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Childhood Cancer in Britain: Incidence, survival, mortality

Charles Stiller

Abstract

Cancer is diagnosed in about 140 per million children in Britain each year. There is a 1 in 500 chance that a child will be affected in the first 15 years of life, the most frequently occurring types of cancer being leukaemia and brain tumours. This book covers the descriptive epidemiology of childhood cancer in Britain through a series of analyses based on data from the National Registry of Childhood Tumours, the largest population-based specialist children's cancer registry in the world. The central four chapters are devoted to detailed analyses of the data. Throughout these chapters, the di ... More

Keywords: childhood cancer, leukaemia, brain tumours, incidence, survival, mortality, cancer registry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780198520702
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520702.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Stiller, editor
Senior Research Fellow, Childhood Cancer Research Group, University of Oxford, UK

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