Information Only-Progress in Treatment of Childhood Leukemia: A Clinician’s Historical Perspective
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Dr. Bowman will address progress in treatment of childhood leukemia.
1. Identify the components of the “breakthrough” treatment (Total Therapy V), that gave hope for long term remissions in childhood leukemia;
2. Describe the clinical-laboratory partnership that led to the beginnings of cancer chemotherapy;
3. Discuss the early barriers to realizing the goal of cure for childhood leukemia;
4. Describe the major late effects of early treatment success and how they have been affected by recent clinical trials.
5. Define the most important factors influencing curability of childhood leukemia.
Paul Bowman, MD
Cook Children's Medical Center
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