Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Statistics and Outcomes

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

  • “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.

Average New Cancer Patients Annually by Disease (2014 to 2018)

44
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
12
Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
85
Brain
6
Ewing sarcoma
8
Germ cell
13
Hodgkin lymphoma
5
Liver
9
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
15
Neuroblastoma
7
Osteosarcoma
8
Renal (kidney)
5
Retinoblastoma
6
Rhabdomyosarcoma
8
Soft tissue tumors
6
Thyroid
7
Wilms

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, 2012-2018

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

Total number of new patients, 2014–2018

1,258
2018
233
Age 0 to 14
69
Age 15 to 20+
2017
210
Age 0 to 14
67
Age 15 to 20+
2016
203
Age 0 to 14
82
Age 15 to 20+
2015
213
Age 0 to 14
77
Age 15 to 20+
2014
186
Age 0 to 14
76
Age 15 to 20+

Stem Cell Transplant Survival Rates, 2004–2018

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

Stem cell transplant (100-day) survival rates, 2004–2018

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

98%
2018
94%
2017
97%
2016
95%
2015
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, 2004–2018

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

87%
2017
89%
2016
82%
2015
91%
2014
84%
2013
89%
2012
89%
2011
95%
2010
81%
2009
81%
2008
79%
2007
86%
2006
83%
2005
74%
2004

Stem Cell Transplants, 1969–2018

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 2018. 

466
Autologous
197
Cord blood
2,459
Malignant diseases
557
Non-malignant diseases
1,696
Matched allogenic
854
Mismatched allogenic
122
Reduced intensity conditioning
822
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.

Statistics and Outcomes: What do they mean?

Statistics, outcomes, volumes, survival rates – these numbers may seem overwhelming at first, but they can help you choose the best place for your child’s care.

Updated October 2019.