January 6th, 2014
By Steven Reinberg
The rate of cancer deaths among Americans continues to decline, according to a new report. Over the last 20 years, the overall risk of dying from cancer has dropped 20 percent, researchers found.
The fastest decline in cancer death risk has been among middle-aged black men, for whom death rates have dropped by about 50 percent, the study authors report.
“We continue to make progress against cancer,” said report co-author Ahmedin Jemal, vice president for surveillance and health services research at the American Cancer Society.
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