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Nursing considerations for clofarabine in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children.

Author(s): McDonald LR, McCarthy CH

Affiliation(s): University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA. lrmcdona@mdanderson.org

Publication date & source: 2006-12, Clin J Oncol Nurs., 10(6):809-15.

Publication type: Review

Each year, almost 3500 children are diagnosed with leukemia, representing approximately 30% of pediatric cancer cases. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common form of pediatric leukemia, accounting for approximately 80% of cases. A significant number of children fail to respond to existing chemotherapies or are unable to maintain remission. Their prognosis is poor, with little hope for long-term survival.

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