Cancer Research Saves Lives
- The National Cancer Institute estimates that approximately 13.7 million
Americans with a history of cancer were alive in 2013.
- Among adults, the five-year survival rate for all cancers combined is
approximately 68 percent – an increase of 19 percent since 1975.
- The five-year survival rate for all childhood cancers combined is
approximately 83 percent – an increase of 30 percent since 1975.
Source: Cancer Trends Progress Report, National Cancer Institute
At St. Vincent's HealthCare we participate in a number of Clinical Trials for more information contact Abby Hart, RN, BSN, CPHON, St. Vincent’s Cancer Research Nurse, at 904-308-8634.
For information about cancer research studies anywhere, call the Cancer Information Service at 800-4-CANCER. You can also check for cancer research studies on the National Cancer Institute's website athttp://cancertrials.nci.nih.gov. For more information about cancer trials in Florida, visit www.floridacancertrials.com.