Paediatrician says 90 per cent of children diagnosed with leukaemia in North Queensland are now cured

A Townsville paediatrician says the cure rate for children diagnosed with leukaemia has hit 90 per cent in North Queensland. Dr Vana Sabesan is a consultant paediatrician at the Townsville Hospital, where she helped set up a specialist care unit for paediatric oncology in 2007. Speaking during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Dr Sabesan told the ABC that the treatment success rate had increased significantly in the past 60 years. “We call it individualised treatment. We don’t treat every single child with leukaemia as the same,” she said. “We treat them individually depending on what risk, what type of abnormality they…
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