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Access to clinical trials drives dramatic increases in survival from childhood cancer

18 July 2012

More children are surviving cancer in Britain than ever before according to new research published in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology. The improvement in survival has been driven by the increasing numbers taking part in clinical trials since 1977 when the UK Children’s Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG) [2] was established.

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The full paper, Population survival from childhood cancer in Britain during 1978-2005 by eras of entry to clinical trials”, by CA Stiller, ME Kroll, K Pritchard-Jones, can be read here

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The Telegraph