AACR Sees Number of US Cancers Increasing by 50% in the Next 20 Years

A key quote from AACR’s 2014 Cancer Progress Report:

“During a telephone news briefing, the association’s leadership said that with an aging population, new cancer diagnoses can be expected to increase from 1.6 million this year to 2.4 million by 2035, and that developing new therapies as soon as possible is essential to address this expected surge. Half of all new cancer cases are in patients over age 50.”

The statement is cited to data from IARC.  See Ferlay J SI, Ervik M, Dikshit R, Eser S, Mathers C, Rebelo M, et al. GLOBOCAN 2012 v1.0, Cancer  incidence and mortality worldwide: IARC Cancer Base No. 11 [Internet]. Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer; 2013. [cited 2014 Jul 31].  Available from: http://globocan.iarc.fr.

For more specifics and more on cancer, see the AACR’s new 2014 Cancer Progress Report  – here.

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