Why pediatric cancers differ from adult cancers
COG Update on Pediatric Cancer Research
In children less than 15 years of age, cancer differs considerably from cancer in adults. These differences include the kinds of cancer, the incidence rates, the symptoms that children experience and the ways in which they respond to treatment. When it comes to cancer, children are not miniature adults, and they need to be treated in centers that have expertise in pediatric malignancies.