Educational achievements of survivors of childhood cancer

Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 1990;7(4):339-45. doi: 10.3109/08880019009033411.


The educational achievement of 37 long-term survivors of childhood cancer were matched with the sibling closest in age. Analysis of the sibling pairs revealed no significant difference in educational achievement between the study group and controls. A subset, who were treated with cranial prophylaxis, also showed no difference, but their numbers were small.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Cranial Irradiation / adverse effects
  • Educational Status*
  • England
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hodgkin Disease / psychology
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / psychology
  • Neoplasms / psychology*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires