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Long-term toxicities in paediatric ALL

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Published: 23.01.20
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Prof Kjeld Schmiegelow - University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Prof Kjeld Schmiegelow speaks to ecancer at the 2020 ALL Assembly meeting about the long-term toxicities in paediatric ALL.

He explains that as the cure rate of childhood leukaemia has now reached 90%, the risk of dying from toxicities is now equal to dying from the leukaemia itself.

On top of this, over half of patients that are cured will then be burdened with serious toxicities that affect their quality of life.

Prof Schmiegelow states that a better stratification of patients and understanding patient drug disposition will help improve toxicities in patients.

 

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