The State of The Fight

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Each month, in observance of the U.S. National Cancer Awareness Calendar, Stand Up To Cancer brings you The State of the Fight, a series of articles by those on the front lines of cancer treatment. We’ve asked our scientists to tease out myths from facts and report on breakthroughs in the field, as we all forge ahead in the fight to end this disease.


Esophageal Cancer: Losing a Friend and Fighting Back

Dr. Steven Lin shares the state of the fight against one of the fastest growing cancers.

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Turning Every Kidney Cancer Patient into a Survivor

Dr. Sumanta Pal shares the many challenges in the field of kidney cancer research, and what everyone needs to know about the disease.

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Colorectal Cancer: Screening Saves Lives

SU2C advisor Dr. Raymond Dubois shares the state of the fight against colorectal cancer, and how screening could halve the number of cases.

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State of the Fight: Cervical Cancer 2013

This Cervical Cancer Awareness month, I want you to remember three words: screening, screening, screening. And, if you’re the right age, one more: vaccination.

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State of the Fight: Stomach Cancer

Gastric cancer – also known as cancer of the stomach or digestive tract – is the second-leading cause of cancer death worldwide, with about 1 million new cases and approximately 750,000 deaths per year. In the United States, 21,000 new cases are diagnosed per year, with nearly 10,500 deaths annually.

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The State of The Fight Archive

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This year, approximately 1.63 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and about 572,000 will die of the disease.