Cancer Rates

Well Water a Suspected Cause of Bladder Cancer in New England

Well Water a Suspected Cause of Bladder Cancer in New England

Researchers believe arsenic exposure might contribute to higher-than-normal rates of bladder cancer in the region.

CDC: U.S. Cancer Rates Continue to Drop

CDC: U.S. Cancer Rates Continue to Drop

Many cancer types continue to experience a steady rate drop, but there's been a concerning increase in liver cancer.

Differences in Cancer Rates Seen Among Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Populations

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Significant differences in cancer rates were found between Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs), according to a special report within Cancer Facts & Figures 2016.

HPV Oropharyngeal Cancer Prevalence varies by Geographic Region

HPV Oropharyngeal Cancer Prevalence varies by Geographic Region

HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer prevalence varies between Western Europe and Eastern Europe, according to study data.

Latest ACS Report Shows Cancer Death Rate Continues to Decline

Latest ACS Report Shows Cancer Death Rate Continues to Decline

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The cancer death rate has dropped by 23% since its peak in 1991, averting more than 1.7 million cancer deaths through 2012, with advances in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment a part of this rate decline.

Cancer Burdens Differ in Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Populations

Cancer Burdens Differ in Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Populations

Generally, indigenous cancer rates are lower, except for lung cancer in men and cervical cancer in women.

Cancer incidence and mortality are lower among Hispanics

Cancer incidence and mortality are lower among Hispanics

Variations in cancer risk are likely due to differences in exposure to carcinogens, screening rates, and lifestyle factors.

Areas of United States found to have excessive colorectal cancer mortality

Areas of United States found to have excessive colorectal cancer mortality

Areas of the U.S. with higher colorectal cancer rates include parts of the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia, and eastern Virginia.

Rate of new prostate cancer diagnoses drops

Rate of new prostate cancer diagnoses drops

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New diagnoses of prostate cancer have declined in the U.S. following the 2011 USPSTF draft recommendation regarding the use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screenings.

Men more likely to get esophageal cancer than 3 decades ago

Men more likely to get esophageal cancer than 3 decades ago

The rate of esophageal cancer rates in men have climbed radically since the 1980s, according to new statistics from Cancer Research UK.

Colorectal cancer rates down overall but higher for younger Americans

Colorectal cancer rates down overall but higher for younger Americans

Research suggests that over the last 20 years colorectal cancer (CRC) rates been increasing among young and early middle-aged American adults.

Melanoma incidence higher in airline pilots and crew

Melanoma incidence higher in airline pilots and crew

Airline pilots and cabin crew have an increased incidence of melanoma, nearly twice that of the general population, according to a meta-analysis published online.

Lung cancer rates declining but vary by subtype, sex, race/ethnicity, and age

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A new analysis confirms that US lung cancer rates are declining overall, but it also uncovers previously unrecognized trends related to cancer subtype, sex, race/ethnicity, and age.

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