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S Lalchandani

Incidence of Childhood Cancer in Trinidad and Tobago

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465–8
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The incidence of childhood cancer in Trinidad and Tobago is lower than that reported in developed countries. There are some unique findings with the incidence of nephroblastoma and the relatively high incidence of leukaemia in three counties.

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Background: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago is in the process of developing a comprehensive National Oncology Programme. Regarding Paediatric Oncology, it is necessary to characterize this population to adequately direct its development. This report describes the incidence of childhood cancer in Trinidad and Tobago.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013
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