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Statistics Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau
at CHU Sainte-Justine

Pediatric cancer in Quebec

  • Cancer is the leading cause of death among persons aged 1 to 18;
  • One person in 400 is diagnosed with cancer before the age of 15;
  • More than half of children with cancer are under 5 years old at the time of diagnosis;
  • Only one third of children with cancer have leukemia; the remaining two thirds have solid tumours;
  • Some 70% of persons treated at the Centre are from outside Montreal;
  • The incidence of cancer is higher among boys than among girls;
  • Since 1980, rates of recovery from the principal forms of pediatric cancers have gone from 35% to more than 80%.

The Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau

  • The Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau, the only facility of its kind in Quebec, enjoys an
    international reputation;
  • All pediatric bone marrow transplants in Quebec are conducted at the Centre de cancérologie
    Charles-Bruneau;
  • More than 1,100 children are followed annually at the Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau;
  • The average age of children treated at the Centre is 7;
  • Since it opened in 1995, the Centre has recorded close to 15,000 visits and treatments annually.