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Child survivors

In the 1960s less than 40% of children who had cancer would survive more than five years after diagnosis.

Today more than 80% of them live beyond five years.

That’s the conclusion of a a data analysis of more than 34,000 5-year survivors of childhood cancers, in research presented at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting.

Today, one in every 750 US citizens is a survivor of childhood cancer.

 

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