Silver Book Fact

From 2007 to 2011, lung cancer incidence rates decreased by three percent each year in men and 2.2 percent each year in women.

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2015
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
Published 2015
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • An experimental drug may help those women whose breast cancer worsens despite use of other therapies. The medicine was shown in studies to nearly double the time breast cancer…  
  • Since 1991 the cancer death rate has fallen by 20 percent.  
  • Because of advances in treatment, the 5-year survival rate for people with actue lymphocytic leukemia has increased from 38% in 1974-1976 to 65% in 1995-2001.  
  • FDA approved cancer advances
     
  • Investments in cancer research and development between 1998 and 2000 has generated 23 million additional healthy years of life and $1.9 trillion of additional social value.