Tracks progress, or lack of it, across the full cancer continuum -- from prevention & early detection to diagnosis, treatment, life after cancer, & the end of life. Compares this progress with the cancer-related targets set forth in Healthy People 2010, the nat. set of health objectives for the first decade of the 21st cent. Overall, we are making progress against cancer, & the rates of both new cancers & deaths from cancer have fallen. There are declines in certain behaviors that cause cancer, esp. cigarette smoking by adults, more people are getting screened for breast, cervical, & colorectal cancers, & more practitioners are adopting state-of-the art cancer treat. But the rates of some cancers, such as melanoma skin cancer, are rising. Charts & tables.Klausner, Richard D. is the author of 'Cancer Progress Report, 2001' with ISBN 9780756726553 and ISBN 0756726557.