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100 000 children die needlessly from cancer every year

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7437.422-b (Published 19 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:422
  1. Vittal Katikireddi
  1. BMJ

    Children throughout the developing world lack access to even the most basic cancer treatment and pain relief, leading to the needless deaths of 100 000 children every year, say two leading cancer organisations.


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    Cancer groups are asking the UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, for support

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    The organisations say that cooperation is needed between the World Health Organization, the World Trade Organisation, and the pharmaceutical industry so that the price of anticancer drugs can be reduced.

    Cancer Research UK, which funds the …

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