The problem of cancer in children

Marta Podda, Veronica Biassoni, Cristina Meazza, Elisabetta Schiavello Serena Catania, Maura Massimino

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Forty percent of pediatric neoplasms develop by 4 years of age, with a slight prevalence in males, the male-female ratio being 1:1.2. In industrialized countries, the cancer incidence in children is approximately 130-140 new cases per million children a year, meaning that in Italy, for instance, there are about 1350 new pediatric cases of cancer every year. Taking all the malignant histotypes into account, recent data indicate that 70 % of patients are now still alive 5 years after their diagnosis [88].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Nuclear Medicine in Pediatrics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages54
ISBN (Print)9783319213712, 9783319213705
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Podda, M., Biassoni, V., Meazza, C., Catania, E. S. S., & Massimino, M. (2015). The problem of cancer in children. In Clinical Nuclear Medicine in Pediatrics (pp. 185-238). Springer International Publishing.