Mortality

Cancer Mortality Decrease Observed for Children and Adolescents

Cancer Mortality Decrease Observed for Children and Adolescents

A twenty percent decrease in cancer death rate among children and adolescents has taken place from 1999 to 2014.

Fitness Nearly as Important as Not Smoking for Longevity

Fitness Nearly as Important as Not Smoking for Longevity

Low aerobic capacity has greater effect on longevity than even high cholesterol, or high blood pressure.

Survival for Patients With Liver Cancer Differs by Race

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A study of nearly 1000 patients with HCC found that black patients with the disease had a 33% greater risk of death compared with non-Hispanic whites.

Specific Lifestyle Factors Can Significantly Affect Cancer Mortality

Specific Lifestyle Factors Can Significantly Affect Cancer Mortality

Research indicates that four key lifestyle factors contribute significantly to cancer mortality outcomes.

Previous Cancers Linked to Higher Rates for Death and New Cancers in Organ Transplantation Recipients

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People who had had cancer before an organ transplant are more likely to die of any cause or of cancer, or to develop a new cancer than people had not had cancer before an organ transplant.

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.

U.S. Cancer Mortality Rates Experience Significant Drop Since 1991

U.S. Cancer Mortality Rates Experience Significant Drop Since 1991

Mortality rate changes in the United States since 1991 translate to an additional 1.7 million cancer survivors.

Experiences, Dreams, and Visions: Easing the Patient With Cancer Toward End of Life

Experiences, Dreams, and Visions: Easing the Patient With Cancer Toward End of Life

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Cancer patients in their last weeks of life may have end-of-life experiences, including dreams and visions. A study from researchers at a hospice found that these events are an important part of a patient's dying process.

Cancer Death Rate Higher Among Organ Transplant Recipients

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Cancer mortality in solid-organ transplant recipients (SOTRs) was increased compared with the cancer death rate expected in the general population.

Survival and Time to Surgery and Chemotherapy for Patients With Breast Cancer

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More than 3 months from surgery to chemotherapy and increasing delays from diagnosis to surgery in patients with breast cancer are associated with increased risk of death from the disease.

Study examines breast cancer mortality rate after diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ

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Researchers estimate the 20-year breast cancer-specific death rate for women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ to be 3.3%.

Genomic fingerprint may predict aggressive prostate cancer in African Americans

Genomic fingerprint may predict aggressive prostate cancer in African Americans

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African American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer than European American men, and are also more than twice as likely to die from it.

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.

Age-adjusted comorbidity score stratifies mortality in prostate cancer

Age-adjusted comorbidity score stratifies mortality in prostate cancer

Age-adjusted prostate cancer-specific comorbidity index is strongly predictive of other-cause mortality, according to recent study data.

Cancer-specific mortality higher in HIV-infected cancer patients

Cancer-specific mortality higher in HIV-infected cancer patients

HIV has been linked to increased risk for colorectal, lung, skin, and breast cancers, independent of treatment.

Half of U.S. cancer deaths can be linked to smoking

Half of U.S. cancer deaths can be linked to smoking

Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say, and the mortality rate of several other cancers is also strongly impacted by smoking status.

ASCO: Mortality for childhood cancer survivors continues to decline

ASCO: Mortality for childhood cancer survivors continues to decline

Fewer childhood cancer survivors die of 'late effects' from radiation and chemotherapy, according to recent research.

Aspirin use does not reduce prostate cancer mortality

Aspirin use does not reduce prostate cancer mortality

Post-diagnostic aspirin use is not associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer outcomes, according to study data.

Smoking linked to higher risk of death among colorectal cancer survivors

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Cigarette smoking doubles the mortality risk for colorectal cancer survivors.

Lung cancer now most deadly cancer in developed nations

Lung cancer now most deadly cancer in developed nations

Leading cancer killer of American women for many years

Screening based on family history of prostate cancer linked to prostate cancer-specific mortality

Screening based on family history of prostate cancer linked to prostate cancer-specific mortality

Focusing screening efforts on those with a positive family history of prostate cancer could be more effective.

More than 1.5 million cancer deaths averted over two decades of declining mortality

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A 22% decline in cancer mortality over two decades led to the avoidance of more than 1.5 million cancer deaths that would have occurred if peak rates had continued, according to the American Cancer Society.

Mortality rates not increased in pregnancy-associated malignant melanoma

Mortality rates not increased in pregnancy-associated malignant melanoma

Cause-specific mortality similar for women and girls with pregnancy-associated MM or non-PAMM.

Poor staging linked to mortality in bladder cancer

Poor staging linked to mortality in bladder cancer

In cases of bladder cancer, omission of muscle in specimen or its mention in pathology report is linked to increased mortality.

Daily aspirin may lower mortality in nonmetastatic prostate cancer

Daily aspirin may lower mortality in nonmetastatic prostate cancer

Even a small daily dose of aspirin may help lower mortality among men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer, according to research.

Nearly 5 percent of cancer patients die a month after surgery

Nearly 5 percent of cancer patients die a month after surgery

In a study of more than 1.1 million cancer patients who had surgery, almost 5 percent died within one month of their operation. Lack of access to quality care a major factor in these deaths, researchers say.

AACR: Targeted drugs and prevention reduce cancer mortality

AACR: Targeted drugs and prevention reduce cancer mortality

About 14.5 million U.S. cancer survivors are alive today, but aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress.

Patients with Medicaid or no coverage show higher cancer mortality

Patients with Medicaid or no coverage show higher cancer mortality

Patients with Medicaid insurance or no insurance coverage are less likely to receive cancer-related surgery and/or radiation and are more likely to die from cancer than those with insurance, according to an online study.

Lasting drop in prostate cancer mortality with prostate-specific antigen (PSA)

Lasting drop in prostate cancer mortality with prostate-specific antigen (PSA)

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening is associated with a lasting reduction in prostate cancer mortality, according to a study published online.

Chronic pancreatitis increases risk of cancer death

Chronic pancreatitis increases risk of cancer death

People with chronic pancreatitis are at higher risk for cancer death and also have higher incidence of other comorbidities.

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