Late-occurring stroke among long-term survivors of childhood leukemia and brain tumors: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.

@article{Bowers2006LateoccurringSA,
  title={Late-occurring stroke among long-term survivors of childhood leukemia and brain tumors: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.},
  author={Daniel Charles Bowers and Yan Liu and Wendy W Leisenring and Elizabeth A McNeil and Marilyn S. Stovall and James G. Gurney and Leslie L. Robison and Roger J. Packer and Kevin Charles Oeffinger},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 33},
  pages={5277-82}
}
PURPOSE This report examines the incidence of and risk factors for strokes that occur in > or = 5-year survivors of childhood leukemia and brain tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS The rate of first occurrence of self-reported late-occurring strokes was determined for leukemia survivors (n = 4,828), brain tumor survivors (n = 1,871), and a comparison group of a random sample of cancer survivor siblings (n = 3,846). Relative risks (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) of stroke by treatment… CONTINUE READING