Australia has better cancer survival rates than other similar high-income countries, a global study has found. The study, published in the Lancet Oncology journal by the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership, reviewed 3.9m cancer cases from Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Norway, Ireland, Canada and Denmark and compared the one-year and five-year survival rates for seven types of cancer: bowel, oesophageal, pancreatic, stomach, rectum, lung and ovarian. Australia had the highest five-year survival rate in all but lung and ovarian cancer. The five-year survival rate in Australia for oesophageal cancer was 23.5%, stomach cancer 32.8%, colon cancer 70.8%, rectal cancer 70.8% and pancreatic 14.6%. Blood cancer taskforce seeks to tackle diseases that kill 20 Australians a day Read more All countries showed an improvement in one- and five-year survival rates over the data period, which extended from 1995 to 2015. The UK had the lowest five-year survival rate of five […]