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Upswing in childhood lymphomas

Siegel DA et al. ASPHO 2018, Abstract 605.

Key clinical point: Pediatric cancer incidence in the United States has increased significantly in recent decades.

Major finding: From 2001 to 2014, there were 196,200 incident cases of pediatric cancer for an overall cancer incidence rate of 173 per 1 million.

Study details: A review of data from the United States Cancer Statistics for children under age 20.

Disclosures: The CDC supported the study. Dr. Siegel and his coauthors are CDC employees. They reported having no conflicts of interest.

Source: Siegel DA et al. ASPHO 2018, Abstract 605.

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Siegel DA et al. ASPHO 2018, Abstract 605.

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Upswing in childhood lymphomas, Siegel DA et al. ASPHO 2018, Abstract 605.