Patient outcomes at Moffitt Cancer Center exceed the national average for breast cancer, colon cancer, esophageal cancer, liver cancer and lung cancer, reports Moffitt Cancer Center. Studies indicate success according to five-year survival rates, comparing national outcomes to Moffitt outcomes of patients who were diagnosed between 2003 and 2005.
The statistics were compared at each stage of cancer at the time of diagnosis, according to Moffitt. For example, breast cancer survival rates diminish at each stage of diagnosis from stage zero to stage four. Survival rates are higher, but similar, at stage zero, in which 95.6 percent nationwide and 97.3 Moffitt patients survive five years. At stage four, the national rate of 20.9 percent trails slightly more behind Moffitt's 31.8 percent.