Canadian cancer statistics at a glance: cancer in children

Ellison, Larry F.; De, Prithwish; Mery, Leslie S.; Grundy, Paul E.
February 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/17/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 4, p422
Academic Journal
The article focuses on cancer diagnosis in children in Canada. It states that childhood cancers occur due to genetic abnormalities and diseases including neurofibromatosis and Down syndrome. It tells that cancer in children is caused by chemotherapeutic agents and radiotherapy exposure, and that cancer prevention is limited due to lack of screening tests. It also notes the establishment of the International Classification of Childhood Cancers in order to reflect the differences between childhood cancers and adult cancers.


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