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Childhood cancer survival: a report from the United Kingdom Childhood Cancer Study

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JournalCancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention
DatePublished - Dec 2010
Issue number6
Volume34
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)659-666
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Improvements in diagnostic approaches and refinements to treatment protocols have resulted in 5-year survival levels above 70% for children diagnosed with cancer in economically developed parts of the world. For some cancers, including leukaemia and tumours of the central nervous system, age and sex have been identified as important prognostic indicators.

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