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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

Incidence of Childhood Cancer in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, 1983–2002

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.009
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575–81
Synopsis: 
The rankings of the commonest childhood malignancies in Jamaica (leukaemia, brain and spinal neoplasms and lymphomas) have shown few changes since the last review. However, there are unexplained differences in frequency and gender distribution of some tumours.
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Objectives: There have been several modifications to the classification of childhood cancers since the first report (1968–1981) specific to the Jamaican paediatric population was published in 1988. This paper reports on paediatric cancer incidence in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, for the 20-year period 1983–2002 based on these modifications.
 
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28 May, 2012
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

The Outcome of Febrile Neutropenic Episodes in Paediatric Oncology at the Wendy Fitzwilliam Paediatric Hospital

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Pages: 
153–7
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This study aimed to determine the outcome of the febrile neutropenic episodes in the paediatric oncology population at one centre in Trinidad. A positive treatment outcome was achieved in 91% of the episodes.

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Objective: To evaluate the incidence, presentation, treatment and outcome of febrile neutropenic episodes of patients treated at the Wendy Fitzwilliam Paediatric Hospital (WFPH) in Trinidad and Tobago.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013
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