Sidney Farber and the Treatment of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with a Chemotherapeutic Agent

@article{Ribatti2012SidneyFA,
  title={Sidney Farber and the Treatment of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with a Chemotherapeutic Agent},
  author={Domenico Ribatti},
  journal={Pediatric Hematology and Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={29},
  pages={299 - 302}
}
  • D. Ribatti
  • Published 27 April 2012
  • Medicine
  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common malignancy affecting children accounting for approximately 30% of childhood cancers, which was uniformly fatal before the advent of effective chemotherapy. In this historical note, the fundamental contribution of Sidney Farber to the treatment of ALL by using, for the first time, aminopterin—a chemotherapeutic agent—has been recognized. 
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