Factors contributing to delayed childhood cancer care in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review protocol.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

BACKGROUND: Significant disparities exist for timely access to cancer care for children, with the highest disparities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This study aims to conduct a systematic review that identifies the factors contributing to delayed care of childhood cancers in LMICs. METHODS: We will conduct a systematic review with search strings compliant with the PICO framework: (1) the Population-children (aged 0-18 years) from LMICs; (2) the Exposure-factors contributing to timely childhood cancer care; (3) the Outcome-delays in childhood cancer care. DISCUSSION: Our study is an essential step to guide strategic interventions to assess the myriad of factors that prevent children from accessing timely cancer care in LMICs. The results will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal and shared with institutions related to the field.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cotache-Condor, C; Grimm, A; Williamson, J; Kantety, V; Landrum, K; Schroeder, K; Staton, CA; Majaliwa, E; Rice, HE; Smith, ER

Published Date

  • May 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 69 / 5

Start / End Page

  • e29646 -

PubMed ID

  • 35253351

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-5017

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/pbc.29646


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States