Childhood Burkitt Lymphoma in Nigeria

Ijeoma Julie Eche-Ugwu

Burkitt lymphoma, Nigeria, survival, low- and middle-income countries
CJON 2023, 27(5), 571-574. DOI: 10.1188/23.CJON.571-574

Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is a curable, aggressive pediatric cancer, yet in low- and middle-income countries like Nigeria, children with BL face poor survival outcomes. Identifying barriers to and facilitators of cancer care for children with BL in Nigeria can reduce inequitable outcomes. This article reviews BL in Nigerian children and barriers to care, and provides recommendations for future organizational involvement and research studies to improve care.

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