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Epidemiological patterns of leukaemia in 184 countries: a population-based study

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Epidemiological patterns of leukaemia in 184 countries: a population-based study

The Lancet Haematology

Published: January 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3026(17)30232-6

Adalberto Miranda-Filho, Marion Piñeros, MD, Jacques Ferlay, MSc, Isabelle Soerjomataram, PhD, Alain Monnereau, PhD, Freddie Bray, PhD

Background: Leukaemia is a heterogeneous group of haemopoietic cancers that comprises a number of diverse and biologically distinct subgroups. We examine the leukaemia burden worldwide and highlight the distinct incidence patterns in order to elucidate explanatory factors that may support preventive measures and health resource planning. We aimed to estimate the global burden of leukaemia incidence according to the four major subtypes stratified by age and sex.

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