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Global Cancer Survival Rates Improve, But Wide Gaps Remain

Cancer patients' survival prospects are improving, even for some of the deadliest types such as lung cancer, but there are huge disparities between countries, particularly for children, according to a study published on Wednesday. In the most up-to-date study of cancer survival trends — between 2010 and 2014 — covering countries that are home to two-thirds of the world's people, researchers found some significant progress, but also wide variations. While brain tumor survival in...

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