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Global cancer survival up, but progress uneven: study

PARIS: Cancer survival is increasing across the world but large gaps endure between nations, while some cancers remain hard to treat everywhere, according to a major review released Wednesday. The progress, and the gap, are especially large for childhood cancers, according to the CONCORD-3 study covering 71 nations and 18 types of cancer, published in the medical journal The Lancet. For children with brain tumours, for example, five-year survival has improved across the board from 54 percent for the period 2000-2004,…