Changes to This Summary (08/12/2014)
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Revised text to state that between 1975 and 2010, childhood cancer mortality decreased by more than 50% (cited Smith et al. as reference 1).
Revised text to state that the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS) estimates that approximately 4,300 U.S. children are diagnosed each year (cited Ostrom et al. as reference 2).
Added Armstrong as reference 7.
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