Pediatric leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. There are about 3,000 new cases in the United States every year, typically in children between the ages of four and six.
With treatment, about three-quarters of affected children are able to beat the disease.
But for those with what’s known as “high risk” leukemia, the odds of survival are much worse.
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Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 5:27 pm
A new study out of Washington University has found that the 2-1-1 phone information system could be an effective tool to fight cancer in low-income and minority communities.
Across the U.S., people can call 2-1-1 to get help with housing, food, and other social service needs.
Supporters of a ballot initiative to raise Missouri’s cigarette tax turned in signatures today.
More than half of cancer cases in the United States could be prevented.