Can­cer Aus­tralia re­leases new di­ag­nos­tic data

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - Regulatory News -

For the first time, na­tional data on child­hood can­cer stage at di­ag­no­sis has been re­leased, show­ing that a high pro­por­tion of the most com­mon child­hood can­cers are di­ag­nosed at a lim­ited stage, be­fore they have spread to other parts of the body.

The new data pub­lished by Can­cer Aus­tralia cov­ers the 16 most com­mon child­hood can­cers, which rep­re­sent ap­prox­i­mately three-quar­ters of all child­hood can­cers di­ag­nosed in Aus­tralia.

The re­lease of the data on child­hood can­cer stage at di­ag­no­sis is the re­sult of a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Can­cer Aus­tralia and the Aus­tralian Child­hood Can­cer Reg­istry at Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land, with in­volve­ment of all states and ter­ri­to­ries, and was sup­ported as part of the Aus­tralian Govern­ment’s in­vest­ing in Med­i­cal Re­search – Fight­ing Child­hood Can­cer ini­tia­tive.

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