Study finds survival gains in three childhood blood cancers

09/10/2008 | Reuters

A German study has found that survival rates for U.S. children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute non-lymphoblastic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma have increased since the 1990s. The scientists, who monitored survival rates in five- and 10-year periods after disease diagnosis, attributed the rise to better treatments, including new combinations of existing drugs. The survival gains, however, may level off unless new breakthroughs are achieved, researchers said.

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