Determinants of Treatment Abandonment in Childhood Cancer: Results from a Global Survey

@inproceedings{Friedrich2016DeterminantsOT,
  title={Determinants of Treatment Abandonment in Childhood Cancer: Results from a Global Survey},
  author={Paola Friedrich and Catherine G Lam and Geetinder Kaur and Elena Itriago and Raul C. Ribeiro and Ramandeep Singh Arora},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Understanding and addressing treatment abandonment (TxA) is crucial for bridging the pediatric cancer survival gap between high-income (HIC) and low-and middle-income countries (LMC). In childhood cancer, TxA is defined as failure to start or complete curative cancer therapy and known to be a complex phenomenon. With rising interest on causes and consequences of TxA in LMC, this study aimed to establish the lay-of-the-land regarding determinants of TxA globally, perform and promote… CONTINUE READING

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