Advanced chemotherapy and personalized treatment have boosted survival rates for childhood cancers
(dailyRx News) With increasing survival rates for many types of childhood cancers, some of these cancers are approaching cures. Several key events have made this possible.
A recent publication reviewing the history of treating childhood leukemia reported that advances in the treatment strategies over the last half century have been the driving force in increasing childhood cancer survival rates.
From the first use of chemotherapy medications for childhood leukemias to the reduction in amount of radiation used for therapy to personalized treatment based on individual genetics, the authors cited many factors that have contributed to the current successful treatments for childhood cancers.
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