Progress against cancer?

  title={Progress against cancer?},
  author={John C. Bailar and Elaine M. Smith},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={314 19},
We assessed the overall progress against cancer during the years 1950 to 1982. In the United States, these years were associated with increases in the number of deaths from cancer, in the crude cancer-related mortality rate, in the age-adjusted mortality rate, and in both the crude and the age-adjusted incidence rates, whereas reported survival rates (crude and relative) for cancer patients also increased. In our view, the best single measure of progress against cancer is change in the age… CONTINUE READING