Cancer Management Chapter 29: Acute leukemias
March 13, 2010
Hematopoietic malignancies account for 6% to 8% of new cancers diagnosed annually. In the year 2009, an estimated 44,790 new cases of leukemia were diagnosed, and 21,870 deaths were attributable to leukemias of all types. The total age-adjusted incidence of leukemia, including both acute and chronic forms, is 9.6 per 100,000 population; the incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is 1.5 per 100,000 and of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is 2.7 per 100,000 population.