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Primary therapy and relative survival among elderly patients with chronic myeloid leukemia: a population-based study in the Netherlands, 1989–2017

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Fig. 1: Primary treatment of elderly patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in the Netherlands.
Fig. 2: Relative survival of elderly patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in the Netherlands according to age at diagnosis and calendar period of diagnosis, 1989–2017.

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The authors would like to thank the registration clerks of the Netherlands Cancer Registry (NCR) for their dedicated data collection. The nationwide population-based NCR is maintained and hosted by the Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation (IKNL).

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AGD designed the study; GICGE analyzed the data; AGD supervised the data analyses; OV collected the data; GICGE wrote the paper with contributions from all authors, who also interpreted the data, and read, commented on, and approved the final version of the paper.

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Ector, G.I.C.G., Visser, O., Westerweel, P.E. et al. Primary therapy and relative survival among elderly patients with chronic myeloid leukemia: a population-based study in the Netherlands, 1989–2017. Leukemia 34, 3408–3412 (2020).

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