Syndey: Brazil and Malawi have shown the way to low-cost childhood cancer treatment in developing countries."Our findings mean it is time to re-evaluate global health policy," said Alexandra Martiniuk from the University of Sydney School of Public Health and The George Institute, who co-authored the study.Worldwide, an estimated 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year, approximately 90 percent of them living in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC), the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood reports.In Australia, America and other high-income countries, about 90 percent of children with commonest types of cancer survive long term. But in poorer countries, the survival rates drop to between five and 40 percent, according to a Sydney statement.
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