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Revista Colombiana de Cancerología

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VIZCAINO, Martha  and  PARTICIPANTES GPC LINFOMAS EN NINOS, NINAS Y ADOLESCENTES - ALIANZA CINETS et al. Guía de atención integral para la detección oportuna, diagnóstico, tratamiento y seguimiento de leucemia linfoide aguda en niños, niñas y adolescentes. rev.colomb.cancerol. [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.1, pp.37-39. ISSN 0123-9015.

Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (ALL) is the most common cancer in children. Globally, it is estimated that nearly 30% correspond to the total of malignant tumours in children, and 75% of them are ALL. There is no national cancer registry in Colombia that would allow us to precisely assess the burden of the disease for this condition; however, calculations have shown that there are 2,080 new paediatric cancer cases every year, and of those 500 correspond to ALL. With the goal of reducing mortality and improving the chances for a diagnosis and treatment of children affected by this condition, the present clinical practice guide (CPG) was developed after a work of months carried out by an organised and motivated group of physicians specialised in the field (epidemiologists and economists, among others), who formulated recommendations for the different stages: prevention, suspicion, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of children and teens diagnosed with ALL.

Keywords : Clinical practice guideline; Quality assurance; Health care; Acute lymphoid leukemialeukaemia; Children; PediatricPaediatric; Colombia.

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