Experts predict, three quarters of cancer patients will survive for ten years within the next decade

The Daily Mail has reported on predictions from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Conference in Chicago, that within the next decade three quarters of cancer patients will survive for ten years.

Researchers indicated that by 2027, three quarters of patients in the US and UK could expect to live for at least a decade. As it currently stands in the UK roughly half of patients can expect to live for at least ten years.

Dr Richard Schilsky, senior vice president and chief medical officer of ASCO echoed the predictions saying: "A combination of better screening, earlier diagnosis and more effective therapy are contributing to slow but steady improvements in cancer therapy.  We can be extremely hopeful that we've come very far and the pace of progress is accelerating".

The article from The Daily Mail can be accessed online here.

Page published: Mon 12 June 2017

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