Screening, Treatment Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths In Half, Study Finds.

HealthDay (1/9, Thompson) reports a study published Jan. 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that “screening and treatment reduced breast cancer deaths by 49 percent in 2012, compared with a 37 percent reduction in 2000.” Additionally, “treatments that target specific types of breast cancer have generated the most scientific advancement and, as such, have taken a larger role in saving lives, the researchers found,” with better cancer treatments accounting “for 63 percent of the reduction in breast cancer deaths in 2012, compared with 37 percent due to early detection of cancer through screening.”

Author: Nicole Hardy

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