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Acute myeloid leukaemia in childhood: the costs and benefits of intensive treatment.

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Response to treatment and resource implications were compared in two groups of children with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) treated during consecutive periods. Event-free survival at 5 years improved from 12% (SE 3.4) during 1972-82 (group A) to 45% (SE 6.9) during 1983-87 (group B). The median time spent in hospital increased from 35 to 170 d. Allogeneic marrow transplantation was offered to all eligible children in group B. Eleven of the 53 children had a suitable donor and 10 proceeded to b...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Clinical Trial Service Unit
Role:
Author
Journal:
British journal of haematology
Volume:
77
Issue:
4
Pages:
473-477
Publication date:
1991-04-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2141
ISSN:
0007-1048
Source identifiers:
66909
Language:
English
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pubs:66909
UUID:
uuid:887f78d2-d4dd-4781-b146-5066fab774ec
Local pid:
pubs:66909
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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