Published in Cancer Weekly, July 11th, 2006
"In Chile, survival estimates for pediatric patients with cancer are comparable to those in the United States and Western Europe. Approximately 80% of these patients, are treated at government-supported centers, and an estimated 65% are cured," investigators in the United States report.
According to J. Palma and colleagues at Luis Calvo Mackenna Hospital in Santiago, "We reasoned that cure rates could be further improved if transplantation with hematopoietic stem cells were available for patients with chemotherapy-resistant malignancy.
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