The age peak in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: exploring the potential relationship with socioeconomic status.

@article{Swensen1997TheAP,
  title={The age peak in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: exploring the potential relationship with socioeconomic status.},
  author={Andrine R. Swensen and Julie A. Ross and Richard K. Severson and Brad H Pollock and Leslie L. Robison},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1997},
  volume={79 10},
  pages={2045-51}
}
BACKGROUND White children have a much higher incidence rate of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) than do African American children. This discrepancy, coupled with the geographic and temporal variations in the incidence of childhood ALL, have led to speculation that factors associated with socioeconomic status (SES) may play an important role in its etiology. Because most of the variation is accounted for by the occurrence of a peak in incidence between the ages of 2 and 5 years, the purpose of… CONTINUE READING

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