n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Childhood cancer : guest editorial
|Article Title||Childhood cancer : guest editorial|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Jul 2010|
|Keyword(s)||Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital|
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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