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Childhood cancers

Childhood cancers in New Zealand

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One in every 285 children in NZ will develop cancer.

Every week in New Zealand, 3 children are diagnosed with cancer.  At any one time around 320 children are receiving treatment in some form. Most children (over 80%) successfully come through cancer treatment. Unfortunately many may then endure significant long-term side effects from the treatment itself.

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Cancer detection and many of the treatments are grueling experiences for adults and more so for children.  In collaboration with Healthier Lives and REACH - Child Cancer, CTCR have been able to extend our circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) research to include child cancers.

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