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Monday, April 3, 2017

Death Rates for the Most Common Types of Cancer Have Declined, Report Says

Newsweek (3/31, Silva) reported that the National Institutes of Health’s Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer indicated “death rates for the most common types of cancer dropped for men, women and children from all racial and ethnic backgrounds from 2010-2014.” Investigators found that “the rates of new cancers were lower for men but held steady for women.”

On its website, ABC News (3/31, Mohney) reported, “From 2010 to 2014, overall cancer deaths in men decreased by 1.8 percent per year, 1.4 percent per year for women and 1.6 percent per year for” kids. Researchers found that “in men...improvements included a decrease in lung cancer deaths by 3.5 percent per year, a decrease in prostate cancer deaths by 3.4 percent per year and a decrease in colorectal cancer deaths by 2.5 percent” annually. Meanwhile, in women, researchers found “a decrease in breast cancer deaths by 1.6 percent per year, in lung cancer deaths by 2.0 percent per year and colorectal cancer deaths by 2.8 percent per year.” The report was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Also covering the story are MedPage Today (3/31), Medscape (3/31, Jenkins), Healio (3/31, Kahl), the Washington Times (3/31, Kelly), HealthDay (3/31, Preidt), and The Guardian (UK) (3/31, Siddique). 

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