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UK launches study to follow childhood cancer survivors

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 06 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:626
  1. Richard Woodman
  1. London

    Thousands of Britons who survived cancer as children are being followed up to find out how many develop further cancer, become infertile, or suffer other health problems after radiotherapy or chemotherapy, the Cancer Research Campaign (CRC) announced this week.

    The British Childhood Cancer Survivors' Study will compare rates of illness and cancer among 16 000 survivors and 3000 of their children with rates in the general population. Family histories will be checked to …

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