Overview of Wilmington Childhood Cancer Study

The Community Assessment Program is conducting a study of childhood cancer in Wilmington to address community concerns about the pattern of cancer among children living in the town. All childhood cancers are being considered in the study, including brain cancer, Hodgkin's Disease, leukemia, and non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Information collected will be used to evaluate whether Wilmington children diagnosed with cancer share any common patterns or risk factors, including possible environmental factors. Information is also being collected from families of children without cancer to provide a comparison group.

Contact Information:

If you would like to learn more about the Wilmington Childhood Cancer Study, please contact the Community Assessment Program by phone at 1-800-319-3042 or 617-624-5757.

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This information is provided by the Community Assessment Program within the Department of Public Health.