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Prostate Cancer Mortality: Groups Squabble Over ACS Forecast

Every January since 1951, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has published its report card on cancer, “Cancer Facts & Figures.” The news overall this year was very good. Beyond this good news, the ACS numbers on prostate cancer were mixed and confusing.

Jamie Bearse, CEO of ZERO Prostate Cancer, a national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer, said in a blog post: “Some of the largest cancer institutions may be looking at the latest facts and figures about the disease with rose-colored glasses. Many have touted an overall projected reduction in cancer deaths by 2.2 percent this year, and have also stated little concern about a forecasted increase in prostate cancer deaths, despite death tolls from the disease in 2020 will be the highest they’ve been in two decades.”

Read the full article here.

source: Howard Wolinsky - Medpage Today