Will the pediatric regimen work for adolescents with ALL?

  title={Will the pediatric regimen work for adolescents with ALL?},
  author={Andrea M Carter},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  volume={102 17},
A cute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children is often cited as an oncology success story, with a 5-year survival rate of 80% or more. Adolescents, however, haven't fared as well; for those aged between 16 and 21 years, the 5-year survival rate is 40% – 60%. At least part of the reason may be treatment differences, experts say. Many adolescents go to medical oncologists rather than pediatric oncologists and therefore receive the standard adult chemotherapy regimen. But studies suggest that… CONTINUE READING

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