U.S. cancer survival rates improving

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The proportion of people surviving years after a cancer diagnosis is improving, according to a new analysis. Men and women ages 50 to 64, who were diagnosed in 2005 to 2009 with a variety of cancer types, were 39 to 68 percent more likely to be alive five years later, compared to...

Appalachia: Where Place Matters in Health

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Behringer, and Friedell discuss health disparities in Appalachia. The areas considered to be a part of Appalachia have high rates of cancer. The highest rates are seen in cervical cancer, heart disease and premature mortality. Behringer and Friedell utilize studies that were done...

Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1975-2006, featuring colorectal cancer trends and impact of interventions (risk factors, screening, and treatment) to reduce future rates

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Edwards, Ward, Kohler, Eheman, Zauber, Anderson, Jemal, Schymura, et. al, start of by providing a little background information on where they obtained their data from and the cancer in which they were interested in studying. In this article they focus on incidence and death rate...

Tobacco smoking and cancer: A meta-analysis

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Gandini, Botteri, Iodice, Boniol, Lowenfels, Maisonneuve, and Boyle look at what association exists between smoking cigarettes and lung, oral cavity, pharynx, pancreas, urinary bladder, renal pelvis and urethra cancers. They also look at whether certain associations observed...