Neal C, Rusangwa C, Borg R, Mugunga JC, Kennell-Heiling S, Shyirambere C, Pritchett N, Muhayimana C, Ntakirutimana E, Tapela N, Park PH, Shulman LN, Mpunga T. Cost of Treating Pediatric Cancer at the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in Rwanda. Journal of global oncology. 2018 Nov;4(4). 1-7. PMID: 30433841 [PubMed]
Improvements in childhood survival rates have been achieved in low- and middle- income countries that have made a commitment to improve access to cancer care. Accurate data on the costs of delivering cancer treatment in these settings will allow ministries of health and donors to accurately assess and plan for expansions of access to care. This study assessed the financial cost of treating two common pediatric cancers, nephroblastoma and Hodgkin lymphoma, at the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in rural Rwanda.