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Racial, Ethnic, and Age Differences in the Incidence and Survival of Childhood Cancer in Oklahoma, 1997-2012
  • Published Date:
    2016 Jul-Aug
  • Source:
    J Okla State Med Assoc. 109(7-8):355-365.
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Details:
  • Pubmed ID:
    27885305
  • Pubmed Central ID:
    PMC5119755
  • Funding:
    U58 DP005513/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
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  • Description:
    While cancer is relatively rare in children under 20, it is the leading cause of disease-related death among children aged 5 to 14 years. We aimed to describe the incidence and survival of childhood cancer in Oklahoma from 1997-2012. We calculated age-adjusted incidence rates and five-year observed survival by cancer type using Oklahoma Central Cancer Registry and Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program data among children diagnosed with cancer under the age of 20 from 1997-2012. The average annual age-adjusted incidence rate of childhood cancer was 168.9 per million for the US and 171.7 per million for Oklahoma. Overall, Oklahoma had lower survival from childhood cancer compared to the US (77.0% v. 80.6%). In recent years, research has been conducted on the epidemiology of childhood cancer. Little research has been done, however, on the incidence or survival of childhood cancer at state levels and none focused exclusively on Oklahoma.