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Leukemogenic effect of chemotherapy in patients with breast carcinoma†
Is it a real concern?
Article first published online: 24 AUG 2004
Copyright © 2004 American Cancer Society
Volume 101, Issue 7, pages 1479–1481, 1 October 2004
How to Cite
Ibrahim, N. K. (2004), Leukemogenic effect of chemotherapy in patients with breast carcinoma. Cancer, 101: 1479–1481. doi: 10.1002/cncr.20525
See referenced original article on pages 1529–36, this issue.
- Issue published online: 17 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 24 AUG 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 15 JUN 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 JUN 2004
- Manuscript Received: 10 JUN 2004
The data presented by Kaplan and colleagues in the current issue of Cancer do not appear to be sufficiently mature to suggest the absence of an association between agents used in the treatment of breast carcinoma and the development of secondary leukemia. The updating of these data over an adequate follow-up period may prove critical to the conclusions that are drawn. In addition, stratification of data according to accepted risk factors for secondary leukemia is warranted.
See pages 1529–36.