TOP > Research Activities > Database of Research Achievements

Database of Research Achievements

Search Keyword
ex) Medical Sciences
Recent progress in treatment of childhood leukemia
Cancer is the second most frequent cause of death in children. Leukemia accounts for nearly 40% of all childhood cancers. Prof. Akinobu Matsuzaki has investigated the treatment outcome of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). During the past two decades, the long-term survival rates of ALL have improved from 67% to 86%, according to an increase in treatment intensity. The aims of treatment have thus shifted from palliation to cure. However, leukemia therapy during childhood may result in long-lasting functional deficits of some organs later in life. Treatment should be designed to produce maximum cure rates and minimum late adverse effects in survivors.

Back to Top