1. More than 70% of childhood cancer survivors develop hypertension by age 50 years

    Todd M. Gibson Childhood cancer survivors appeared more likely to develop hypertension during adulthood than the general population, according to study results. Todd M. Gibson, PhD, assistant member of the department of epidemiology and cancer control at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and colleagues studied 3,016 adults who had survived childhood cancer for at least 10 years. Investigators assessed the prevalence of hypertension among survivors compared with the general U.S. population.

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