Cancer Research Saves Lives
- There were nearly 12 million cancer survivors in the United States as of 2007.
- Among adults, the five-year survival rate for all cancers combined has increased 18 percent since 1975. It is now approximately 68 percent.
- The five-year survival rate for all childhood cancers combined has increased 30 percent since 1976. It is now nearly 80 percent.
- Advances made in cancer research have significant implications for the treatment of other diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, HIV/AIDS and macular degeneration.
Source: Facts About Cancer, American Association for Cancer Research
At St. Vincent's HealthCare we participate in a number of Clinical Trials for more information contact Sue Kreichelt, a 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.