Childhood cancer in Africa
Version of Record online: 8 NOV 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Volume 61, Issue 4, pages 587–592, April 2014
How to Cite
Kruger, M., Hendricks, M., Davidson, A., Stefan, C. D., van Eyssen, A. L., Uys, R., van Zyl, A. and Hesseling, P. (2014), Childhood cancer in Africa. Pediatr. Blood Cancer, 61: 587–592. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24845
- Issue online: 6 FEB 2014
- Version of Record online: 8 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Received: 4 SEP 2013
The majority of children with cancer live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with little or no access to cancer treatment. The purpose of the paper is to describe the current status of childhood cancer treatment in Africa, as documented in publications, dedicated websites and information collected through surveys. Successful twinning programmes, like those in Malawi and Cameroon, as well as the collaborative clinical trial approach of the Franco-African Childhood Cancer Group (GFAOP), provide good models for childhood cancer treatment. The overview will hopefully influence health-care policies to facilitate access to cancer care for all children in Africa. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2014;61:587–592. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.