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Annual cancer deaths continue downward trend
Cancer deaths are on the decline again, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Between 1991 and 2006, the rates dropped 21.0% among men and 12.3% among women, resulting in an estimated 767,000 fewer deaths from cancer since the 1990s.
The society published the stats in its annual report on cancer statistics in their journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. They credit the decline to three factors:
- Falling smoking rates
- Improved cancer treatments
- Earlier detection of cancer
Incidences of cancer also appear to be on the decline, having decreased 1.3% per year among men (from 2000 to 2006) and 0.5% per year among women (from 1998 to 2006).