From 2011 to 2017, the most recent years for which data are available, the five-year overall survival rate for all cancers increased from 49% in the mid-1970s to approximately 70%.
According to the organization, decreases between 1991 and 2019 resulted in the averting of roughly 3.5 million deaths from cancer overall, adjusted for age.
According to the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2022, which was announced on Wednesday, the change is being driven by decreases in smoking and advancements in early detection and treatment of cancer.
The association’s president, Dr. Lisa Coussens, said in a statement that funding for research on the disease and its therapies has contributed to the association’s success.
This month, Biden, who lost a son to brain illness, declared that he wants to see the number of Americans dying from cancer reduced by at least half over the next 25 years.