Friday, August 15, 2008

Estimated US brain cancer cases in 2008

The American Cancer Society recently put out a publication entitled Cancer Facts and Figures 2008 in which it is reported that there will be 21,810 new brain and other nervous system cancers in the United States in 2008. Compare that to the estimated number of new lung and bronchus cancers: 215,020.

2 comments:

JD said...

That's why brain cancer research has a tougher time getting NIH funding than lung cancer research--there aren't many brain cancer patients. Maybe the Kennedy case will draw attention to this horrible disease.

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