Five-Year Survival Rates

Five years survival rates

Statistics on outcomes reflect the excellent care at OHSU  Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. These are survival rates for patients diagnosed  at age 19 or younger and between Jan. 1, 2006, and Dec. 31, 2012, with a  malignant, invasive brain or spinal cord tumor.

By definition, five-year survival statistics do not reflect  the treatments, technology and expertise available today. In addition, these  reflect the most difficult cases because patients with noninvasive tumors are  not included.

                                                                                                                               
Cancer type* U.S.**OHSU

Ependymoma and choroid plexus

77.9%

74.3%

Astrocytoma

82.6

85.9

Embryonal

62.8

74.9

Other gliomas

59.9

78.4

Average

70.8%

78.4%

Other unspecified tumors

86.0

***

Germ cell tumors

90.0

99.8

* As defined by the International Classification of  Childhood Cancer. The first four categories are ICCC Group III and Subgroups  a-d. The last two categories are Subgroups e-f and Group Xa.

** U.S. rates are from the National Cancer Institute  Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program (or SEER) Cancer Statistics  Review 1975-2013, Table 29.6, and are the most recent available.

*** Insufficient data