New policies to address the global burden of childhood cancers

Richard Sullivan, Jerzy R. Kowalczyk, Bharat Agarwal, Ruth Ladenstein, Edel Fitzgerald, Ronald Barr, Eva Steliarova-Foucher, Ian Magrath, Scott Howard, Mariana Kruger, Maria Grazia Valsecchi, Andrea Biondi, Paul Grundy, Malcolm A. Smith, Peter Adamson, Gilles Vassal, Kathy Pritchard-Jones

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Childhood cancer is a major global health issue. Every year, almost 100 000 children die from cancer before the age of 15 years, more than 90% of them in resource-limited countries. Here, we review the key policy issues for the delivery of better care, research, and education of professionals and patients. We present a key list of time-limited proposals focusing on change to health systems and research and development. These include sector and system reforms to make care affordable to all, policies to promote growth of civil society around both cancer and Millennium Development Goals, major improvements to public health services (particularly the introduction of national cancer plans), improved career development, and increased remuneration of specialist health-care workers and government support for childhood cancer registries. Research and development proposals focus on sustainable funding, the establishment of more research networks, and clinical research specifically targeted at the needs of low-income and middle-income countries. Finally, we present proposals to address the need for clinical trial innovation, the complex dichotomy of regulations, and the threats to the availability of data for childhood cancers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalThe Lancet Oncology
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

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Neoplasms
Research
Remuneration
United States Public Health Service
Patient Education
Registries
Research Design
Clinical Trials
Delivery of Health Care
Health
Growth
Global Health

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Sullivan, R., Kowalczyk, J. R., Agarwal, B., Ladenstein, R., Fitzgerald, E., Barr, R., ... Pritchard-Jones, K. (2013). New policies to address the global burden of childhood cancers. The Lancet Oncology, 14(3). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(13)70007-X

New policies to address the global burden of childhood cancers. / Sullivan, Richard; Kowalczyk, Jerzy R.; Agarwal, Bharat; Ladenstein, Ruth; Fitzgerald, Edel; Barr, Ronald; Steliarova-Foucher, Eva; Magrath, Ian; Howard, Scott; Kruger, Mariana; Valsecchi, Maria Grazia; Biondi, Andrea; Grundy, Paul; Smith, Malcolm A.; Adamson, Peter; Vassal, Gilles; Pritchard-Jones, Kathy.

In: The Lancet Oncology, Vol. 14, No. 3, 01.03.2013.

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Sullivan, R, Kowalczyk, JR, Agarwal, B, Ladenstein, R, Fitzgerald, E, Barr, R, Steliarova-Foucher, E, Magrath, I, Howard, S, Kruger, M, Valsecchi, MG, Biondi, A, Grundy, P, Smith, MA, Adamson, P, Vassal, G & Pritchard-Jones, K 2013, 'New policies to address the global burden of childhood cancers', The Lancet Oncology, vol. 14, no. 3. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(13)70007-X
Sullivan R, Kowalczyk JR, Agarwal B, Ladenstein R, Fitzgerald E, Barr R et al. New policies to address the global burden of childhood cancers. The Lancet Oncology. 2013 Mar 1;14(3). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(13)70007-X
Sullivan, Richard ; Kowalczyk, Jerzy R. ; Agarwal, Bharat ; Ladenstein, Ruth ; Fitzgerald, Edel ; Barr, Ronald ; Steliarova-Foucher, Eva ; Magrath, Ian ; Howard, Scott ; Kruger, Mariana ; Valsecchi, Maria Grazia ; Biondi, Andrea ; Grundy, Paul ; Smith, Malcolm A. ; Adamson, Peter ; Vassal, Gilles ; Pritchard-Jones, Kathy. / New policies to address the global burden of childhood cancers. In: The Lancet Oncology. 2013 ; Vol. 14, No. 3.
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