Gains in childhood cancer survival slow

02/19/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Although the five-year survival rate of children with cancer increased from 30% in the 1960s to 80% in the 2000s, improvement has leveled off, physicians wrote in Lancet Oncology. The report's authors say the approach to research and regulation must be modernized to address the issue. Just 15 childhood cancer drugs have been allowed for use in children since 1998.

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