Childhood Cancer Survivors At Increased Risk Of Sarcoma

Tue, 27 Feb 2007 04:00 AM EST

... Survivors of childhood cancers have a ninefold increased risk of developing a secondary sarcoma - a cancer of connective or supportive tissue such as bone, fat, or muscle - compared with the general population, according to a study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.Treatments for childhood cancer have resulted in a current overall cure rate of over 70 percent. [click link for full article] ...