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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 126-130

Childhood cancers: Challenges and strategies for management in developing countries

1 Department of Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria
2 Department of Paediatric, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria
3 Department of Community Health, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria

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Lohfa B Chirdan
Department of Surgery, Paediatric Surgery Unit, Jos University Teaching Hospital, PMB 2076, Jos
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.54783

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The developing countries bear the greatest burden of childhood cancers as over 90% of the world's children live in these countries. Childhood cancer in most instances is curable, but many children die from cancer because most children live in developing countries without access to adequate treatment due to high cost of treatment and poor organization in these countries. Initiatives to increase cancer care in developing countries would therefore include establishment of standard cancer care centres, manpower training, establishment of standardized management protocols, procurements of standard drugs and collaboration with international organizations.

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