Survival of European children and young adults with cancer diagnosed 1995-2002

Gemma Gatta, Giulia Zigon, Riccardo Capocaccia, Jan Willem Coebergh, Emmanuel Desandes, Peter Kaatsch, Guido Pastore, Rafael Peris-Bonet, Charles A. Stiller

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Abstract

This study analyses survival in 40,392 children (age 0-14 years) and 30,187 adolescents/young adults (age 15-24 years) diagnosed with cancer between 1995 and 2002. The cases were from 83 European population-based cancer registries in 23 countries participating in EUROCARE-4. Five-year survival in countries and in regional groupings of countries was compared for all cancers combined and for major cancers. Survival for 15 rare cancers in children was also analysed. Five-year survival for all cancers combined was 81% in children and 87% in adolescents/young adults. Between-country survival differences narrowed for both children and adolescents/young adults. Relative risk of death reduced significantly, by 8% in children and by 13% in adolescents/young adults, from 1995-1999 to 2000-2002. Survival improved significantly over time for acute lymphoid leukaemia and primitive neuroectodermal tumours in children and for non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adolescents/young adults. Cancer survival in patients

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)992-1005
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

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Young Adult
Survival
Neoplasms
Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors
Survival Analysis
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Registries
Population

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Cancer survival
  • Children
  • Europe
  • Population-based cancer registries
  • Rare tumours
  • Young adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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Gatta, G., Zigon, G., Capocaccia, R., Coebergh, J. W., Desandes, E., Kaatsch, P., ... Stiller, C. A. (2009). Survival of European children and young adults with cancer diagnosed 1995-2002. European Journal of Cancer, 45(6), 992-1005. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejca.2008.11.042

Survival of European children and young adults with cancer diagnosed 1995-2002. / Gatta, Gemma; Zigon, Giulia; Capocaccia, Riccardo; Coebergh, Jan Willem; Desandes, Emmanuel; Kaatsch, Peter; Pastore, Guido; Peris-Bonet, Rafael; Stiller, Charles A.

In: European Journal of Cancer, Vol. 45, No. 6, 04.2009, p. 992-1005.

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Gatta, G, Zigon, G, Capocaccia, R, Coebergh, JW, Desandes, E, Kaatsch, P, Pastore, G, Peris-Bonet, R & Stiller, CA 2009, 'Survival of European children and young adults with cancer diagnosed 1995-2002', European Journal of Cancer, vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 992-1005. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejca.2008.11.042
Gatta, Gemma ; Zigon, Giulia ; Capocaccia, Riccardo ; Coebergh, Jan Willem ; Desandes, Emmanuel ; Kaatsch, Peter ; Pastore, Guido ; Peris-Bonet, Rafael ; Stiller, Charles A. / Survival of European children and young adults with cancer diagnosed 1995-2002. In: European Journal of Cancer. 2009 ; Vol. 45, No. 6. pp. 992-1005.
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