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MAY 15: US NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE BULLETIN:  The number of US cancer cases is expected to increase dramatically over the next two decades – particularly among older adults and minorities – but prostate cancer is not among the fastest risers.

According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the total cancer incidence is projected to rise by about 45 percent, from 1.6 million in 2010 to 2.3 million in 2030, the study found.

This will be driven largely by cancer diagnoses in growing populations of older Americans and minority groups. The study projects a 67 percent increase in cancer incidence among older adults, compared with an 11 percent increase for younger adults. A 99 percent increase is expected among minorities, compared with a 31 percent increase for whites. Certain difficult-to-treat cancers, such as liver, stomach, pancreas, and lung, will likely be among those with the highest relative increases in incidence.  READ MORE>

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