Latest War on Cancer Stories

Hispanics Have Higher Rate Of Death From Cancer Than From Heart Disease
2012-09-18 08:41:48

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New evidence from the American Cancer Society reveals that, even though there is an overall drop in death rates, cancer has become one of the leading causes of death for Hispanics in the U.S. In 2009, a total of 29,935 individuals of Hispanic heritage died of cancer compared to 29,611 deaths from heart disease. In the study, researchers tracked how cancer had surpassed heart disease as the number one disease causing death. In...

Report Finds 18 Million Cancer Survivors By 2022
2012-06-15 09:48:38

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Olivia Newton-John, star of the cult hit film “Grease,” once said “My cancer scare changed my life.  I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.” Surviving cancer is a major accomplishment and a new study finds that there will be a rise in the number of cancer survivors over the next few years. A recent report by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) stated that...

2012-03-29 11:57:13

A new report released on Wednesday has U.S. cancer rates on the decline. This decline is the result of a more than 10 year trend. Since 1999, the rate of new cancer cases has been slowly shrinking at a rate of about half a percent each year. Over all, the rate of fatal cancers has dropped by 1.5 percent in adults and 1.7 percent in children. This news comes from a new collaborative report by various cancer groups. According to Fox News, Dr. Marcus Piescia of the Centers for Disease Control...

2012-03-29 09:07:59

Dana-Farber president: Encouraging news, but improvements are still needed A report from the nation's leading cancer organizations shows rates of death in the United States from all cancers for men and women continued to decline between 2004 and 2008. The findings come from the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. The report also finds that the overall rate of new cancer diagnoses for men and women combined decreased an average of less than one percent per...

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