Patterns of occurrence of the leukaemias.

  title={Patterns of occurrence of the leukaemias.},
  author={Frank D. Groves and Martha S. Linet and Susan S. Devesa},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  volume={31A 6},
Despite a proliferation of epidemiological studies during the past two decades, aetiologies of the leukaemias remain poorly understood, and characterisation of descriptive patterns has been limited. Recent publications of international mortality and incidence data, along with the expanding U.S. database, make a comprehensive assessment of leukaemia patterns particularly timely. Total leukaemia mortality has dramatically declined among children and increased among the elderly, while incidence… CONTINUE READING


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