Incidence of childhood cancer in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic

We did not observe a statistically significant change in the ASIRs of childhood cancer during the first 9 months of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada compared with the period before the pandemic. Moreover, enrolment in clinical trials remained stable, and we did not observe an increase in the proportion of patients with metastatic disease or early mortality. Although these results are reassuring, continued surveillance is necessary to ascertain potential long-term negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic among children with cancer.

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Hope for children with brain cancer

Brain cancer is the most common type of solid cancer in children, and can be notoriously difficult to target with interventions such as chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery. But the work of Brain Canada-funded researchers is shedding new light into our ability to treat this pernicious childhood illness.

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New resources

The Cancer Answer Kid (Sophia): a book about pediatric cancer

Dawson, Michael

États-Unis, 2015

La cabane du bonheur

Welsh, Clare Helen et Asa Gilland

France, 2020

Journal de l’après: Survivre à la mort de son enfant

Denis, Anne

Belgique, 2021

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