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dc.contributor.authorYoulden, Danny R
dc.contributor.authorBaade, Peter D
dc.contributor.authorHallahan, Andrew R
dc.contributor.authorValery, Patricia C
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Adele C
dc.contributor.authorAitken, Joanne F
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-21T01:00:54Z
dc.date.available2018-09-21T01:00:54Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1877-7821
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.canep.2015.02.008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/153848
dc.description.abstractBackground: Conditional survival estimates take into account the time that a patient has remained alive following diagnosis to provide a realistic perspective on the probability of longer term survival. Such estimates are scarce for childhood cancer, particularly by age at diagnosis or stage of cancer. Methods: De-identified population-based data were obtained from the Australian Paediatric Cancer Registry for children aged 0–14 years diagnosed with cancer between 1983 and 2010. Mortality status was followed up to the end of 2011. The hybrid period method was used to calculate relative survival estimates for those who were at risk during the period 2002–2011. Conditional survival stratified by diagnostic group or subgroup, age and stage at diagnosis was then obtained from the ratio of the relative survival estimates at different time points. Results: A total of 13,537 children were eligible for inclusion. Five-year survival for all childhood cancers combined improved from 82% at diagnosis (95% confidence interval = 81–83%) to 89% (88–90%) conditional on surviving one year, and 97% (97–98%) conditional on surviving five years after diagnosis. Conditional survival reached 95% within five years of diagnosis for nearly all types of cancer, regardless of a child's age or stage at diagnosis. Conclusion: Most children diagnosed with cancer who are alive five years after diagnosis can anticipate similar survival to children in the general population. This information may help alleviate some of the distress associated with childhood cancer, particularly for those with an initially poor prognosis.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom394
dc.relation.ispartofpageto400
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCancer Epidemiology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume39
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1112
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleConditional survival estimates for childhood cancer in Australia, 2002-2011: a population-based study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBaade, Peter D.
gro.griffith.authorYoulden, Danny R.
gro.griffith.authorAitken, Joanne


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