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The fight against cancer touches all of us, either personally or through our loved ones. Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, accounting for an estimated 9.6 million deaths, or one in six deaths. Lung, prostate, colorectal, stomach and liver cancer are the most common types of cancer in men, while breast, colorectal, lung, cervical and thyroid cancer are the most common among women.
The cancer burden continues to grow globally, exerting tremendous physical, emotional and financial strain on individuals, families, communities and health systems. In the United States, where health systems are strong, survival rates of many types of cancers continue to improve thanks to accessible early detection, quality treatment and survivorship care.
In this special section, we feature a collection of articles provided by some of the leading authorities on the disease. These articles provide personal stories, news of recent statistics, breakthroughs and learnings, and some philosophies on the ever-important issue of screenings, treatments and prevention.
Inside this supplement:
A Young Mother’s Battle With Lung Cancer
City of Hope is a world leader in cancer research, treatment and prevention. Here, doctors partner with scientists to transform laboratory breakthroughs into treatments that outsmart cancer, as well as diabetes and other life-threatening diseases… Read More
Prevention and Early Detection Face Societal
Cancer prevention and early detection measures show mixed progress, and substantial racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic disparities continue to exist according to the recent American Cancer Society (ACS)… Read More
Engineered Immune Cells Appear to Prevent Spread
Scientists have genetically engineered immune cells, called myeloid cells, to precisely deliver an anticancer signal to organs where cancer may spread… Read More
Most Adults Lack Knowledge About Palliative Care
The majority of surveyed Americans had an inadequate understanding of palliative care, and frequency of health care utilization was one determinant of knowledge, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research… Read More
Early Detection Legislation Introduced in Senate
The Prevent Cancer Foundation announced this month that it applauds the Senate introduction of the Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act of 2021. This development follows the House’s introduction of H.R. 1946 in March and strong support of the bipartisan legislation from more than 300 organizations across all 50 states… Read More
Improved Detection Strategies Needed in Breast Cancer Survivorship Care
Anew study finds breast cancer survivors in general have higher risk of new cancer diagnosis compared to healthy individuals… Read More