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BMC Cancer

, 12:128

First Online: 30 March 2012Received: 21 December 2011Accepted: 30 March 2012DOI: 10.1186-1471-2407-12-128

Cite this article as: Chen, T., Jansen, L., Gondos, A. et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12: 128. doi:10.1186-1471-2407-12-128


BackgroundPopulation-based studies on endometrial cancer providing survival estimates by age, histology, and stage have been sparse. We aimed to derive most up-to-date and detailed survival estimates for endometrial cancer patients in Germany.

MethodsWe used a pooled German national dataset including data from 11 cancer registries covering a population of 33 million people. 30,906 patients diagnosed with endometrial cancer in 1997-2006 were included. Period analysis was performed to calculate 5-year relative survival RS in 2002-2006. Trends in survival between 2002 and 2006 were examined using model-based period analysis. Age-adjustment was performed using five age groups 15-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, and 75+ years.

ResultsOverall, age-adjusted 5-year relative survival in 2002-2006 was 81%. A moderate age gradient was observed, with 5-year RS decreasing from 90% in the age group 15-49 years to 75% in the age group 70+ years. Furthermore prognosis varied strongly by histologic subtypes and stage, with age-adjusted 5-year RS ranging from 43% for sarcoma to 94% for squamous metaplasia, and reaching 91% for localized, 51% for regional, and 20% for distant stage. Except for age group 65-74 years, no significant improvement in survival was seen during the recent 5-year period under investigation.

ConclusionIn this comprehensive population-based survival analysis of patients with endometrial cancer from Germany, prognosis of endometrial cancer moderately varied by age, and strongly varied by histology and stage. While prognosis is rather good overall, further improvement in 5-year relative survival of endometrial cancer patients has been stagnating in the early 21 century.

KeywordsEndometrial cancer Survival Germany Cancer registries Population based Period analysis  Download fulltext PDF

Autor: Tianhui Chen - Lina Jansen - Adam Gondos - Meike Ressing - Bernd Holleczek - Alexander Katalinic - Hermann Brenner - The GE


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