Sarcoma by the Numbers in 2014

With more than 1.4 million new cancer diagnoses in the United States in 2014, the numbers below for sarcoma help in understanding why national funding for sarcoma research is limited.  To improve treatments and outcomes more research needs to be performed.  The sarcoma community and the foundations that support them help generate a majority of the funds utilized by scientist and clinicians studying sarcoma.

Bone Sarcomas

3,020 new diagnoses in 2014

1,460 deaths in 2014

Soft Tissue Sarcomas

12,020 new diagnoses in 2014

4,740 deaths in 2014


Each number is an individual with their own unique story.  A son, a daughter, a brother or sister, a mom or dad, aunt or uncle, a friend, a neighbor or a co-worker.  A face goes with each number.  What the stats tell us is that a third of those diagnosed will die from their disease.  These numbers have not changed in years or even decades.  More needs to be done.  Please support sarcoma research so we can impact more lives in a positive way and have more success stories to share.  Go to the sarcoma support organizations page to learn more.


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