Tuesday, October 31, 2006

NPR TOTN On Childhood Cancer and Long Term Recovery

"A recent study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, reports that more than 1/3 of childhood cancer survivors can expect to have a life-threatening illness or serious chronic disease by the age of 45."

The Talk of the Nation Interview is here. What's interesting to me is that the theme involved here has such broad implications for health care generally.

From the New England Journal of Medicine:

"Chronic Health Conditions in Adult Survivors of Childhood CancerOeffinger K. C., Mertens A. C., Sklar C. A., Kawashima T., Hudson M. M., Meadows A. T., Friedman D. L., Marina N., Hobbie W., Kadan-Lottick N. S., Schwartz C. L., Leisenring W., Robison L. L., the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study Abstract Full Text PDF N Engl J Med 2006; 355:1572-1582, Oct 12, 2006. "

No comments :