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Childhood leukaemia: long-term excess mortality and the proportion 'cured'

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Survival from childhood leukaemia has increased, but the proportion of children cured is unknown. The proportion 'cured' is defined as the proportion of survivors for whom, as a group, there is no longer excess mortality compared to the general population. Average time to cure is defined as the time since diagnosis at which the excess mortality rate has declined to or below a predetermined small value. Data on children diagnosed with leukaemia during 1971-2000 in Great Britain were used to es...

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10.1038/sj.bjc.6604466

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Institution:
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Department:
Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit,Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Paediatrics
Sub department:
Childhood Cancer Res Group
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Institution:
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Department:
Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit,Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Paediatrics
Sub department:
Childhood Cancer Res Group
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Institution:
Teenage Cancer Trust Young Oncology Unit, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Manchester, UK
Department:
Academic Unit of Paediatric and Adolescent Oncology
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Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Cancer Journal website
Volume:
99
Issue:
1
Pages:
219-223
Publication date:
2008-07-01
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EISSN:
1532-1827
ISSN:
0007-0920
Language:
English
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2011-01-27

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