Cancer in children -- Diagnosis -- South Africa

Kruger, Mariana (2010-07)

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Article

Childhood cancer is rare and comprises only 1% of all cancers. It usually develops from non-ectodermal embryonal tissue. Major improvement in cancer treatment and supportive care in the last 50 years has changed a fatal childhood disease to achieve a cure rate of more than 75% in First World countries, which is due to well-designed clinical trials, international collaboration in these trials, improving diagnostic tools and improved supportive care to overcome the toxicities of treatment.

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