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Childhood Cancer Statistics
Current statistics for childhood cancer survival and incidence are listed by several organizations and in journal articles.
ACCO American Childhood Cancer Organization
NCI April 2010: Outcomes for Children and Adolescents With Cancer: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Apr 19. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract. SEER9 results. "Childhood cancer incidence rates increased significantly from 1975 through 2006, with increasing rates for acute lymphoblastic leukemia being most notable. Childhood cancer mortality rates declined by more than 50% between 1975 and 2006."
Statistics on Childhood Cancer from NCI - "Cancer Incidence and Survival among Children and Adolescents: United States SEER Program 1975-1995".
NCI web site: Finding Cancer Statistics
Article: Childhood cancer survival: a report from the United Kingdom Childhood Cancer Study. Johnston WT, Lightfoot TJ, Simpson J, Roman E., Cancer Epidemiol. 2010 Dec;34(6):659-66. Abstract.
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