Pediatric cancer: environmental and genetic aspects.


One in 600 children 0-16 years of age develop cancer, and 60% to 70% of them are cured. Projection of the data indicates that by the turn of the century, 1 of every 900 individuals between the ages of 16 and 44 years will be a cancer survivor. In the adult population, carcinogens and irradiation play a major role in oncogenesis. In the pediatric population… (More)