Navigation Links
40 Years On, the Triumphs and Challenges of America's 'War on Cancer'
Date:12/22/2011

uston.

That's no longer the case, however, thanks to advances in early detection, improved therapies and a better understanding of the genetics driving different forms of cancer, he said.

"Forty years ago, fewer than one-third of patients with a diagnosis of cancer lived five years. Almost no children with a diagnosis of the most common form of childhood cancer, acute leukemia, lived [that long]," said Dana-Farber president Dr. Edward Benz Jr. "In 2011, nearly 90 percent of children diagnosed with acute leukemia will be cured and nearly two-thirds of all people diagnosed with cancer will live at least five years."

Since 1991 alone, there's been more than an 18 percent reduction in deaths from cancer, added Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society.

An ounce of prevention

Much of this progress may have started with prevention.

Declines in smoking rates, helped by the landmark U.S. Surgeon General's Report in 1964 linking smoking to cancer, have continued over the decades, preventing countless cases of lung malignancies and other forms of cancer.

Colonoscopies to detect pre-cancerous polyps have not only reduced mortality but prevented many cases of colorectal cancer outright.

The adoption of regular mammography screening for breast cancer is another success story in its own right, as is screening for cervical cancer.

Thanks to, first, the Pap smear (which looks for abnormal cells on the cervix) and now the HPV test (which detects the human papillomavirus that can cause cervical cancer), death rates from cervical cancer in the United States plummeted more than 60 percent between 1955 and 1992, according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

No doubt, incidence and mortality from cervical cancer will continue to decline with the advent of another major weapon: newly approved vaccines that prevent infection with the strains of HPV that cause most cases of this type o
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Treating High Blood Pressure May Add Years to Life
2. Elizabeth Barrett Brownings illness deciphered after 150 years
3. Breast cancer survivors struggle with cognitive problems several years after treatment
4. More years to life and life to years through increased motivation for an active life
5. Ovarian Tumors May Develop Years After Fertility Therapy
6. Simple lifestyle changes can add a decade or more healthy years to the average lifespan
7. Unvaccinated Kids Behind Largest U.S. Measles Outbreak in Years: Study
8. Antidepressant Use Skyrocketed in Past 20 Years: CDC
9. Older women still suffer from hot flushes and night sweats years after the menopause finds study
10. Good health at low cost 25 years on - what makes a successful health system?
11. Almost half of cancer survivors have ill health in later years
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
40 Years On, the Triumphs and Challenges of America's 'War on Cancer'
(Date:10/1/2014)... adage that encourages people to keep their "eyes on ... to exercise. When walking, staying focused on a specific ... shorter and help people walk there faster, psychology researchers ... walking while looking around the environment naturally, offers a ... "People are less interested in exercise if physical activity ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Chino Hills, CA (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 ... the internationally-franchised Fit Body Boot Camp fitness boot camps, ... selling personal training , with sold out business ... a stint as marketing consultant to a recent Spike ... looming, Keuilian says that now is the time for ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... WASHINGTON, D.C. and ATLANTA (PRWEB) October 01, ... and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing ... the 2014 Information Security Executive® and Project ... Executives include top-ranking decision makers representing organizations ... and academics. Projects include large-scale technology endeavors ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 01, 2014 Beverly Hills licensed Clinical ... is celebrating 20 years of private practice in her ... people to achieve greater joy and fulfillment in their ... warning signs and suggestions for anyone who suspects they ... “Believe it or not, it’s not always easy ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... NoteSwift Inc., announced today their new NoteSwift™ 2.0 ... NoteSwift is the bridge between the EHR and Dragon ... clinical information at the point of care. NoteSwift reduces ... by more than half – and virtually eliminates mouse ... state impedes EHR use according to the June 12, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Keeping your eyes on the prize can help with exercise, NYU study finds 2Health News:Keeping your eyes on the prize can help with exercise, NYU study finds 3Health News:Bedros Keuilian Shares Tips on Selling Personal Training for the Holidays 2Health News:Bedros Keuilian Shares Tips on Selling Personal Training for the Holidays 3Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 2Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 3Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 4Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 5Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 6Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 7Health News:Prominent Beverly Hills Psychologist Dr. Kathleen Mojas Celebrating 20 Years in Private Practice Identifies Common Warning Signs That You May Be In a Toxic Relationship. 2Health News:Prominent Beverly Hills Psychologist Dr. Kathleen Mojas Celebrating 20 Years in Private Practice Identifies Common Warning Signs That You May Be In a Toxic Relationship. 3Health News:NoteSwift Joins Allscripts Developer Program 2Health News:NoteSwift Joins Allscripts Developer Program 3
... and LAKE FOREST, Calif., March 26 ... Board: ISGT) ("InSight") has, through a subsidiary, entered into ... PER ) ( www.perotsystems.com ) to provide enhanced ... IT services. Perot Systems will implement a full ...
... the Venture Capital Community to Drive Innovation through Investment ... March 26 The 510(k) program is under siege ... scientists complained in a letter to Congress that CDRH ... for 510(k)s. They followed that complaint to Congress ...
... Sleep disordered breathing, also known as sleep apnea, is ... and particularly in linemen, according to Mayo Clinic research. ... body of research examining the relationship between sleep apnea ... study will be presented Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at ...
... March 26 While it is touted as a major ... (EHR) has serious implications for Americans, health privacy. The ... law (H.R. 1, Public Law No. 111-5) weakens individuals, control ... economic stimulus law plans for every American to use an ...
... is Here Express, bus tour will be stopping in ... various cities throughout the state in order to help ... provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free. With ... of the nation (8.1 percent), the Partnership for Prescription ...
... M. Kennedy and Kay Bailey Hutchison introduced legislation ... modernizing and advancing the national cancer program of ... ALERT (Access to Life-saving Early detection, Research and ... the national cancer program and improve cancer research, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:InSight Health Services Holdings Corp. and Perot Systems Corporation Announce Seven-Year Revenue Cycle Management Agreement 2Health News:InSight Health Services Holdings Corp. and Perot Systems Corporation Announce Seven-Year Revenue Cycle Management Agreement 3Health News:InSight Health Services Holdings Corp. and Perot Systems Corporation Announce Seven-Year Revenue Cycle Management Agreement 4Health News:FDA Fireside Chat @ The 8th Annual MedTech Investing Conference May 6-7, 2009 2Health News:FDA Fireside Chat @ The 8th Annual MedTech Investing Conference May 6-7, 2009 3Health News:FDA Fireside Chat @ The 8th Annual MedTech Investing Conference May 6-7, 2009 4Health News:Mayo clinic: Retired national football league linemen have high incidence of sleep apnea 2Health News:Economic Stimulus Law Weakens Americans' Control Over Personal Health Information 2Health News:Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help Tennessee Workers Hurt by Recession 2Health News:Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help Tennessee Workers Hurt by Recession 3Health News:The AACR commends Senators Kennedy and Hutchison on the 21st Century Cancer ALERT Act 2
(Date:9/30/2014)... -- Decision Resources Group finds that the Asia Pacific ... China , India , Japan ... 2023. Dental implant procedure volumes will grow as physicians are increasingly ... Other key findings from Decision Resources Group,s coverage of the ... , Dental implant penetration: Penetration of dental implants among the ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... According to the ... Product [Enzymes (Glycosyltransferase, Neuraminidase, Glycosidase), Instruments (HPLC, ... (Immunology, Oncology) & by End User - ... provides a detailed overview of the major ... and strategies impacting the global glycomics enzymes, ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... LOS ANGELES , Sept. 30, 2014   ... apnea shopping destination , today announced that it now ... ResMed . AirSense CPAPs are the first sleep apnea ... makes it simple and easy to track and share ... the overall effectiveness of their CPAP therapy.  In addition, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Asia Pacific Dental Implant Market Will Grow at a Strong Rate Through 2023 2Asia Pacific Dental Implant Market Will Grow at a Strong Rate Through 2023 3Glycobiology / Glycomics Market Worth $928.11 Million by 2019 2Glycobiology / Glycomics Market Worth $928.11 Million by 2019 3Glycobiology / Glycomics Market Worth $928.11 Million by 2019 4Easy Breathe Now Offers World's First "Smart" CPAP Device to Treat Sleep Apnea 2Easy Breathe Now Offers World's First "Smart" CPAP Device to Treat Sleep Apnea 3Easy Breathe Now Offers World's First "Smart" CPAP Device to Treat Sleep Apnea 4
... , CHICAGO, Dec. 16 A new ... clinical review of specialty pharmaceuticals has increased health plan staff ... , AIM, a leading diagnostic imaging benefit management and technology ... and an operating subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: ...
... Dec. 16 Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP ), ... announced that it will host a conference call to discuss ... on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at 8 a.m. Central time. ... results earlier that morning, before the U.S. stock market open ...
Cached Medicine Technology:American Imaging Management's New Specialty Drug Program Delivers Immediate Results 2American Imaging Management's New Specialty Drug Program Delivers Immediate Results 3American Imaging Management's New Specialty Drug Program Delivers Immediate Results 4
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: