Childhood cancer has an incidence of -13 per 100,000 children younger than 15 years of age. In the Netherlands, every year approximately 370 children are diagnosed with cancer. Although childhood cancer is a relatively rare disease, it is the most common cause of death from disease in children older than 1 year in industrialized countries.

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Erasmus University Rotterdam
Dutch Cancer Society (KWF), Sophia Foundation for Medical Research, Josephine Nefkens Foundation, Integral Cancer Center Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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