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Cancer survival doubles

16th May 2007

Data from Cancer Research UK (CRU) has revealed that the chance of surviving cancer 10 years after diagnosis has doubled during the past thirty years.

The new research for CRU shows that the 10-year survival rate for all cancers combined is currently 46.2%, while three decades ago it was 23.6%.

Survival rates vary between different types of cancer, from 2.5% for pancreatic cancer to 95% for testicular cancer.

In a set of new targets, CRU wants to raise the five-year survival by two-thirds by 2020.


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