Risk factors for intellectual and educational sequelae of cranial irradiation in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

@article{Smibert1996RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for intellectual and educational sequelae of cranial irradiation in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.},
  author={Elizabeth Smibert and Virginia J. Anderson and Tim Godber and Henry Ekert},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={1996},
  volume={73},
  pages={825 - 830}
}
Long-term cognitive and educational sequelae have been inconsistently reported in children who received cranial irradiation (CRT) to prevent central nervous system (CNS) disease in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). This study investigates a large and representative sample of survivors of ALL and compares them with non-irradiated survivors of cancer and healthy control children to determine the effect of CRT on cognitive and educational ability. Three groups of children were studied: Group 1… CONTINUE READING

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