Top Oncologists Honored in New Awards Program

Anita T. Shaffer @Shaffer1
Published: Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013
OncLive Giants of Cancer Care In the mid-1970s, more than half of the patients diagnosed with cancer in the United States failed to survive five years. Today, that picture has changed dramatically. The overall five-year survival rate has reached 68%, and cancer increasingly is becoming not only a chronic disease but also one that in some tumor types might soon be considered cured.

The cancer survival figures are reported in Cancer Statistics 2013, a presentation of the American Cancer Society, available at

Bernard Fisher


Bernard Fisher, MD

University of Pittsburgh

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