Friday, August 28, 2009

5-year cancer survival rate

"Cancer survival in five continents: a worldwide population-based study (CONCORD)"
The Lancet Oncology, Volume 9, Issue 8, Aug 2008 Pages 730-756

I was watching a town hall meeting by Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and he used some of the stats in the paper to show that "Government-Run Care Means Lower Survival Rates for Cancer"
Not a surprise that he failed to mention the survival rates for Breast cancer (women), Colorectum cancer (women and men) are essentially the same between US and Cuba, haha...awesome...I would also bet you that the error bar on his graph would be HUGE! (but that's another discussion)

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