[Acute lymphatic leukemia in Swedish children 1968-2001. The marked improvement of the survival can be ascribed to successful treatment].
ABSTRACT This is a survey of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in Swedish children from 1968 to 2001. The survival has increased from a few per cent to more than 80 per cent of children with ALL in these national complete patient materials. Changes in diagnosis and treatment are discussed as well as the importance of supportive care. The favorable results can almost certainly be ascribed to continuous cooperation between the Swedish pediatric departments, the Swedish Child Leukemia Group and international working groups.