Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Taking The Lead In Fight On Lung CancerThe numbers surrounding lung cancer are eye-opening. More than 228,000 people are diagnosed each year in the U.S., and nearly 160,000 people die, 10,000 of them in Florida. Five-year survival rates overall stand at just 16 percent. Lung cancer claims more lives than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined. Now, there is reason for hope at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – University of Miami Health System.