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Trends over Time

Trends Over Time

  • Between 1950 and 1991 deaths from lung cancer in the United States increased by 550%[1]

  • In 1975 the one year survival rate for lung cancer was 34%. This survival rate increased to 41% in 1995 due to improvements in surgical techniques. [2]

  • Unfortunately, the five year survival rate for all stages combined has not changed in 30 years and remains at 14%. [2]

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1. De Perrot, M., Licker, M., Bouchardy, C., Usel, M. Robert, J., Spilopoulos, A. (2000) Sex Differences in Presentation, Management, and Prognosis of Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma. Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, 119(1): 21-6.

2. Dresler, CM., Fratelli, C., Babb, J., Everly, L., Evans, A.A., Clapper, M.L. (2000) Gender differences in genetic susceptibility for lung cancer. Lung Cancer, 30: 153-160.

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