richard K. Severson},
  journal={Medical and pediatric oncology},
  year={2000},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={
          343-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Deaths prior to or shortly after the diagnosis of childhood cancer may reflect inadequacies in detection and appropriate referral for care. This study was performed to determine the extent of and factors associated with early death in childhood cancer. PROCEDURE Patients with of primary cancer, aged <20 years at diagnosis, were identified from the SEER data (n = 23,470) from 1973 to 1995. Early deaths were defined as cases identified by 1) death certificate, 2) autopsy report, or 3… CONTINUE READING
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