A midpoint assessment of the American Cancer Society challenge goal to halve the U.S. cancer mortality rates between the years 1990 and 2015 Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • American Cancer Society
  • Neoplasms

abstract

  • At this midpoint of the 25-year challenge period, it appears that fully reaching the goal will require substantial breakthroughs in cancer early detection and/or in cancer therapy. Between now and 2015, however, many more cancer deaths can be averted by concerted action to control tobacco and obesity, by redoubling efforts in mammography and colorectal screening, and by enacting policies to close gaps in access to cancer detection and treatment services.

publication date

  • July 15, 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.21990

PubMed ID

  • 16770789

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 396

end page

  • 405

volume

  • 107

number

  • 2