Overall cancer death rates continued to decline among men, women, children, and adolescents and young adults in every major racial and ethnic group in the United States from 2015 to 2019, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. From 2014 to 2018, overall cancer incidence, or new cases of cancer, remained stable for men and children but increased for women and adolescents and young adults. This year’s report, published October 27, 2022, in Cancer, also highlights longer-term trends in pancreatic cancer, as well as racial and ethnic disparities in incidence and death rates for many individual cancer sites.
New Study Shows Patients Paying More Out-of-Pocket Costs for Cancer Care
A new, large study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center shows rising costs of cancer treatments led to increases in […]
New Study Shows Adults with Limited English Proficiency have Worse Access to Health Care and Cancer Prevention Services
New findings led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) show even after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), adults in the United States with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) had consistently worse access to medical care, including cancer prevention services, than adults without LEP.
High Burden of Liver, Stomach and Cervical Cancers among the Hispanic/Latino Population Highlights Access to Care Challenges
A new report shows that although Hispanic men and women in the continental United States and Hawaii have 25% to 30% lower overall cancer incidence and mortality than non-Hispanic Whites, they continue to have a higher risk of potentially preventable, infection-related cancers, including approximately two-fold higher rates of liver and stomach cancers.
Data Continues to Show that Americans Need at Least 5 Hours Per Week of Physical Activity to Prevent Some Cancers
A new report finds more than 46,000 cancer cases annually in the United States could be prevented if Americans met the 5 hours per week of moderate-intensity recommended physical activity guidelines. […]
Cancer Deaths Attributable to Cigarette Smoking in 152 U.S. Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas
In both sexes combined, the proportion of smoking-related cancer deaths ranged from 8.8-35.7%, with at least 20% of all cancer deaths attributable to cigarette smoking in 147 out of 152 of evaluated metropolitan areas.
Female Breast Cancer Surpasses Lung as the Most Commonly Diagnosed Cancer Worldwide
Cancer ranks as a leading cause of death in every country in the world, and, for the first time, female breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer, overtaking lung […]
Study Finds Missing Regular Mammogram Increases Risk of Death from Breast Cancer
Attendance at regular mammography screening substantially reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer, according to a large study of over half a million women, funded by the American Cancer Society and published in the journal Radiology.