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Kidney cancer survival rates ‘improving in England’

16th April 2014

The number of people surviving kidney cancer in England has seen an improvement over the last two decades, according to a new study.

A report from Public Health England's National Cancer Intelligence Network has revealed that although incidence of the disease has increased, outcomes are now better than ever.

Between 1990 and 2010, one-year survival improved from 58 percent to 72 percent in males and from 54 percent to 71 percent in females, while five-year survival improved from 39 percent to 55 percent in men and from 37 percent to 55 percent in women.

These trends have particularly benefited those affected by renal cell carcinoma, the main form of the disease, although rarer variants such as transitional cell carcinoma have remained unchanged due to how difficult they remain to detect and treat.

Sean Duffy, national clinical director for cancer at NHS England, said: "More accurate medical imaging means cancers are being picked up earlier than ever before and alongside improved treatment, this is meaning better outcomes for patients."

Kidney cancer is the eighth most common cancer in adults in the UK, with about 9,300 people being diagnosed with the disease each year.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801713272-ADNFCR

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