According to UN experts, country of origin is the best predictor of outcome of pediatric cancer patients

February 22, 2019

On February 15, International Childhood Cancer Day, the International Agency for Research on Cancer delivered a statement asserting that improved data could help improve cancer treatments around the world. UN experts stated that “the scale of the issue must be determined as, in low income areas, survival rates are only one-fourth of those in more developed areas.”

According to these UN members, this imbalance is due primarily to unawareness and insufficient medical facilities and infrastructure within these nations. Consequently this has led experts to believe that country of origin is likely the number one predictor for the outcome of a child undergoing cancer treatment. In a statement released by the World Health Organization (WHO), appropriate and up-to-date medical treatment could significantly improve cancer outcomes.

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