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A novel pancreatic cancer vaccine shows promise in improving survival when added to standard treatment.
A new study finds differences in screening account for more than 40 percent of the disparity in colorectal cancer incidence and nearly 20 percent of colorectal cancer mortality between blacks and whites.
A 21,626-person study published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that the five-year survival rate for children and adolescents with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common childhood cancer, improved from 83.7 percent in those diagnosed during the years 1990-1994, to 90.4 percent for those diagnosed in the years 2000-2005.
Older breast cancer patients with certain other health problems have higher mortality rates than patients without these problems.
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is calling on the federal government to make pancreatic cancer research a national priority, as the incidence and death rates for the fourth leading cause of cancer death in our country continue to increase according to "Cancer Facts & Figures 2011," a report released today by the American Cancer Society.
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, we are recognizing the 40th anniversary of the enactment of the 1971 National Cancer Act and the significant improvement in overall cancer survival rates from 50 percent to 68 percent. However, not all Americans have reason to celebrate.
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