Educational achievement of long-term survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer.

@article{Kelaghan1988EducationalAO,
  title={Educational achievement of long-term survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer.},
  author={Joseph W Kelaghan and Max H. Myers and John J. Mulvihill and Julianne Byrne and Roger R Connelly and Donald F. Austin and Louise C Strong and J. Wister Meigs and Howard B. Latourette and Grace F. Holmes},
  journal={Medical and pediatric oncology},
  year={1988},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={
          320-6
        }
}
In a retrospective cohort study, the level of education attained by 2,283 long-term survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer was investigated and compared with that of 3,270 sibling controls. Survivors of central nervous system tumors were significantly less likely than controls to complete eight grades of school or, if they completed high school, to enter college. No significant differences in educational achievement were found for survivors of non-central nervous system cancers. The… CONTINUE READING

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