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Lung cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of overall cancer-related mortality throughout the world.1

Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide.2

Lung cancer at a glance:

  • In 2020, lung cancer will account for 13% of new cancer cases in the United States, but 22% of cancer deaths.3
  • Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common type of lung cancer and is associated with poor prognosis and limited treatment options.4
  • More than 75% of patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage (III or IV).5 5-year survival in patients with NSCLC is 20.5%.3 The stage III and Stage IV survival rates are 10-15% and <2%, respectively.6


Breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women in the world and the second most common cancer overall.2

Breast cancer impacts 2.1 million women each year7

Breast cancer at a glance:

  • In the United States, approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime.8
  • Advancements in detection and treatments have led to improved survival in breast cancer patients, though survival rates vary by the cancer subtype and stage of disease at diagnosis.8
  • Survival rates are lowest in patients diagnosed with metastatic disease, with a 5-year survival rate of 27%.8


[1] Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration, Fitzmaurice C, Allen C, Barber RM, et al. Global, regional, and national cancer incidence, mortality, years of life lost, years lived with disability, and disability adjusted life-years for 32 cancer groups, 1990 to 2015: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study. JAMA Oncol. 2017;3(4):524-548.
[2] World Cancer Research Fund. Worldwide Cancer Data.,million%20new%20cases%20in%202018. Accessed November 2020.
[3] National Cancer Institute. Cancer Stat Facts: Lung and Bronchus Cancer. Accessed October 2020.
[4] Johnson DH, Schiller JH, Bunn PA. Recent clinical advances in lung cancer management. J Clin Oncol. 2014;32(10):973-982.
[5] Slatore CG, Gould MK, Deffeback ME, White E. Lung cancer stage at diagnosis: individual associations in the prospective VITamins and lifestyle (VITAL) cohort. BMC Cancer.2011;11:228.
[6] National Cancer Institute. SEER Training Modules: Five-Year Survival Rates. Accessed November 2020.
[7] World Health Organization. Breast Cancer. Accessed October 2020.
[8] American Cancer Society. Breast Cancer Facts and Figures, 2019-2020. Accessed October 2020.
[9] Cardoso F, et. al. Early breast cancer: ESMO clinical practice guidelines. 2019;30:1194-1220.