Monthly Archives: April 2012

A study by the Children's Oncology Group (COG) reported that five-year survival for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL, the most common type of pediatric cancer) among children treated through COG clinical trials increased from 83.7 percent during the period 1990-1994 to 90.4 percent in the period 2000-2005. The improvements in survival were observed among all children... Read more
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SAN DIEGO – A simple scoring system identified a subset of young patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma who are predicted to have an event-free survival rate of less than 80%. The system, known as the Childhood Hodgkin International Prognostic Score (CHIPS), found that four factors were predictive of worse event-free survival: stage IV disease, large mediastinal adenopathy,... Read more
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