America Stands At Top Of Global Cancer Survival Study

July 17, 2008

According to a new global study looking at cancer survival around the world, America stands above the rest.Washington (ChattahBox) – According to a new global study looking at cancer survival around the world, America stands above the rest.

The leader of the study Michel Coleman from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, worked with125 researchers who all analyzed data on two-million patients.

Over 31 countries were included, with patients suffering from breast, colon, and rectum cancer in women, and prostate cancer in men.

All of the patients were diagnosed between 1990 and 1994, and were followed over the five-year survival period.

At the top of the list was the United States, along with France and Japan.

At the bottom was Eastern Europe, with Algeria receiving the worst marks.

Within the U.S., race was found to play a role in survival as well.

Whites were found to have a 6 to 16% better survival rate depending on the type of cancer than African-Americans.

The study was published this week in the journal Lancet Oncology.


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