Fewer Kids Dying From Leukemia, Study Shows

Fewer Kids Dying From Leukemia, Study Shows

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girl with shaved headKids with one type of leukemia are living longer than they used to, most likely thanks to new drug combinations that mean fewer patients are relapsing after a first round of treatment.

In a study including more than 20,000 children, patients’ chances of surviving at least five years after their diagnosis increased from 84 percent in the early 1990s to over 90 percent a decade later.

(READ the story from Reuters)

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