Table 2 Early death rates recently reported in newly diagnosed APL (irrespective of inclusion or not in a clinical trial)

From: Early death in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) in French centers: a multicenter study in 399 patients

  Number of patients Period Early death rate (%)
Swedish Registry8 105 1997–2006 29
SEER (US database)7 1400 1992–2007 17.3
Stanford University9 70 1997–2009 26
Chicago, New York and Haifa10a 204 1992–2009 11
Canadian Cancer Registry12 399 1993–2007 21.8
  1. aHaifa: Rambam Medical Center (Northern Israel’s largest hospital and a tertiary referral center); Chicago: Northwestern University (University medical center) and John J Stroger Hospital of Cook County (Public Hospital); New York: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (Free-standing cancer center).