Looking back to inform the future: Lesson learned from survivors of childhood cancer

Authors

  • Saro H. Armenian DO, MPH,

    1. Department of Population Sciences, City of Hope, Duarte, California
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  • Smita Bhatia MD, MPH

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
    2. Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
    • Corresponding author: Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1600 7th Ave S, Lowder 500, Birmingham, AL 35233; Fax: (205) 638-2121; sbhatia@peds.uab.edu

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  • See referenced original articles on pages 730–9 and 773–81, this issue.

Abstract

Long-term survival is an expected outcome for children diagnosed with retinoblastoma and low-grade astroglial tumors. Studies examining health-related outcomes in long-term survivors of these malignancies can help inform the next-generation therapeutic studies aimed at decreasing long-term morbidity without compromising survival.

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