Epidemiology of the childhood acute leukemias

J. P. Neglia, L. L. Robison

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The acute leukemias are the most common childhood cancers. This article provides a review of the epidemiology of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and non-acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ANLL), including descriptive characteristics in addition to environmental and genetic associations. The need for more focused studies of particular subgroups of ALL and ANLL is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)675-692
Number of pages18
JournalPediatric clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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