ASCO Annual Meeting
May 31, 2015
A recent analysis of information from more than 34,000 children who participated in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study shows that modern cancer care is reducing deaths from cancer and long-term side effects. Previous research has shown that up to 18% of childhood cancer survivors die within 30 years of diagnosis. While deaths from worsening or recurrent cancers tend to slow over time, deaths from other health-related reasons, such as long-term side effects tend to increase.