Mortality

Liver Cancer the Fastest-Growing Cause of Cancer Deaths in United States

Liver Cancer the Fastest-Growing Cause of Cancer Deaths in United States

Liver cancer mortality has increased at a faster pace than other cancers in the United States, but substantial disparities exists in mortality rates for race/ethnicity and state of residence.

Annual Report Shows Decline in Cancer Death Rates, 1975-2014

Annual Report Shows Decline in Cancer Death Rates, 1975-2014

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The joint report states that overall cancer rates have decreased for men, women, and children in all major race and ethnic groups. However, progress has been limited for some cancers.

Thyroid Cancer Incidence and Mortality Up in U.S. Since 1974

Thyroid Cancer Incidence and Mortality Up in U.S. Since 1974

Increase mainly due to papillary thyroid cancer, which increased in incidence for all SEER stages at diagnosis

Mortality Rates Highest Among Youngest Oncology Patients, Particularly Minorities

Mortality Rates Highest Among Youngest Oncology Patients, Particularly Minorities

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Cancer deaths within 1 month of diagnosis occur most often in patients younger than 1 years, especially among Blacks and Hispanics.

Does Pregnancy Increase Risk of Death in Women With Breast Cancer?

Does Pregnancy Increase Risk of Death in Women With Breast Cancer?

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Pregnancy around the time of, or after, diagnosis of breast cancer is not associated with an increased risk of death.

Decipher Genomic Classifier Prognostic for Distant Prostate Metastasis

Decipher Genomic Classifier Prognostic for Distant Prostate Metastasis

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The Decipher genomic classifier obtained from biopsy samples was prognostic for distant metastases and prostate cancer-specific mortality.

Volunteer Programs Designed to Support Cancer Patients at the Very End of Life

Volunteer Programs Designed to Support Cancer Patients at the Very End of Life

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NODA and V3 are volunteer programs that provide a compassionate presence for patients who are alone in their final hours.

Women Treated for DCIS Have Slightly Lower Risk for All-Cause Mortality

Women Treated for DCIS Have Slightly Lower Risk for All-Cause Mortality

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Risk for all-cause mortality is lower among older women treated for DCIS.

Trends in Behaviors, Medical Practice Indicate Mortality From Melanoma Will Decline

Trends in Behaviors, Medical Practice Indicate Mortality From Melanoma Will Decline

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Using statistical models, predictions were made for death rates from melanoma in 3 three countries and based on availability of a treatment.

HNSCC Survival Worse for Patients in Lower Socioeconomic Population

HNSCC Survival Worse for Patients in Lower Socioeconomic Population

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Investigators determined the impact of socioeconomic status on disease status at presentation and survival among patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Despite High Morbidity, Mortality Low With Human Metapneumovirus

Despite High Morbidity, Mortality Low With Human Metapneumovirus

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Human metapneumovirus infections were associated with significant morbidity in patients with cancer; however, 30-day mortality rates were low.

Alarming Racial Disparities in Cervical Cancer Mortality Rates

Alarming Racial Disparities in Cervical Cancer Mortality Rates

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A new study that only included women with a cervix has found the risk of dying from cervical cancer is higher than previously thought.

Cancer Mortality Rates Continue to Drop in the United States

Cancer Mortality Rates Continue to Drop in the United States

Cancer mortality rates in the United States have dropped, according to a new ACS report.

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.

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