Here, we review the barriers to adherence, including those unique to childhood cancer survivors, and the rationale for distribution of a survivorship care plan. We also discuss advantages and potential limitations of delivering survivorship care plans via web-based platforms, and describe the unique features of one of these platforms, Passport for Care.
David G. Poplack, MD
This review will cover the key elements of modern acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment regimens, focusing primarily on front-line treatment and concluding with a brief discussion of the management of relapsed disease.
Improvement in pediatric acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) over the past 30 years has been only modest. Although rates of complete remission induction have climbed steadily to 85% or 90%, cure rates remain in the 50% to 60% range. These figures may inspire envy from medical oncologists treating adults with AML, but they lag far behind the successes in treating pediatric acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL).