Improved patient survival for acute myeloid leukemia: a population-based study of 9729 patients diagnosed in Sweden between 1973 and 2005.

@article{Derolf2009ImprovedPS,
  title={Improved patient survival for acute myeloid leukemia: a population-based study of 9729 patients diagnosed in Sweden between 1973 and 2005.},
  author={Asa Derolf and Sigurdur Yngvi Kristinsson and Therese M-L Andersson and Ola Landgren and Paul W. Dickman and Magnus Bj{\"o}rkholm},
  journal={Blood},
  year={2009},
  volume={113 16},
  pages={3666-72}
}
We evaluated survival patterns for all registered acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients diagnosed in Sweden in 1973 to 2005 (N = 9729; median age, 69 years). Patients were categorized into 6 age groups and 4 calendar periods (1973-1980, 1981-1988, 1989-1996, and 1997-2005). Relative survival ratios were computed as measures of patient survival. One-year survival improved over time in all age groups, whereas 5- and 10-year survival improved in all age groups, except for patients 80+ years. The 5… CONTINUE READING