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National Cancer Policy Board (U.S.)

Childhood cancer survivorship : improving care and quality of life / National Cancer Policy Board ; Susan L. Weiner, Joseph V. Simone, and Maria Hewitt, editors ; Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 0-309-08898-4 (pbk.) — ISBN 0-309-50581-X (PDF)

1. Tumors in children—Complications. 2. Tumors in children—Patients—Services for. 3. Tumors in children—Government policy—United States.

[DNLM: 1. Neoplasms—Child. 2. Survivors. 3. Follow-Up Studies. 4. Health Policy. 5. Needs Assessment. QZ 275 N277c 2003] I. Weiner, Susan Lipschitz, 1942- II. Simone, Joseph V. III. Hewitt, Maria Elizabeth. IV. Title.

RC281.C4N367 2003

362.1’9892994—dc21

2003008030

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