From 1975 to 1996, new cancer drugs increased life expectancy of cancer patients by about one year, at an estimated cost of $3,000—well below the estimated value of a statistical… [ Get More Details ]
Use of the Pap smear test is credited with cutting the age-adjusted cervical cancer incidence in half between 1975 and 2001, reducing it from 14.8 to 7.9 cases per 100,000… [ Get More Details ]
Use of an epidermal growth factor inhibitor in the treatment of metastatic colon cancer patients without the KRAS gene mutation saw survival rates of 15.6 months, compared to 5.6 months… [ Get More Details ]
The increase in the stock of cancer drugs from 1975 to 1995 accounted for about 50 to 60 percent of the increase in age-adjusted survival rates in the first 6… [ Get More Details ]
The 5-year survival rate for all cancers diagnosed from 1996-2003 is 66%, up from 50% in 1975-1977. This improvement reflects progress in early diagnosis and improvements in treatment.
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