Annual Report to the Nation 2017: Survival Infographic

This year’s ARN also includes improvements in childhood survival since 1975. The graph shows rates for children of all races between the ages of 0 and 14 years. The 5-year relative survival rate for the most common childhood cancers combined increased from 58% in 1975 to 85% in 2012. In that same timeframe, childhood survival has increased for acute lymphoid leukemia (57% to 92%), acute myeloid leukemia (18% to 66%), non-Hodgkin lymphoma (43% to 91%), Hodgkin lymphoma (81% to 98%), brain and other nervous system cancers (58% to 76%), bone and joint cancers (49% to 80%), soft tissue cancer (58%-78%), Wilms tumor (73%-93%), and neuroblastoma (52%-81%). These significant increases reflect improvements in treatment, such as the combination of chemotherapies for childhood cancers.