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Around 600 children in the Netherlands get cancer every year, and one in four children who are diagnosed with cancer dies from this illness.

When a child is seriously ill with cancer, only one thing comes first: cure. That is why at the Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology we work together every day in a groundbreaking and passionate way to improve the survival rate and quality of life of children with cancer. Now, and in the longer term. Because children still have a whole life ahead of them. The Princess Máxima Center is not an ordinary hospital, but a research hospital. All children with cancer in the Netherlands are treated here. This makes the Princess Máxima Center the largest pediatric cancer center in Europe. Over 450 researchers and 900 healthcare professionals work closely with Dutch and international hospitals on better treatments and new perspectives on cures.

In this way, we give the child of today the very best care and take important steps to improve the chances of survival for the children who are not yet cured.

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