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Cleveland Clinic Leading Clinical Program to Improve Early-Stage Lung Cancer Detection

ith lung

cancer, accounting for approximately 15 percent of all cancer


-- Lung cancer accounts for approximately 29 percent of all cancer

deaths, and will kill an estimated 160,390 Americans in 2007.(1)

Health Disparities

-- As many as 15 percent of people with lung cancer are non-


-- Over the last 60 years, female deaths from lung cancer have

increased 600 percent.(1)

-- African American men are 50 percent more likely to develop lung

cancer than Caucasian men. Additionally, African American men are

36 percent more likely to die from lung cancer than Caucasian


-- Two-thirds of all lung cancer cases are among people aged 65 years

and older.(10)

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a not-for-profit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation's best hospitals in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey. Approximately 1,800 full-time salaried physicians and researchers at Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Florida represent more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties. In 2006, there were 3.1 million outpatient visits to Cleveland Clinic. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 80 countries. There were more than 53,000 hospital admissions to Cleveland Clinic in 2006. Cleveland Clinic's Web site address is

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