At Seattle Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, our outcomes significantly exceed the national average for a wide range of cancers.

What Seattle Children’s Measures and Why

“Outcomes” refer to the results of treatment and evaluate how effective care is. We also provide statistics such as the number of stem cell transplants performed and patients seen (volumes).

We gather this data to:

  • Measure the health of our patients
  • Improve the quality of the care we provide
  • Help you make informed decisions about your child’s care

Learn more about outcomes at Seattle Children’s.

Five-Year Survival of Cancer Patients Diagnosed 2000–2009

We treat the entire range of childhood and young adult blood disorders and cancers – including rare and complex diseases. We bring years of experience to your child’s unique situation.

Seattle Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is the largest pediatric oncology program in the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI) region and the second-largest program west of the Rocky Mountains. Our survival rates consistently exceed the national average. This chart shows:

  • The percentage of children with cancer who survived for at least 5 years after doctors diagnosed their disease. The children represented here were diagnosed between 2000 and 2009, and at that time they were age 20 or younger.
  • “Five-year survival” is the measurement for success used by hospitals throughout the nation. Using this measurement allows you to compare us with other hospitals
  • 82%
    Seattle Children’s 5-year survival
    70.1%
    National average 5-year survival
    636
    Number of Seattle Children’s patients
  • 67.9%
    Seattle Children’s 5-year survival
    62.3%
    National average 5-year survival
    71
    Number of Seattle Children’s patients
  • 92.1%
    Seattle Children’s 5-year survival
    89.1%
    National average 5-year survival
    39
    Number of Seattle Children’s patients
  • 97.6%
    Seattle Children’s 5-year survival
    86%
    National average 5-year survival
    93
    Number of Seattle Children’s patients
  • 79.4%
    Seattle Children’s 5-year survival
    77.8%
    National average 5-year survival
    109
    Number of Seattle Children’s patients
  • 75.7%
    Seattle Children’s 5-year survival
    69.1%
    National average 5-year survival
    128
    Number of Seattle Children’s patients
  • 64.7%
    Seattle Children’s 5-year survival
    63.3%
    National average 5-year survival
    82
    Number of Seattle Children’s patients
  • 50.6%
    Seattle Children’s 5-year survival
    63.3%
    National average 5-year survival
    66
    Number of Seattle Children’s patients
  • 100%
    Seattle Children’s 5-year survival
    98%
    National average 5-year survival
    31
    Number of Seattle Children’s patients
  • 94.3%
    Seattle Children’s 5-year survival
    89.2%
    National average 5-year survival
    92
    Number of Seattle Children’s patients

Where does this data come from?

This data reflects national metrics reported to the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program at the National Cancer Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.

Number of New Cancer Patients Annually, 2010–2014

Seattle Children’s treats some of the WWAMI region’s most complex, advanced cancers and blood disorders.

Total number of new patients, 2010–2014

1,281

2014

205
Age 0 to 14
51
Age 15 to 20+

2013

193
Age 0 to 14
64
Age 15 to 20+

2012

208
Age 0 to 14
46
Age 15 to 20+

2011

204
Age 0 to 14
60
Age 15 to 20+

2010

201
Age 0 to 14
49
Age 15 to 20+

Average New Cancer Patients Annually by Disease, 2010–2014

53
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
14
Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
77
Brain
9
Ewing sarcoma
5
Germ cell
12
Hodgkin lymphoma
11
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
16
Neuroblastoma
10
Osteosarcoma
6
Rhabdomyosarcoma
6
Soft tissue tumors
6
Thyroid
35
Others

Stem Cell Transplant Survival Rates, 2004–2014

The tables below show information about Seattle Children’s patients who had a stem cell transplant.

Stem cell transplant (100-day) survival rates, 2004–2014

This table shows the percentages of patients who survived for at least 100 days after their transplant:

95%
2014
96%
2013
100%
2012
96%
2011
100%
2010
89%
2009
90%
2008
93%
2007
90%
2006
96%
2005
82%
2004

Stem cell transplant (1-year) survival rates, 2004–2013

This table shows the percentages of patients who survived for at least 1 year after their transplant:

84%
2013
89%
2012
89%
2011
95%
2010
81%
2009
81%
2008
79%
2007
86%
2006
83%
2005
74%
2004

Stem Cell Transplants, 1969–2014

The right side of this table lists different types of stem cell transplants. The left side shows how many of each type were performed for Seattle Children’s patients between the years of 1969 and 2014. Some of the categories overlap.

408
Autologous
137
Cord blood
2,288
Malignant diseases
469
Non-malignant diseases
1,619
Matched allogenic
730
Mismatched allogenic
96
Reduced intensity conditioning
702
Unrelated donor

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Talk with your child’s doctor or contact the Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at 206-987-2106.