Navigation Links
Lung Cancer Rates Begin to Decline for U.S. Women
Date:9/16/2011

THURSDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of new lung cancer cases among American women is finally beginning to decline, much as it has for men in for years, a new U.S. government report shows.

New cases of lung malignancies fell by 2.2 percent per year on average for women between 2006 and 2008, after rising an average of 0.5 percent between 1999 and 2006, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Men's lung cancer incidence continued its long, slow decline, the agency added, but the pace of that decline has sped up in recent years. New cases fell by an average of 1.4 percent per year between 1999 and 2006 but that accelerated to a drop of nearly 3 percent per year by 2006-2008, the CDC said.

Between 1999 and 2008, declines in new lung cancer cases were seen among men in 35 states, while the rate remained stable in nine states. For women, six states -- California, Florida, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Washington -- saw declines in lung cancer incidence during the same time period. Lung cancer rates for women remained stable in 24 states and they increased slightly in 14 states, the CDC team found.

While the trends are heartening, more needs to be done to stop the nation's number one cancer killer, said CDC Director Dr. Thomas R. Freiden. "Although lung cancer among men and women has decreased over the past few years, too many people continue to get sick and die from lung cancers, most of which are caused by smoking," he said in an agency news release. "The more we invest in proven tobacco control efforts, the fewer people will die from lung cancer."

Declines in lung cancer rates seemed closely tied to the fading popularity of lighting up. The report's authors note that lung cancers fell fastest in the West, where smoking among both men and women is lowest.

According to the reports' authors, certain moves by states seemed to result in steeper declines in lung cancer cases. The
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Enhancing arrest of cell growth to treat cancer in mice
2. Paxil Blocks Tamoxifen, Lowers Survival Odds Against Breast Cancer
3. The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Joins the Commission on Cancer
4. Low forms of cyclin E reduce breast cancer drugs effectiveness
5. Racial disparities persist in the diagnosis of advanced breast cancer and colon cancer in the U.S.
6. Soft drinks may increase risk of pancreatic cancer
7. UH Case Medical Center researchers publish promising findings for advanced cervical cancer
8. Genes Play Role in Prognosis With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers
9. Single gene mutation induces endometrial cancer
10. Certain genetic profiles associated with recurrence-free survival for non-small cell lung cancer
11. Molecular pathways linked to sex, age affect outcomes in lung cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Lung Cancer Rates Begin to Decline for U.S. Women
(Date:4/24/2014)... ATLANTA--Dr. Richard Plemper, a professor in the new ... has received a five-year, $2.83 million federal grant ... (RSV) infection. , The grant from the Eunice ... Human Development of the National Institutes of Health ... an anti-RSV drug and at least one distinct ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... better to give than to receive at least if ... suggests. , The study found that 15- and 16-year-olds who ... to family members, are less likely to become depressed than ... keeping the money for themselves. , The researchers detail their ... Sciences . , The study focused on the ventral striatum, ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... In 2009 the influenza pH1N1 virus caused the first ... Finland in May 2009 and killed more than 50 ... infects Finns mainly during flu epidemics (winter/spring seasons). ... to serious complicated illnesses. World Health Organization has recommended ... illness. The disadvantage of this drug is that it ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... researchers say clinical trials for a new experimental ... very promising. Patients treated with CPX-351, a combination ... showing better responses than patients treated with the ... myeloid leukemia is an aggressive blood cancer with ... older patients," explained Jeffrey Lancet, M.D., senior member ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... Johns Hopkins scientists report that rats exposed to high-energy ... deep space mission, show lapses in attention and slower ... extremely low dose ranges. , The cognitive impairments ... of the animals appear to be linked to ... findings, if found to hold true in humans, suggest ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Study: Altruistic adolescents less likely to become depressed 2Health News:Moffitt Cancer Center's phase 3 study may be game-changer for acute myeloid leukemia 2Health News:Some astronauts at risk for cognitive impairment, animal studies suggest 2Health News:Some astronauts at risk for cognitive impairment, animal studies suggest 3
... affect smoking behavior and cancer incidence not clear ... Scientists have pinpointed an area on chromosome 15 that has ... for lung cancer. , This finding offers yet more evidence ... smoking. However, whether these gene variants represent a direct risk ...
... $200,000 Benefit for Local Economy, METAIRIE, La., April ... to orthodontic and dental practices,worldwide, produces television advertisements for ... year, the production of those ads came home to,New ... back to New Orleans, not only,because of the prime ...
... researchers led by Anders Nr, PhD, of the ... a mechanism controlling multidrug resistance in fungi. This ... infections that frequently plague individuals with compromised immunity, ... with immunosuppressive drugs, and AIDS patients. The findings ...
... have been indicted in connection with an $11 ... Attorney General,Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division ... District of Florida announced today., Dr. Ana ... Beatriz,Delgado, 48, Angel Rodriguez, 40, Sandra Mateos, 43, ...
... Lilly and,Company (NYSE: LLY ) has adjusted the ... financial results announcement. The company will still,announce its financial ... 21, 2008. Lilly will also conduct a conference call ... further detail the company,s,financial performance., The conference call ...
... by National Science Board and,Council on Foundations in ... Corporation,the health care, nutrition and innovative materials company, ... be honored, respectively,by the National Science Board and ... science education and science literacy at two,separate ceremonies ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Gene Variants Linked to Lung Cancer Identified 2Health News:Gene Variants Linked to Lung Cancer Identified 3Health News:Gene Variants Linked to Lung Cancer Identified 4Health News:OrthoSynetics(TM) Brings Ad Production Home to New Orleans 2Health News:Study identifies mechanism underlying multidrug resistance in fungi 2Health News:Seven Miami-Area Residents Charged in $11 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme 2Health News:Bayer to Receive Two Top National Awards for Its Science Education, Science Literacy Work 2Health News:Bayer to Receive Two Top National Awards for Its Science Education, Science Literacy Work 3Health News:Bayer to Receive Two Top National Awards for Its Science Education, Science Literacy Work 4Health News:Bayer to Receive Two Top National Awards for Its Science Education, Science Literacy Work 5Health News:Bayer to Receive Two Top National Awards for Its Science Education, Science Literacy Work 6
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... its catalogue: Global ... Systems -- Focus on End Users ... OBJECTIVES A drug delivery system ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  A novel wearable injector slightly larger than ... for patients to self-inject prescription drugs in the large doses ... blood diseases, autoimmune deficiencies, and genetic disorders.  ... $220B by 2018, according to analysts.   Many of these drugs ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... North America,s leading business partnering event ... 30 th edition of its annual conference at the ... 21-24. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131028/NY05330LOGO-a ) ... specialty chemical companies will take part in the conference, which ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 16Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 17Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 18Enable Injections Presents A New Class of Injectors for Drug Delivery at PEPTalk, Drug Delivery Partnership Meetings 2Media Advisory: InformEx 2014 Events & Speaker Lineup for 30th Edition Conference in Miami Beach 2
... Cardinal Health today announced the launch of its new ... increase efficiencies and minimize waste in acute drainage, biopsy ... trays include the essential clinical supplies needed for each ... organizing supplies for procedures and the amount of waste ...
... Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX ... acquired Probiotica Laboratorios Ltda., a leader in sports ... markets a full line of over-the-counter sports nutrition ... percent share of the market. Valeant will acquire ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cardinal Health Introduces Diagnostic Procedure Trays 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Acquires Probiotica in Brazil 2
... gel electrophoresis system mirrors a 96-well plate ... of PCR products to take place easily ... (96-well) plate. Loading can be carried out directly ... time in the industry two sets of ...
... Platform is designed with a spring-loaded mechanism ... E-Gel® 48 gel cassettes stay firmly in ... placement and loading from one gel to ... to the robot loading software. In addition, ...
... seamless eliminating the possibility of leakage around glued ... temperature resistant gel trays meaning you do no ... added user friendliness, the Primo tanks come with ... The Primo Gel Systems are designed to be ...
Designed for rapid, routine electrophoresis for nucleic acids. The Mini unit is designed with a choice of two casting systems: standard casting trays that require sealing tape; or aluminum-gated cast...
Medicine Products: