Currently, 1 in 2 people will develop cancer, and 1 in 3 will die from it.
Cancer development rate
Cancer death rate
(Source: Compiled from "National Cancer Center Japan Cancer Information Service, Updated August 3, 2021 (https://ganjoho.jp/reg_stat/statistics/stat/summary.html)”)
5-year relative survival rate for cancer
One of the standards used to classify the progress of cancer is the internationally recognized standard adopted by the Union for International Cancer Control. There are 5 major stages based on how much the cancer has spread: Stage 0, Stage I, Stage II, Stage III, and Stage IV.
(Source: Compiled from "National Cancer Center Japan, Updated on March 17, 2020 (https://ganjoho.jp/reg_stat/statistics/stat/summary.html)")
Treatment effects and survival rates depend on the type of cancer. Among them, pancreatic cancer has a survival rate of less than 10%, making it one of the most intractable cancers. The pancreas is the first target of SONIRE, which is developing HIFU treatments to provide a new solution.