Historical trends in the use of radiation therapy for pediatric cancers: 1973-2008.

@article{Jairam2013HistoricalTI,
  title={Historical trends in the use of radiation therapy for pediatric cancers: 1973-2008.},
  author={Vikram Jairam and Kenneth B. Roberts and James Byunghoon Yu},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2013},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={e151-5}
}
PURPOSE This study was undertaken to assess historical trends in the use of radiation therapy (RT) for pediatric cancers over the past 4 decades. METHODS The National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database of the 9 original tumor registries (SEER-9) was queried to identify patients aged 0 to 19 years with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, bone and joint cancer, cancer of the brain and nervous system, Hodgkin lymphoma, neuroblastoma, non… CONTINUE READING
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