Oncology & Cancer

Cancer survival rates are improving in Australia

Cancer survival rates in Australia are continuing to improve and the rate at which Australians are being diagnosed with cancer has been declining since 2008, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health ...

Oncology & Cancer

Lung cancer screening rates increase with access to Medicare

Lung cancer screening is recommended only for those who are at high risk for the disease—adults ages 50­–80 who smoke at least 20 packs a year—but even among members of that high-risk group, screening rates remain ...

Oncology & Cancer

COVID-19 vaccine effective in patients with lung cancer

Although the COVID-19 vaccines have been proven safe and effective in the general population, little is known about whether patients with lung cancer would develop a protective anti-spike antibody response because these patients ...

Oncology & Cancer

50 years on, real progress in war against cancer

Since 1971, when the U.S. government made defeating cancer a goal and put major funding behind it, death rates for many cancers have plummeted, but some are increasing, according to a new American Cancer Society report.

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