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AACR Cancer Progress Report Reveals 33% Decrease in Cancer Death Rate, 1990 to 2020

(HealthDay News) — The age-adjusted overall cancer death rate in the United States decreased by 33% from 1991 to 2020, according to the annual AACR Cancer Progress Report 2023 published online by the American Association for Cancer Research. The annual report provides the latest statistics on cancer etiology, mortality, and survivorship, as well as updates and context regarding the latest research in cancer.

According to the report, 14 new anticancer therapeutics were approved by the US Food and Drug Administration during Aug. 1, 2022, to July 31, 2023, including a new gene therapy-based immunotherapeutic for bladder cancer, a first-in-class antibody drug conjugate for ovarian cancer, and 4 new T-cell engaging bispecific antibodies for hematologic malignancies. In addition, 2 new imaging agents were approved and the use of 12 previously approved anticancer therapeutics were expanded. Between 1991 and 2020, the age-adjusted overall cancer death rate in the United States decreased by 33%, resulting in an estimated 3.8 million cancer deaths averted due in large part to advances in prevention, early detection, and treatment. A 43% decline was seen in breast cancer mortality between 1989 and 2020, and the decrease in lung cancer mortality accelerated by 0.9% per year between 1995 and 2005 to nearly 5% per year between 2014 and 2020.

“It is our hope that this comprehensive resource will help to increase knowledge about the myriad diseases we call cancer as well as the innovative research that is improving and extending lives,” Margaret Foti, PhD, MD, the chief executive officer of the American Association for Cancer Research, said in a statement.


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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2023