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Global Childhood Cancer | Pediatric Blood & Cancer | Volume 61, Issue 3, pp. 572-576

“A truly global effort to close the childhood cancer divide requires systemic solutions. Economic forces and health system realities are embedded deeply in the foundation of disparities in global childhood cancer outcomes. A nuanced and contextual understanding of these forces is essential to progress in childhood cancer survival in low- and middle-income countries.”

Abstract

Globally, the number of new cases of childhood cancer continues to rise, with a widening gulf inĀ outcomes across countries, despite the availability of effective cure options for many pediatric cancers. Economic forces and health system realities are deeply embedded in the foundation of disparities in global childhood cancer outcomes. A truly global effort to close the childhood cancerĀ divide therefore requires systemic solutions. Analysis of the economic and health system dimensions of childhood cancer outcomes is essential to progress in childhood cancer survival around the globe. The conceptual power of this approach is significant. It provides insight into how and where pediatric oncology entwines with broader political and economic conditions, and highlights the mutual benefit derived from systems-oriented solutions.