The Leukemia Follow-Up Study


RATIONALE: Leukemia is the most common form of cancer during childhood, comprising about one-quarter of malignancies occurring in children before age 15. Yet, at the time when the Five Center Study was undertaken, few leukemia survivors who had benefited from the new therapies had reached adulthood. For this reason, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) collaborated with the Children’s Cancer Group to develop a large retrospective cohort study of survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia during childhood.

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