Preventive central nervous system irradiation in children with acute nonlymphocytic leukemia.

@article{Dahl1978PreventiveCN,
  title={Preventive central nervous system irradiation in children with acute nonlymphocytic leukemia.},
  author={Gary V H Dahl and Joseph V. Simone and H Omar Hustu and Clara Mason},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1978},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={2187-92}
}
In this study of children with acute nonlymphocytic leukemia an attempt was made to prevent central nervous system relapse and to determine whether this therapy, coupled with multiagent chemotherapy, would be successful in prolonging durations of complete remission. Central nervous system relapses were prevented by irradiation, although patients who received this therapy did no better than those who did not receive irradiation. A small group of patients received irradiation to the liver and… CONTINUE READING

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