Cancer deaths have been falling since 1990

May 9, 2013

Via Suzanne — on the meme of cancer, if such a thing exists. Boing boing has a short blurb about cancer.

A new study suggests that cancer deaths for people under age 75 have been on the decline since 1990 and are now at levels lower than when the War on Cancer began in 1971. But rather than amazing new treatments, the big key seems to be prevention—both through an increase in screening, and a decrease in risky behaviors, especially smoking.

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