the 1930s, only one of every four Americans with cancer was alive
five years after diagnosis. Sixty years later, four of every 10
will live at least that long. In just four years - from 1991 to
the death rate from cancer fell 2.6 percent.
this progress - won through better treatments, earlier diagnosis
and prevention efforts - the disease still takes an unacceptable
toll. This year it will kill more than half a million Americans
and cost the nation more than $100 billion in medical costs and
lost productivity, never mind the inestimable emotional toll it
and clinicians are encouraged by the progress they are making to
illuminate the causes of cancer and to find effective treatments
and cures. But they are continuously hampered by a lack of funds
to speed their efforts.
simple fact," said UC Davis Cancer Center Director Ralph deVere
White, "is that all of us working in cancer need more money
to fuel our efforts. We're making progress all the time. Our knowledge
and technology are constantly growing, but this is expensive work
why the cancer center is encouraging the creation of endowments
for cancer research, a flexible way to donate money that allows
families of even modest means to contribute to the work at the UC
Davis Cancer Center.
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