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US Cancer Death Rate On Decline

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Posted on Apr 19, 2011, 6 a.m.

2011 Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that the rate of death in the US from all cancers for men and women continues a steady decline.

The 2011 Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer reports that the rates of death in the United States from all cancers for men and women continued to decline between 2003 and 2007. It report also finds that the overall rate of new cancer diagnoses for men and women combined decreased an average of slightly less than 1% per year for the same period.  Co-authored by researchers from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Cancer Society, the report emphasizes the need to focus further on reducing the cancer burden in the population as a whole through prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.

Betsy A. Kohler, Elizabeth Ward, Bridget J. McCarthy, Maria J. Schymura, Lynn A. G. Ries, Christie Eheman, Ahmedin Jemal, Robert N. Anderson, Umed A. Ajani, Brenda K. Edwards.  “Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975–2007, Featuring Tumors of the Brain and Other Nervous System.”  J Natl Cancer Inst , March 31, 2011.

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