NEW ERA: Global cancer mortality rate drops as cases become more ‘survivable’

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CANCER MORTALITY: The Society of Medical Oncology predict 277,234 cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Spain this year. Photo: Shutterstock


THE cancer mortality rate has dropped by 18 per cent worldwide since 1990, it has emerged.

Scientists at the Society of Medical Oncology predict 277,234 cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Spain this year, but many will be survivable.

Jose Marcilla, General Director of Novartis Oncology Spain, said: “Although the number of diagnoses will continue to grow, fortunately today we are facing a new era in the approach to cancer, marked by increased survival, the arrest of progression and improving the quality of life of patients.”

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