FACTS & FIGURES
Keeping ahead of cancer
An MRI of brain cancer (blue spot)
Year National Cancer Institute established
Year National Cancer Act passed and "war on cancer" declared
Year DHMC's Norris Cotton Cancer Center established
Rank of cancer as a cause of death in the U.S.
Number of new cancer cases diagnosed annually in the U.S.
Percentage of patients who pass the five-year survival mark
Number of patient visits annually at Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Estimated annual direct and indirect cost of cancer in the U.S.
National Cancer Institute annual budget
Norris Cotton Cancer Center annual research funding
Estimated number of cancer survivors in the U.S.
Sources: National Cancer Institute and Norris Cotton Cancer Center