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Adherence to oral 6-mercaptopurine in African American and Asian children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a Children's Oncology Group study

  1. Smita Bhatia1,*,
  2. Wendy Landier1,
  3. Lindsey Hageman1,
  4. Heeyoung Kim1,
  5. Yanjun Chen1,
  6. Kristine R. Crews2,
  7. William E. Evans2,
  8. Bruce Bostrom3,
  9. Jacqueline Casillas4,
  10. David S. Dickens5,
  11. Kelly W. Maloney6,
  12. Joseph P. Neglia7,
  13. Yaddanapudi Ravindranath8,
  14. A. Kim Ritchey9,
  15. F. Lennie Wong1, and
  16. Mary V. Relling2
  1. 1 City of Hope, Duarte, CA, United States;
  2. 2 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, United States;
  3. 3 Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States;
  4. 4 David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States;
  5. 5 Helen DeVos Children's Hospital at Spectrum Health/Spectrum Health at Butterworth Campus, Grand Rapids, MI, United States;
  6. 6 University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, United States;
  7. 7 University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, United States;
  8. 8 Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, United States;
  9. 9 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
  1. * Corresponding author; email: sbhatia{at}

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