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[Comment] Childhood cancer: the long-term costs of cure

07 Sep 2017

Survival after childhood cancer has substantially improved over the past several decades, and more than 80% of children diagnosed with cancer in the USA now survive at least 5 years.1 This improvement comes at a cost, however, because the curative therapies used to achieve such successful survival proportions are associated with adverse late effects, with previous research finding increased risks of morbidity,2 poor health status,3 and premature mortality4 compared with sibling and population comparison groups.

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