Changes in five‐year survival for people with acute leukaemia in South Australia, 1980–2016


The objective of this research undertaken was to examine population changes in 5‐year survival for people in South Australia diagnosed with acute leukaemia during 1980–2016, by socio‐demographic characteristics. Retrospective analysis of South Australian Cancer Registry data for the period 1980–2016 was conducted.

Survival for people with acute lymphoblastic and acute myeloid leukaemia improved significantly in South Australia during 1980–2016, with greater gains for younger than older patients. Socio-economic disadvantage, remoteness, and country of birth did not influence mortality or improvement in survival.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain key components of the research.
  2. List main recommendations.
  3. Recognise changes in management in response to the research.


Authors: Kerri Beckmann, Brendon J Kearney, David Yeung, Devendra Hiwase, Ming Li and David M Roder

Article Type: Research


Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 30m
MBA: 1h : 30m
Haematologic Diseases
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Psychologist, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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