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## rate

1.
a. a price or charge with reference to a standard or scale
b. (as modifier): a rate card
2. a charge made per unit for a commodity, service, etc.
3. a wage calculated against a unit of time
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## rate

[rāt]
(science and technology)
The amount of change of some quantity during a time interval divided by the length of the time interval.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The five-year survival rate for lung cancer is up from 11 per cent to 16.7 per cent, while for myeloma it was up from 28.9 per cent to 51.4 per cent.
63.7 percent is the overall five-year survival rate for people with leukemia in 2013.
He is not able to afford these, as doctors in China are 'badly paid.' Moreover, the five-year survival rate for his esophageal cancer is just over 20 percent, as per official statistics.
About 70 percent of the people who are eligible for the screening have undergone the procedure and up to 93 percent were diagnosed with premalignant lesions or early-stage cancer with a five-year survival rate of more than 70 percent.
Pancreatic cancer has a five-year survival rate of just 9% partly because there are not detectable symptoms or noninvasive tools to screen for a tumor.
They examined the total time a patient spent with the same patients undergoing chemotherapy and their five-year survival rate. The five-year survival rate is the percentage of people who live at least five years after chemotherapy treatment is completed.
The relationship between the expression of CD133, WWOX and E-cadherin and five-year survival rate: The five-year survival rate in CD133 positive expression group was 29.4%, and the negative group was 59.1%, there was significant difference between the two groups (p<0.05).
The addition of PSK increased the five-year disease-free rate (from 59% to 71%) and the five-year survival rate (from 60% to 73%).
| AROUND 250 children aged up to 14 years lose their lives to cancer every year in the UK and the average five-year survival rate, across all childhood cancer types is 82%.
The five-year survival rate is really low, so that makes prevention and identifying risk factors or predictors associated with pancreatic cancer very important."
According to the UKLCC's report, called "Ten years on in lung cancer: the changing landscape of the UK's biggest cancer killer", Wales has the secondworst lung five-year survival rate for lung cancer in Europe.

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