Home » Survivors of childhood cancer thrive in Pediatric Long-Term Survivor Program
March 2004 – Baylor College of Medicine
Most children diagnosed with cancer today are cured and have an excellent quality of life, said an expert in treating survivors of childhood cancer at Texas Children’s Cancer Center.
“Many people still think of cancer as a death notice,” said ZoAnn Dreyer, M.D., an associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. “But for the majority of kids, this is not true.”
Dreyer directs the Long-Term Survivors Program at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, where more than 700 survivors are followed. The oldest patients in the program are about 40 years old.