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More children surviving cancer

18th July 2012

New data has indicated that more children are surviving cancer in Britain than ever before.

And research published in the Annals of Oncology suggests increasing participation in clinical trials since 1977, when the UK Children’s Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG) was set up, has helped. Between 1978 and 2005, two-thirds of children diagnosed with cancer in Britain had a cancer type for which there was an open national or international clinical trial. In 2005, 79% of children diagnosed with cancer survived for five years, compared to only 28% in 1966-70.

 

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