Clinical Cancer Research: Patient, Parent and Physician Interactions

  • Denis R. Miller
  • Enid A. Haupt
Part of the The Downstate Series of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology book series (DSRPP, volume 5)


The impressive progress and improved prognosis in childhood cancer obtained during the past decade are related to more precise diagnostic tools, more effective multimodality therapy and improved supportive care. Whereas fewer than 5 or 10 percent of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) were long-term survivors in 1965, nearly 60% of children with ALL diagnosed between 1972 and 1975 and treated with a “modern” protocol are alive and free of disease in 1982. A similar record of success is being achieved in the treatment of other hematopoietic malignancies and solid tumors in the pediatric age group. Of the estimated 7000 children diagnosed with cancer in the United States in 1981, at least 3500 will survive their disease and its treatment. In fact, Anna Meadows (1980) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has estimated that by 1990, one of every 1000 adults will be a survivor of childhood cancer.


Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Bone Marrow Transplantation Childhood Cancer Childhood Leukemia Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denis R. Miller
    • 1
  • Enid A. Haupt
    • 2
  1. 1.Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Cornell University Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA

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