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Childhood cancer survival in France, 1990-1999.


The aim of this study was to describe the overall survival after childhood cancer in France using follow-up data from regional population-based registries. The survival of children (aged under 15 years) diagnosed with a cancer during 1990-1999 was analysed. For all cancers, the survivals were, respectively, 90.3% [89.4-91.3] at 1-year, 75.2% [73.8-76.6] at 5 years and 72.2% [70.7-73.7] at 10 years. During the 1990s, the average improvement in the 5-year survival was +1.2% per year. Adjusted for gender, age, area of residence and stage, children with cancer diagnosed between 1995 and 1999 had a 0.80 reduced risk of dying compared with those whose cancer had been diagnosed between 1990 and 1994. The increase of survival at the population level reflects a global improvement in childhood cancer care. The Paediatric Registries, in association with the French Society of Childhood Cancer, are now collecting data to quantify on a national basis the other events, at least relapse and second cancers.

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inserm-00250348 , version 1 (11-02-2008)



Emmanuel Desandes, Claire Berger, Isabelle Tron, François Demeocq, Stéphanie Bellec, et al.. Childhood cancer survival in France, 1990-1999.. European Journal of Cancer, 2008, 44 (2), pp.205-215. ⟨10.1016/j.ejca.2007.11.016⟩. ⟨inserm-00250348⟩
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