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Nearly 14 Million Cancer Survivors in U.S.: Report
Date:3/27/2013

ave made over the past several years -- namely that with earlier diagnosis and better treatments, the numbers of cancer survivors is rapidly increasing," he said. "The urgent need though is for us to better understand how to care for cancer survivors. As cancer becomes a 'chronic disease,' we need more research to optimally manage the patients who survive cancer."

The report appears in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention and will be presented at the AACR annual meeting, held from April 6 to 10 in Washington, D.C.

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The U.S. National Institutes of Health has more about cancer survivors.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCES: William Oh, M.D., chief, division of hematology/oncology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City; American Association for Cancer Research, news release, March 27, 2013


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