Treating Childhood Cancers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Authors: Sumit Gupta, Scott Howard, Stephen Hunger, Federico Antillon, Monika Metzger, Trijn Israels, M'hamed Harif, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo
Of the 175,000 children who develop cancer annually, more than 150,000 live in low- and middle-income-countries (LMICs). Most of these children will not be treated at all, and will die as the result of their disease. If treated, most children would be cured and live for decades, as they do in high-income countries (HICs). This chapter discusses the rationale for and principles of LMIC childhood cancer treatments, as well as the platforms through which such treatment can feasibly be delivered.