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statistics on overall survival

Dear Sir,
      Could you give me the median survival in elderly,over 60 acute lymphoblastic leukemia?I am getting different data while researching on internet.Also,I need to know overall survival in this group in early 80's.I have tried many sites and can not seem to find data for back then.Any help you can give would be appreciated.
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Dear Ken59,

I posted an answer to this question - but specifically to your question about the early 1980s, I don't believe that the median or overall survival for this age group have changed significantly in the last couple decades.  

My posted answer to your previously posted question:

" The question for median survival for any cancer is not as straightforward to answer as one would expect.  This is because many factors contribute to any “median” number – including various patient characteristics, disease characteristics, and type of treatment received.

For all adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the 3-year overall survival is approximately 30-40%.  For patients who are over the age of 60, the 3-year overall survival is <15% and median overall survival in this age group being less than 7 months.   (consistent with several reports, and I would recommend this article - Larson R, Management of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in older patients, Semin Hematol. 2006 Apr;43(2):126-33).

Another helpful resource is the National Cancer Institute Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results(SEER) site:  http://seer.cancer.gov.  Here, you can see statistics on many different types of cancers."

Thank you for your question.
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