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Last Updated: 10/01/21

Leukemia SPOREs

While major advances in leukemia diagnosis and treatment were achieved in the last 50 years, especially in childhood leukemia, this group of diseases remains a very serious medical problem. According to American Cancer Society statistical data, it is estimated that in 2021 there will be a total of 61,090 new cases of leukemia in the U.S., and that 23,660 people will die of this disease. In 2014-2018, the average annual incidence rate of leukemia in the United States was 14.3 per 100,000, and the average annual death rate was 6.3. The first round of SPORE applications in leukemia took place in 2002, with the subsequent award of the first Leukemia SPORE in 2003.