The dramatically increased survival rates for childhood cancer in recent decades, achieved largely through the use of increasingly intensive treatment, have been paralleled by an increased risk of developing a second cancer. The team is studying the occurrence of second cancer in children diagnosed over the last two decades in order to establish what factors influence risk.
Why do increasing numbers of second cancers occur within five years of diagnosis of childhood cancer?
University of Oxford
Oxford, OX1 3BD
1 April 2012