More research needed to prevent childhood cancer deaths

AUSTRALIAN childhood cancer deaths have dropped sharply, but experts say more research is needed to save young lives.

The figures were released yesterday at the Australian and New Zealand Children's Haematology/Oncology Group's annual meeting.

Cancer Council Queensland head of research Professor Joanne Aitken said childhood cancer death rates dropped about 3% per year between 1998 and 2013, driven by improvements in survival of leukemia patients.

"However, we are still in need of survival improvements - there was little or no survival change for several types of childhood cancer over recent years," she said.



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