Kinderkanker internationaal in de spotlight

A cancer diagnosis that forecasts a premature end to a patient’s life is often described as unfair. When that patient is a child who has not yet fully experienced life, the diagnosis is not just unfair—it is tragic. The good news is that the cure rate for pediatric cancer in high-income countries is greater than 80%. But global statistics are more sobering: In low- and middle-income countries, the average cure rate is less than 30%.

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