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This Week's Cause: Stand Up 2 Cancer
SU2C is founded on the belief that in the field of cancer research there is a solid foundation and sufficient understanding of the basic science of cancer, and with the technologies available, now is the time to take that understanding to the next level by translating this knowledge to the clinic—to real advances in patient care and cancer prevention.
SU2C was created by a group of women whose lives have all been affected by cancer in profound ways. In the fall of 2007, they began working together to marshal the resources of the media and entertainment industries in the fight against this disease. Stand Up To Cancer was formally launched on May 27, 2008.
-Cancer accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths in the US.
-There are over 100 different types of cancer
-In America more than 1.2 million new patients are diagnosed with cancer every year. A new cancer is diagnosed every 30 seconds in the United States.
-A one percent reduction in cancer deaths would be worth $500 billion, almost 2.5 times what the U.S. spends each year on the disease.
-This year, approximately 1.63 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and about 572,000 will die of the disease.
-Every three minutes, two people in the US die from cancer.