Five-year survival is generally 10 to 20% lower in Eastern Europe, a disparity that
becomes even larger for cancers which already have poor outcomes .
There are already standards of care for paediatric oncology treatment centres ,
but these are not applied equally across Europe .
Teenagers and Young Adults (TYA) aged 15 to 24 years have very specific needs
which are not equally addressed across Europe and there are still differences in their 5
years survival when compared to younger children with the same malignancy.
Unequal access to standard care and research across Europe
Figure 4: 5-year survival for acute lymphoid leukaemia diagnosed in 2000-2007 in European children by country
Includes data for 15 860 cases. Data adjusted by age, sex, and period of diagnosis. *Country-weighted .
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