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January 10, 2015

Childhood cancer has a major impact on families and the broader community. Although it is relatively rare compared with cancer in adults, childhood cancer remains the leading cause of disease-related death in children aged 1 to 15 years.

Childhood cancer has a major impact on families and the broader community.

Although it is relatively rare compared with cancer in adults, childhood cancer remains the leading cause of disease-related death in children aged 1 to 15 years. In fact, based on US data, the number of years of life lost through childhood cancer is about the same as for breast cancer.

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