US Cancer Death Rate Falls 33% Since 1991
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- The rate of people dying from cancer in the United States has continuously declined over the past three decades, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society.
- The US cancer death rate has fallen 33% since 1991, which corresponds to an estimated 3.8 million deaths averted, according to the report, published Thursday in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
- The rate of lives lost to cancer continued to shrink in the most recent year for which data is available, between 2019 and 2020, by 1.5%.
- The 33% decline in cancer mortality is “truly formidable,” said Karen Knudsen, chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society.
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