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Unusual Cancers of Childhood Treatment (PDQ®)

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Last Modified: 04/03/2014

Changes to This Summary (04/03/2014)

The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.

Thoracic Cancers

Added text to state that a review of 73 cases of anterior mediastinal tumors using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Registry of the National Cancer Institute identified thymic epithelial tumors as having the worst survival rate at 10 years from diagnosis; better survival rates occurred in patients with lymphomas and germ cell tumors (cited Allan et al. as reference 70).

Abdominal Cancers

The Colorectal Carcinoma subsection was reformatted and extensively revised.

Genital/Urinary Tumors

Added Pressey et al. as reference 49.

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