U.S. Cancer Death Rate Fell Record Amount
The American Cancer Society traces the progress to a reduction in smoking and advances in lung cancer treatment.
Another Record Decline Reported In US Cancer Death Rate
Researchers on Tuesday reported another record one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they attribute to success against lung cancer. The overall cancer death rate has been falling since 1991. From 2017 to 2018, it fell 2.4%, according to an American Cancer Society report, topping the record 2.2% drop reported the year before. (Stobbe, 1/12)
US Cancer Deaths Hit ‘Single-Year Record Drop,’ American Cancer Society Says
Cancer death rates in the United States hit a record 2.4% decrease in 2018, marking a record for the second year in a row and contributing to a 31% drop since 1990, the American Cancer Society announced Tuesday. The organization tied the progress -- which translates to about 3.2 million fewer deaths -- to less smoking and continuing advances in lung cancer treatment, comprising nearly 50% of the total drop in deaths from 2014 to 2018. The overall cancer mortality rate among men and women in 2018 was 149 cases per 100,000 people. (Rivas, 1/12)
US Cancer Death Rate Fell Record Amount From 2017 To 2018
The death rate from cancer in the United States fell by a record 2.4 percent between 2017 and 2018, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. The drop marks the second year in a row with a record decline in the cancer death rate, following a 2.2 percent drop from 2016 to 2017. An improvement in lung cancer treatment helped drive the latest decline, the report said. (Sullivan, 1/12)