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Interest Rate

The percentage of the value of a balance or debt that one pays or is paid each time period. For example, if one holds a bond with a face value of $1,000 and a 3% interest rate payable each quarter, one receives $30 each quarter. The percentage of the interest rate remains constant (usually), but the amount one pays or is paid changes according to the amount of the balance or debt. For example, if one pays off part of the principal on a loan each month, the amount one pays in interest decreases even though the rate remains the same. See also: Time Value of Money.


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The five-year survival rate for localized breast cancer has risen from 78 percent in the 1940s to 92 percent today.
Commenting on Hollinshead's work during the seminar, Minton pointed out that effective treatments for lung cancer have been elusive, despite the importance of the disease -- 152,000 new cases are expected this year, with a five-year survival rate of only 13 percent for all types combined.
We're also seeing a drop in the five-year survival rate with little discussion about the need to increase research funding to find better treatment options and support screening for those at high risk for lung cancer.
The five-year survival rate for men has soared from 25 per cent to 41 per cent, according to new Executive figures.
When breast cancer is detected and treated early, the five-year survival rate is higher than 90 percent.
For white children under 15 (there were not enough cases reported in black children for analysis), the five-year survival rate improved from 54.
One-year and five-year survival rate survival rates after transplantation among patients who had received a TAH-t as a bridge to transplant were 86 and 64 percent.
Lung cancer remains the number one cancer killer, resulting in 30 percent of all cancer deaths and killing more people annually than breast, prostate, colon, liver and kidney cancers combined, with a 15% five-year survival rate.
Women who are not diagnosed until a late stage face a five-year survival rate as low as 25%, meaning that early diagnosis is critical.
While overall five-year survival rates have increased to record levels almost across the board, thanks to new treatments and greater awareness, more deprived parts of society are not seeing the benefits as much.
Researchers found that although the five-year survival rates for almost all forms of cancer have improved since the 1980s, there has been no development in the statistics for primary bone cancer, which has stayed at 55 per cent.
We welcome greater scrutiny of survival rates to include one-year survival rates, although five-year survival rates will also remain key to understanding progress against the disease.