Oldest of Old Americans Will Drastically Impact U.S. Cancer Care

The numbers are stark and will touch every single American. A picture of cancer in the greying American population was drawn in a recent study in the Journal of Geriatric Oncology examining trends in the National Cancer Institute’s population-based SEER data: The number of “oldest of the old” Americans (age 85 or older) will double between 2000 and 2030;…  Read More

More Rectal Cancer in Young People

Rectal cancer rates are increasing in people under 40, although rates of colon cancer have remained stable in younger people. It isn’t clear why, but rectal cancer rates in this young group of men and women began increasing in 1984, rising about 3.8 percent a year. Increases were similar for both sexes and all races.