Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University ›› 2021, Vol. 55 ›› Issue (Sup.1): 49-50.doi: 10.16183/j.cnki.jsjtu.2021.S1.040

Special Issue: 上海交通大学建校125周年科学问题专辑

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Could Cancer Patients Survive for a Long Time?

WANG Siying,ZHENG Xingling,QIN Wenxin   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Oncogenes and Related Genes, Shanghai Cancer Institute, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200032, China
  • Received:2021-02-03 Online:2021-03-28 Published:2021-04-09

Abstract: To explore the possibility of long-term survival of cancer patients, this paper describes a phenomenon based on the current status of cancer research in the United States. This phenomenon is that the 5-year survival rate of all cancers combined has been effectively improved since the 1970s with the development of various methods of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. This implies that cancer is no longer a highly-lethal disease due to the progress of cancer research and medical technologies in the future. It may be possible that cancer patients could survive for a long time.

Key words: cancer; 5-year survival rate; immunotherapy; long-term survival

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