Silver Book Fact

Fact image

Cancer Survivors in the United States

American Association for Cancer Research. AACR Cancer Progress Report 2013. Clin Cancer Res. 2013; 19(S1): S1-S88. http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/19/20_Supplement/S1.full

Reference

Title
AACR Cancer Progress Report 2013
Publication
Clin Cancer Res
Publication Date
2013
Authors
American Association for Cancer Research
Volume & Issue
Volume 19, Issue S1
Pages
S1-S88
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • “Among women age 65 and over, the percentage who had a mammogram within the preceding 2 years almost tripled from 23% in 1987 to 64% in 2005.”  
  • In the U.S., new cancer drugs have increased life expectancy at birth by 10.7%.  
  • Since the war on cancer was declared in 1971, our arsenal has tripled. New drugs accounted for around 50-60% of the increase in six-year cancer survival rates since 1975.…  
  • A one percent reduction in cancer-related deaths in the U.S. would be worth an estimated $500 billion to society from increased quality of life and increased productivity from longer lives.  
  • FDA approved cancer advances