Survival after relapse in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: impact of site and time to first relapse--the Children's Cancer Group Experience.

@article{Gaynon1998SurvivalAR,
  title={Survival after relapse in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: impact of site and time to first relapse--the Children's Cancer Group Experience.},
  author={Paul S. Gaynon and Roger P. Qu and Richard J. Chappell and M. L. N. Willoughby and David G. Tubergen and Peter G. Steinherz and Michael e. Trigg},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1998},
  volume={82 7},
  pages={1387-95}
}
BACKGROUND Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the single most common childhood malignancy. Despite substantial improvements in therapy, cases in which relapse occurs are still more common than newly diagnosed cases of many other childhood cancers. The survival of patients who relapse despite improved therapy continues to be of interest. METHODS One thousand one hundred forty-four relapses and 28 second malignant neoplasms were identified among the 3712 eligible patients enrolled on… CONTINUE READING

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