Navigation Links
Steady Improvements Seen for Young Blood Cancer Patients
Date:8/27/2009

Survival has significantly increased, research shows

THURSDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- American teens and young adults newly diagnosed with blood-related cancers now live longer than they did in the 1980s, new research has found.

Researchers analyzed data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database, a population-based cancer registry in the United States. They compared data from 1981-1985 with data from 2001-2005 and found significant improvements in survival for patients with five blood-related cancers. Ten-year survival rates increased from 80.4 percent to 93.4 percent for Hodgkin's lymphoma, from 55.6 percent to 76.2 percent for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, from 30.5 percent to 52.1 percent for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, from 15.2 percent to 45.1 percent for acute myeloblastic leukemia, and from 0 percent to 74.5 percent for chronic myelocytic leukemia.

Further analysis showed that survival improved steadily over the past two decades for the lymphomas and chronic myelocytic leukemia, but has remained stable through the late 1990s and early 21st century for the acute leukemias.

The researchers also found that, with the exception of Hodgkin's lymphoma, survival in teens and young adults still lags behind survival in children. This remains a major challenge, the study authors noted.

The study appears online this week and in the Nov. 1 print issue of the journal Cancer.

"More research into how to treat these diseases and how to make sure that all patients have access to the best treatment is needed," study author Dr. Dianne Pulte, of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, said in a news release from the journal's publisher.

More information

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has more about blood cancers.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Cancer, news release, Aug. 24, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Plastic Surgery Procedures Maintain Steady Growth in 2007
2. Male Contraception: Progress Slow but Steady
3. Massage Therapy Use Holds Steady, Despite Lagging Economy
4. Crohns disease surgeries make steady advances
5. Health Integrated Enjoys Steady Growth
6. Cancer Mortality Rates Experience Steady Decline
7. Dilon Technologies Explores Improvements in Molecular Breast Imaging
8. Eclipsys Sunrise Radiology Helps Trinitas Hospital Achieve Financial Outcome Improvements
9. Landmark Articles Published by QualityMetric Scientists Report Improvements in Short Form Health Status Measures and Establish Criteria for Future Development
10. Left in the Dark and Facing Thousands in Rent Increases, Elderly Atria Senior Living Residents Protest; Call for Improvements
11. U.S. Representatives Urge Critical Improvements in Prostate Cancer Detection
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Steady Improvements Seen for Young Blood Cancer Patients
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... professionals, announced today its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. This new ... network of the Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, a holistic treatment center for ... Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility is located. This annual celebration ... world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. Its residents often refer to ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American ... Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. ... including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned ... the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at ... fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex ... as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and ... a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Bay Area ... Network,s Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness ... and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of California, ... today announced the five finalists of Lyme ... disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... of the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, ... Photovoltaics Structural electronics involves electronic ... load-bearing, protective structures, replacing dumb structures such as ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: DHRM ) ... medical devices and wearable sleep respiratory products in ... with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred ... to develop Dehaier,s new Internet medical technology business. ... Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform to reach Dehaier,s dealers ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: