Longitudinal follow-up of the intellectual and academic functioning of children receiving central nervous system-prophylactic chemotherapy for leukemia: a four-year final report.

@article{Brown1999LongitudinalFO,
  title={Longitudinal follow-up of the intellectual and academic functioning of children receiving central nervous system-prophylactic chemotherapy for leukemia: a four-year final report.},
  author={Ronald Tse Brown and Michael G Sawyer and Georgia Antoniou and I R Toogood and Michael Rice},
  journal={Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP},
  year={1999},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={373-7}
}
This longitudinal investigation extends our prospective study of the intellectual and academic functioning of children treated for cancer to 4 years after diagnosis. In the longer term, the children who received central nervous system (CNS) chemotherapy experienced greater neurocognitive deficits, particularly in the area of academic achievement, than did the children who did not receive CNS chemotherapy. Specifically, the CNS chemotherapy-treated children scored lower on academic tests of… CONTINUE READING

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