All-cause and tumor-specific mortality trends in elderly primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) patients: a surveillance, epidemiology, and end results (SEER) analysis.

All-cause and tumor-specific mortality trends in elderly primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) patients: a surveillance, epidemiology, and end results (SEER) analysis. J Neurosurg Sci. 2019 Oct 08;: Authors: Furst T, Hoffman H, Chin LS Abstract BACKGROUND: Recent primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) literature indicates that younger patients benefit from improved survival, however, this benefit is not shared by those 70+ years of age. The purpose of this study is to examine mortality trends in PCNSL patients 70+ years of age to better understand why improved prognosis has not yet reached this rapidly growing population subset. METHODS: 2075 cases (1973-2012, age at diagnosis 70+ years) within the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database were included in Kaplan-Meier and multivariate Cox Regression analyses. Variables include age at diagnosis, decade of diagnosis (1=1973-1982, 2=1983-1992, 3=1993-2002, 4=2003-2012), sex, race and surgery. RESULTS: Before stratification, both univariate and multivariate analyses agreed that patients aged 70-74 years at diagnosis lived the longest, while those 85+ years lived the shortest (median±SD; 6.0±0.5 months vs 2.0±0.2 months, respectively, p
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

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