Silver Book Fact

Death rates from breast cancer declined by an average of 2.3% per year between 1990 and 2002 because of earlier detection through screening, better awareness, and improved treatments.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2006. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2006. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/caff2006pwsecuredpdf.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2006
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2006
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Following the current path, the lung cancer incidence rate will increase by 34% between 2003 and 2023. If an alternative path is taken, there will be 18.4% (92,000) fewer lung…  
  • Baseline lung cancer screening would lead to more than 130,000 additional survivors in 2012.  
  • Between 1990/1991 and 2008, the overall cancer mortality rates decreased by 22.9 percent in men and 15.3 percent in women—around 1,024,400 deaths avoided—primarily due to reductions in tobacco use among…  
  • 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.  
  • Cancer mortality declined more than 2% in 2003, a continuation of the decline that began in 1990.