Geographical patterns and time trends of cancer incidence and survival among children and adolescents in Europe since the 1970s (the ACCIS project): An epidemiological study

Eva Steliarova-Foucher, Charles Stiller, Peter Kaatsch, Franco Berrino, Jan Willem Coebergh, Brigitte Lacour, Max Parkin

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Abstract

Background Cancer is rare before age 20 years. We aimed to use the European database of childhood and adolescent cancer cases, within the Automated Childhood Cancer Information System project, to estimate patterns and trends of incidence and survival within Europe. Methods Comparable, high-quality data from 63 European population-based cancer registries consisted of 113 000 tumours in children and 18 243 in adolescents diagnosed in 1970-99. Incidence rates and survival were compared by region (east vs west), period, and malignant disease. Findings In the 1990s, age-standardised incidence rates were 140 per million for children (0-14 years) and 157 per million for ages 0-19 years. Over the three decades, overall incidence increased by 1·0% per year (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2097-2105
Number of pages9
JournalLancet
Volume364
Issue number9451
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 11 2004

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  • Medicine(all)

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