Silver Book Fact

Since 1975, the five year survival rate for breast cancer patients has increased by 40 percent.

Reference

Title
Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2011-2012
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
Published 2011
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • The standard treatment for prostate cancer used to require radical prostatectomy. Now, less invasive therapies like brachytherapy have been shown to have equal outcomes with fewer side effects.  
  • Survival rates for colon cancer went from 41 percent to 63 percent between 1975 and 1995.  
  • Widespread use of cancer vaccines could result in a cure of melanoma/renal cell carcinomas and a 25% boost in survival for all other cancers.  
  • The Impact of Personalized Medicine on Cancer Survival in Years  
  • The 5-year survival rate for all cancers diagnosed between 1995 and 2001 is up from 50% in 1974-1976 to 65%.