Australia Leads the World at Curing Cancer

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Australia and Sweden have the highest cancer survival rates of countries surveyed for an international benchmarking study. The nation topped a list of six similar countries for stomach, colon, rectal and breast cancer, with five-year survival rates of 28%, 64%, 64% and 87% respectively. But other cancers did not fare so well: five-year lung cancer survival rates in Australia are 15%, putting Australia equal third after Canada (17%) and Sweden (16%). The International Cancer Benchmarking Project, a study of six nations with similar healthcare systems, measures the survival of patients diagnosed between 2005 and 2009 in Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Norway and Sweden. The study was published in British Journal of Cancer, Aug 2015 Story from Cancer Daily News.

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