The Weekly: Nearly 2 million new cancer cases expected in 2022, changes to lung cancer screening and more

Published on January 14, 2022

The Weekly

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Nearly 2 million cases of cancer likely to be diagnosed in 2022: Report

WEDNESDAY, January 12, 2022 (ABC News) Nearly 2 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed and some 609,000 people will likely die from cancer in the U.S. in 2022, according to a new report published Wednesday.

The annual report from the American Cancer Society estimates that 1,918,030 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer, equivalent to 5,250 new cases being detected every day. This is up from approximately 1.8 million new cases that likely occurred in 2021.

Both figures — for cases and deaths — are the highest estimates made by the ACS since at least 2007.

In other news…

No more surprise bills: Private insurance plans must cover the full colorectal cancer screening continuum
January 13, Medical Xpress


Cancer mortality rates continue to decline amid ‘major progress’ in lung cancer early detection and treatment
January 12, CNN


New treatment target identified for radiation-resistant cervical cancer
January 12,

Changes to lung cancer screening increase eligibility for Black women by 50 percent, study says
January 7, The Hill

Foundation news

Awesome Games Done Quick in Orlando, Florida (January 2020)

Awesome Games Done Quick in Orlando, Florida (January 2020)

His mom didn’t nag when he was a lost 20-something playing video games in her basement. $35 million later, she’s glad she didn’t.

THURSDAY, January 13, 2022 (The Washington Post)

“Mom, can we have the house for three days?” Mike Uyama asked. He wanted to hold a marathon gaming session with 20 friends, for charity. She decamped to a bed-and-breakfast.

Now, $35 million later, she’s glad she said yes.

Read more here and tune in to Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 today!


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