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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention$
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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Cancers in Children

Cancers in Children

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(p.1251) 65 Cancers in Children
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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
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JULIE A. ROSS

LOGAN G. SPECTOR

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0065

Nearly 12,400 children and adolescents under the age of twenty years will be newly diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. This means that a newborn has an approximately 1 in 315 chance of developing cancer in the first two decades of life. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of cancer in children. Topics covered include overall incidence, mortality and morbidity, acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia, brain/central nervous system cancers, lymphomas, sympathetic nervous system tumors, soft tissue sarcoma, renal cancers, bone tumors, germ cell tumors, retinoblastoma, and hepatic tumors.

Keywords:   cancer risk, cancer epidemiology, cancer prevention, children, tumors, sarcoma

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