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Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. Message Board

  • fezziwig2008 fezziwig2008 Oct 22, 2013 10:29 AM Flag

    Amt Spent on Colon Ca RX in US Annually- $8.4B

    •Colorectal cancer is the #2 leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women in the U.S.
    •Colorectal cancer accounts for nearly 10% of cancer deaths in the U.S.
    •1 in 3 adults age 50-75 are NOT up-to-date with recommended colorectal cancer screening.
    •The median age at diagnosis is 69 years old.
    •1 in 20 (around 5%) men and women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime.
    •African Americans are more likely to develop colorectal cancer. Screening rates are lower than average in this group so they are more likely to be diagnosed after the cancer has spread to other organs.
    •Each year, colorectal cancer treatment costs the U.S. $8.4 billion.

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