Cancer advances 'have benefited younger people more' Medical News Today

February 20, 2015 8:15 AM

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Their analysis, published online by JAMA Oncology, uses data on patients diagnosed with cancer of the colon or rectum, breast, prostate, lung, liver, pancreas or ovary from 1990 to 2009 who were included in registries of the National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program.

No disparities in survival rates were found according to patients' race, except for a wider gap in ovarian cancer; and in prostate cancer, African-Americans fared better than white patients.

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