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Cancer death rates have declined by 20% since peak in 1991
Cancer death rates have declined by 20% since peak in 1991

(January 17, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Atlanta - Cancer mortality has dropped significantly since 1991, according to the American Cancer Society's Annual Cancer Statistics published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Researchers examined data on cancer incidence, mortality and survival in the US from 1991--a year in which cancer death rates peaked--to 2009. Results showed that overall cancer death rates dropped by 20% over that time period, or approximately 1.2 million deaths. The study also predicts that over 1.6 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed and over 580,000 people will die from cancer in 2013. Prostate, lung and colorectal cancers will account for nearly half of all new cases in men, while breast, lung, and colorectal will account for about half of all new cases in women.

 
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