This is ReachMD, and you’re listening to Closing the Gaps in NSCLC, sponsored by Lilly. On this episode, titled Key Epidemiological Factors we will hear from Dr. Everett Vokes from the University of Chicago.
Non-small cell lung cancer, or really lung cancer overall, remains the most deadly disease, malignant disease, that we encounter, certainly in the United States. It is still very much linked to tobacco use, although these days, very much we have patients that were former smokers as opposed to current smokers, but overall we’re talking about more than 200,000 or so new cases per year, and the mortality rates are higher than those of breast cancer or prostate cancer, although the incidence rates are lower than those 2 are. So, it remains a key epidemiological problem and one of the diseases that, as we know, is harder to treat and to detect early so that we can treat patients for cure.
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