There have been several treatment strategies developed since the 1970’s, with new resources added over the years. Implementation of the protocol used currently in Cuba began in 2009, and has led to this promising level of success, the doctor explained.
Treatment is offered in seven Cuban institutions - two in Havana, along with others in Pinar del Río, Villa Clara, Camagüey, Holguín and Santiago de Cuba.
There are approximately 70 new cases of leukemia diagnosed every year in Cuba, 75% are lymphoblastic, and can often be cured, allowing children to lead normal, productive lives, Dr. Sergio Machín said. (AIN)