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Friday, January 31, 2014

American Cancer Society annual report "Cancer Facts and Figures" - Read it here

The Corporate Communications office of the AmericanCancerSociety on Friday released,

"Cancer Facts and Figures" "an annual report from the American Cancer Society," according to a news release.
"Cancer Facts and Figures 2014" presents "the landscape on childhood cancer" and "updated state-by-state estimates for newly diagnosed cancers in adults. 22,070 people in Connecticut will be diagnosed with cancer and about 6,880 are expected to die of the disease," the release said.
 
"This year’s edition features a special section focused on childhood cancer that summarizes the most recent and comprehensive data on cancer incidence, mortality, and survival, and outlines what is known and where answers are still needed for childhood cancers," the release said.
 
"For 2014, the American Cancer Society estimates 15,780 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed and 1,960 deaths will occur among children and adolescents aged birth to 19 years. Approximately, 1 in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer before age 20 and about 1 in 530 young adults between the ages of 20 and 39 is a childhood cancer survivor. Today’s report is notable because it uses data in a more comprehensive way to look at several specific types of childhood cancer and provides a clearer picture of the childhood cancer landscape," the release said.
 
Read the full report:


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