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National data on stage at diagnosis and survival for childhood cancers released

Cancer Australia has released updated national data on childhood (paediatric) cancer stage at diagnosis and survival for the period of 2006-2014, using more detailed staging systems intended for well-resourced cancer registries. These data cover sixteen major cancer types, which represent approximately three-quarters of all childhood cancers diagnosed in Australia and other high-income countries.

The release of these data on stage at diagnosis for childhood cancers marks a significant advance in the reporting of national cancer data. 

These data, collected through collaboration between Cancer Australia and the Cancer Council Queensland and with involvement of all states and territories and major paediatric hospitals, can be viewed by tumour type, and provides information on stage distribution as well as 5-year survival by stage at diagnosis.

Cancer Australia’s National Cancer Control Indicators  website.