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Epidemiology of childhood cancer 

Epidemiology of childhood cancer
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Epidemiology of childhood cancer
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10.1093/med/9780199299676.003.01
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date: 21 October 2019

What is epidemiology? 4

Uncertainty in epidemiology 6

Who gets childhood cancer? 8

What happens to children with cancer? 12

Definitions 17

Epidemiology is the study of the occurrence and outcome of disease at the population level. This may not sound too exciting, but epidemiology is the tool that provides (or attempts to provide) the answers to the most important and urgent questions that families and doctors ask when a child is diagnosed with cancer: ...

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