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Cancer in Indigenous Australian Children



This study investigated the national patterns of incidence and death rates for cancers among Indigenous children with the aim of understanding and reducing the risk and impact of cancer in Indigenous youth.

The Menzies School of Health Research has worked in partnership with the Australian Paediatric Cancer Register (APCR) to conduct the study. The APCR is Australia's only national registry of childhood cancer, and is one of the few such registries in the world. The registry collects information on the incidence, stage, treatment and survival of all children diagnosed with cancer in Australia. No other registry in Australia collects information on the stage of disease and treatment of children with cancer.

Abstracted adapted from Menzies School of Health Research


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Related publications

Valery PC, Youlden DR, Baade PD, Ward LJ, Green AC, Aitken JF (2013)

Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australian children, 1997–2008.

Pediatric Blood & Cancer; 60(1): 156–158

Valery PC, Youlden DR, Baade PD, Ward LJ, Green AC, Aitken JF (2013)

Cancer survival in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian children: what is the difference?.

Cancer Causes & Control; 24(12): 2099-2106

Youlden DR, Baade PD, Valery PC, Hassall TE, Ward LJ, Green AC, Aitken JF (2012)

Area-based differentials in childhood cancer incidence in Australia, 1996–2006.

Pediatric Blood & Cancer; 58(3): 390–394


Last updated: 15 March 2017
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