Stopping Cancer

CancerDeathRatesZoomWe are making progress stopping cancer through research.  We hear about new drugs and therapies on a regular basis, but we have a long way to go.  Lung, prostate and colon-rectal cancers are the most dangerous in men, and lung, breast and colon-rectal cancers are the most dangerous for women, according to the American Cancer Society.

Fortunately, thanks to past research, most people diagnosed with cancer survive at least 5 years, although the survival stats vary widely by the type of cancer.  Death rates from most forms of cancer are on the decline.  The following graphs from the American Cancer Society are fascinating, but they show we can do better (click on the images to enlarge).

Age-adjusted Cancer Death Rates, Males by Site, US, 1930-2011.  Click image to enlarge.
Age-adjusted Cancer Death Rates, Females by Site, US, 1930-2011.  Click image to enlarge.

We can help move these numbers down even faster by supporting ongoing research into cancer and cancer treatments.  That is exactly what the companies who are participating in my special RxTrace ad program in support of cancer research are doing.  These special ads can be found in the right sidebar of RxTrace.  Each of these companies have paid to have their ads placed on RxTrace in this special program through September, and I have pledged to donate 100% of their payment to fund cancer research at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at the Ohio State University through the Pelotonia organization.

Pelotonia ensures that 100% of the money donated in this way goes to cancer research and cancer treatments that are associated with that research.  It’s a great way to ensure that your money goes to work efficiently, doing the kind of work that we all hope results in the kind of discoveries that will drive these numbers down.  (For more on how Pelotonia money has been put to work in the past, see ” Ohio State Putting Pelotonia Dollars to Work“.)

The companies participating in this special program are:

Please reach out to these companies and thank them for their generosity in supporting such important work.  If you would like to add your company to this list, it is not too late!  Please contact me for details.

If you would like to make a donation in any amount directly to Pelotonia, click here: