Paediatric cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published by

Annette Gerritsen

Published on

2 August 2017

A new peer-reviewed open access monograph which gives unique insight into paediatric cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa has just been published in ecancer.

The study has been authored by Cristina Stefan, Freddie Bray, Jacques Ferlay, D Maxwell Parkin and Biying Liu and gives researchers and policymakers a critical new understanding of the impact of paediatric cancer across this region.

On the African continent, only South Africa operates a childhood cancer registry on the national level. This new monograph brings together data from 16 of the smaller localised registers, collecting this scattered knowledge for the first time and presenting it in an accessible format.

An accompanying editorial which sums up the findings and explains their impact has also been published.

 

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