Navigation Links
Cancer incidence and mortality drops among American men and women, according to annual report
Date:11/25/2008

The overall incidence of cancer and death due to cancer dropped for the first time in men and women in the United States, according to a report published in the November 25 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Each year the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries provide a report on current cancer trends in the United States. Because smoking accounts for approximately 30 percent of all cancer deaths nationwide, this year's report includes state-by-state information on lung cancer incidence and mortality, as well as on trends of tobacco use and control.

The overall decline in incidence and mortality is due largely to decreases in the three most common cancers in men (prostate, lung, and colorectal) and in two of the three most common in women (breast and colorectal cancer). Although lung cancer mortality in women has stabilized nationally since 2003, the only state to show a statistically significant decline was California. By contrast, lung cancer incidence or mortality increased in 18 states, most of which are in the Midwest or South.

"The observed decrease in the incidence and death rates from all cancers combined in men and women overall and in nearly all racial and ethnic groups is highly encouraging," the authors write. "However, this must be seen as a starting point rather than a destination. A dual approach will be needed to sustain and extend this progress into the future. First, the application of existing knowledge must be improved so that evidence-based interventions reach all segments of the population. Second, ongoing research is needed to improve our current methods of prevention, early detection, and treatment."


'/>"/>

Contact: Liz Savage
jncimedia@oxfordjournals.org
301-841-1287
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Annual report to the nation finds declines in cancer incidence and death rates
2. LSUHSCs Dr. Xiao Cheng Wu co-authors annual report to the nation on cancer
3. Weight Boosts Older Womens Breast Cancer Risk
4. U.S. Cancer Rate-Death Rate Combo Drops for 1st Time
5. Some Breast Cancers May Regress on Their Own
6. Physicists receive patent for improved cancer therapy device
7. USC researchers identify novel approach for suppressing prostate cancer development
8. Mammograms may detect some cancers that would have otherwise regressed
9. Transfusions increase clot risk in hospitalized cancer patients
10. Foundation Venture Capital Group Invests in Company Working to Protect Healthy Tissue During Cancer Treatment
11. TargetScan Evaluation is Shown to Deliver Potentially Higher Cancer Detection Rate and More Accurate Assessment of Grade
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Michael Vick announced his retirement ... quarterback position. The former overall number one pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, to ... holds the record for the most career rushing yards by a quarterback (6,109) and ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) , ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... sky-high by the glitterati, those unreal icons inhabiting the rarified air of pop and ... by the paparazzi and anyone snapping pictures: the smile. Grins now run the gamut ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... The John P. McGovern Museum ... allows anyone, anywhere to track their cognitive health, and share results with their physicians. ... brain health on the museum's website. , BrainCheck founder, Dr. David Eagleman, formerly at ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... symplrTM, a ... solutions, today announced that Kyle Allain has joined the company as Vice President ... and operations, including provider, payor and managed care solutions. , A seasoned ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Pitavastatin, a relatively new statin, has relevance ... to have significant interactions with antiretroviral therapy (ART). Among people living with ... inflammation in the bloodstream. , While lowering cholesterol and dampening inflammation are beneficial ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... 2017  RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII), a ... significant unmet medical needs, today announced that it ... product development program, based on its proprietary self-delivering ... Dermatology (SID) 76 th Annual Meeting.  The ... sciences relevant to skin health and disease through ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... , April 20, 2017  AbbVie (NYSE: ... 99 percent (n=145/146) of chronic hepatitis C virus ... 5 or 6 and compensated cirrhosis (Child-Pugh A) ... (SVR 12 ) with its investigational, pan-genotypic regimen ... rates were seen following 12 weeks of G/P ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the ... Market Analysis By Service (Manufacturing, Research), By Country, (Brazil, Mexico, ... report to their offering. ... The Latin American pharmaceutical contract manufacturing services market ... Low drug registration cost in Latin American countries and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: