Silver Book Fact

The 1-year survival rate for lung cancer has increased from 37% in 1975 to 42% in 1999-2001, largely because of improvements to surgical techniques and with combined therapies.

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

  • According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, a cancer medicine in the pipeline would inhibit production of a protein that may interfere with the effectiveness of chemotherapy.  
  • 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…  
  • A drug that can reduce the risk of breast cancer in high-risk women costs approximately $1,050 per year. The average cost per year for surgery or other invasive methods of…  
  • A drug for testicular cancer that cost an estimated $56 million to develop led to a sharp increase in survival rate and an annual return of $166 million in treatment…  
  • Low dose CT screening for lung cancer costs less than $200 per person, and surgery for stage I lung cancer is less than 1/2 the cost of late-stage treatment.