die of cancer in France, i.e. 20 school classes. This figure has hardly declined for 20 years . Over the past decades, only pediatric cancers responding to “adult treatments” have seen their chances of recovery improve.
of children by disease. Leukemias, brain tumors and sarcomas clearly predominate.
For many pediatric cancers, including brainstem tumors, treatment often comes down to palliative care .
The number of childhood cancers increases by 1 to 3% each year, according to several European studies. One in 400 children will be affected by cancer before they come of age.
research on pediatric cancers, through INCa. This is why we want a law guaranteeing a public fund dedicated to research on childhood cancer in the amount of 15 - 20 million euros / year (in addition to existing resources) to be passed.
Industrial research is mainly focused on adult cancers, for reasons of profitability . However, malignant tumors detected in children are often different from those in adults and cannot be treated in the same way.
is very low for children with cancer. However, prevention makes it possible, in adults, to greatly reduce the number of cancers. Reducing the number of children diagnosed is essential.
are classified as “probable carcinogens” or even “ certain carcinogens ”, but remain freely available. They can be found in significant quantities in the environment or in the child's diet.
A woman who loses her husband is a widow; a man who loses his wife is a widower; a child who loses his parents is an orphan; no words exist for a parent who loses their child .