Date of Award

5-2009

Degree Type

Restricted Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health

Field of Study

Epidemiology

Department

School of Public Health

First Advisor

Dr. Martha Felini

Abstract

Survival of Hodgkin Lymphoma has been enhanced through advances in treatment practices and knowledge of the disease. The inception of the WHO/REAL disease classification system for Hodgkin Lymphoma allows researchers to gain a greater understanding into the differing relative survival probabilities associated with this unique cancer. This study performed a survival analysis to understand the effects of age-at-diagnosis and gender on WHO/REAL subtypes of Hodgkin Lymphoma among the SEER population, 1975-2005. Five-year relative survival differed by Hodgkin Lymphoma subtype by both age-at-diagnosis and gender, when race/ethnicity was controlled for.

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