An assessment of progress in cancer control

Rebecca L. Siegel, Ahmedin Jemal, Richard C. Wender, Ted Gansler, Jiemin Ma, Otis W. Brawley

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Abstract

This article summarizes cancer mortality trends and disparities based on data from the National Center for Health Statistics. It is the first in a series of articles that will describe the American Cancer Society's vision for how cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment can be transformed to lower the cancer burden in the United States, and sets the stage for a national cancer control plan, or blueprint, for the American Cancer Society goals for reducing cancer mortality by the year 2035. Although steady progress in reducing cancer mortality has been made over the past few decades, it is clear that much more could, and should, be done to save lives through the comprehensive application of currently available evidence-based public health and clinical interventions to all segments of the population. CA Cancer J Clin 2018;000:000-000.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-339
Number of pages11
JournalCA Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Volume68
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cancer control
  • cancer mortality
  • health disparities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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