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Friday, July 24, 2015

Death Rates From Invasive Breast Cancer Declining

MedPage Today (7/23, Jackson) reports that data indicate that “from 1973 to 2010 in the U.S., large reductions in breast cancer-specific death hazards were experienced in women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.” While “overall age-adjusted breast cancer mortality rates were stable initially, they decreased by almost one-third, from 33.5% in 1988 to 23.5% in 2010, reported Mitchell Gail, MD, PhD, senior investigator, biostatistics branch, division of cancer epidemiology and genetics, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Md., and colleagues.” The findings were published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology 
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