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Leuk Lymphoma. 2013 Apr;54(4):752-9. doi: 10.3109/10428194.2012.729831. Epub 2013 Jan 7.

Incidence and survival patterns of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas in the United States.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.


Using the United States Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) 17 dataset, we examined incidence and survival patterns for patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCLs) diagnosed following institution of the World Health Organization-European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (WHO-EORTC) classification. From 2005 to 2008, 2273 cases of CTCL were diagnosed. The age-adjusted incidence rate per 100,000 person-years for mycosis fungoides (MF) was 0.55 and for S├ęzary syndrome (SS) was 0.01. Incidence was higher among males (MF/SS male-to-female incidence rate ratio [IRR] 1.57) and black patients (MF black-to-white IRR 1.55). Black patients with CTCL were diagnosed at a younger age and black patients with MF/SS presented with advanced stage and had worse survival than white patients. In multiple-variable Cox-regression models, age > 60 (hazard ratio [HR] 4.78, 95% confidence interval [CI] 2.97-7.70), black race (HR 2.09, 95% CI 1.29-3.37) and advanced stage (HR 6.06, 95% CI 3.66-10.05) predicted worse survival for patients with MF/SS. Additional research identifying reasons for these differences are necessary to better understand these diseases and for new strategies in the treatment of CTCL.

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