Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
64.1 percent (2014)

Target:
66.2 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

Baseline:
64.1 percent of persons with cancer were living 5 years or longer after diagnosis and were followed up to determine their status in 2014

Increase the proportion of cancer survivors who are living 5 years or longer after diagnosis

Target-Setting Method
Projection

Summary

Cancer survival rates are an important way to measure the success of efforts to improve health outcomes for people with cancer. Although survival rates have increased over time, racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, biologic, and geographic disparities remain. Developing effective targeted therapies and using preventive strategies for all groups are key to helping people with cancer live longer.

Topic:  Cancer

Workgroup: Cancer Workgroup