Cancer Progress Threatened By Pandemic and Roe Decision, Report

September 22, 2022

(Axios) – The great strides in cancer survivability seen in recent decades could be undercut by fallout from the pandemic, the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and continued disparities in health care access, scientists warn. The good news: There’s been a 32% reduction in American cancer deaths from 1991 to 2019, with a 2.3% drop every year between 2016 and 2019, according to the American Association for Cancer Research. Plus, the FDA approved eight new “groundbreaking” anticancer therapeutics in one year, the AACR said in its 2022 cancer progress report. (Read More)