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Childhood cancer can be beaten; research leading to more personalized treatments

No one wants to hear he has cancer. For parents, it’s even more devastating watching their child suffer. But childhood cancer can be beaten and many children go on to live happy and productive lives. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1,310 Canadian children between birth and 19 years develop cancer annually, with 82% of them surviving at least five years after diagnosis. The most common types of cancer in children are leukemia, cancers of the central nervous system and lymphoma.

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