26 March 2019 – Guardian
Research reveals that 80% of children diagnosed with the disease in high-income states will live for more than five years, yet fewer than 30% of young people with cancer in low- and middle-income nations have the same chance of survival.
Every year, 429,000 children and adolescents are expected to develop cancer. The vast majority of those – 384,000 – are from developing countries, according to a paediatric cancer study published in Science magazine.
The research suggests that simple interventions such as providing free meals and temporary housing could help improve global survival rates.