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Survival from childhood cancer in Kampala, Uganda
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  • Biying Liu,
  • Danny Youlden,
  • Henry Wabinga,
  • Sarah Nambooze,
  • Phoebe Mary Amulen,
  • Joanne Aitken,
  • Donald Maxwell Parkin
Biying Liu
African Cancer Registry Network
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Danny Youlden
Cancer Council Queensland
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Henry Wabinga
Makerere University College of Health Sciences
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Sarah Nambooze
Makerere University College of Health Sciences
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Phoebe Mary Amulen
Makerere University College of Health Sciences
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Joanne Aitken
Cancer Council Queensland
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Donald Maxwell Parkin
University of Oxford
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Abstract

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.

Peer review status:Published

13 Oct 2020Submitted to Pediatric Blood & Cancer
13 Oct 2020Submission Checks Completed
13 Oct 2020Assigned to Editor
15 Oct 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
26 Oct 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
30 Oct 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
05 Nov 20201st Revision Received
05 Nov 2020Assigned to Editor
05 Nov 2020Submission Checks Completed
08 Nov 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
15 Nov 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
17 Nov 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
24 Nov 20202nd Revision Received
24 Nov 2020Submission Checks Completed
24 Nov 2020Assigned to Editor
26 Nov 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
14 Dec 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
14 Dec 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
31 Dec 2020Published in Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 10.1002/pbc.28876