Population-based data on survival from childhood cancers in sub-Saharan
Africa is sparse. We report data for nine childhood cancers in the
population of Kampala Uganda. Survival for eight out of nine cancers was
below the WHO’s global target of 60% (the exception was Hodgkin
lymphoma (86% at 3 years)). There was significant (p<0.05)
decline in survival between 1 and 3 years for Wilms tumour and Kaposi
sarcoma (30% and 34% at 3-years respectively). Survival from Burkitt
lymphoma, Wilms tumour and Kaposi sarcoma has not changed since 2005.