“Clinical Cancer Advances 2010: Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer From the American Society of Clinical Oncology features 53 of the most significant studies, including 12 that the editors consider major advances.

Despite the National Cancer Institute (NCI) report in 2009 that overall cancer rates are on the decline in the United States, more than 1.5 million new diagnoses are expected in 2010, and nearly 570,000 Americans are expected to die as a result of the disease this year alone. This year’s Clinical Cancer Advances outlines recommendations for increasing the rate of progress against cancer and for a significant increase in funding for and improvements to the clinical research system to accelerate the pace of discoveries that will lead to improved mortality rates and quality of care.