Cancer survival among adolescents in France.

  title={Cancer survival among adolescents in France.},
  author={Emmanuel Desandes and Brigitte Lacour and Dani{\`e}le Sommelet and Arlette Danzon and Patricia Delafosse and Pascale Grosclaude and Josette Mac{\`e}-Lesech and Nabil Maarouf and Angelina Marr and Nicole Raverdy-Bourdon and Brigitte Tr{\'e}tarre and Michel Velten and Laurence Brugi{\`e}res},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  volume={42 3},
Cancer is the third most significant cause of mortality in French adolescents. The aim of this study was to investigate survival of adolescents with cancer. Overall (OS), disease-specific (DSS) and event-free survival (EFS) were used for the outcome analysis of adolescents (15-19 years) with cancer, recorded by nine French population-based registries during the 1988-1997 period. Five-year OS, DSS and EFS were, respectively, 74.0% (70.7-77.4), 74.5% (71.2-77.9), and 69.0% (65.4-72.5). Five-year… CONTINUE READING