Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 4th, 2004
The "Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2001" finds overall observed cancer incidence rates dropped 0.5% per year from 1991 to 2001, while death rates from all cancers combined dropped 1.1% per year from 1993 to 2001. According to the report's authors, the new data reflect progress in prevention, early detection, and treatment; however, not all segments of the U.S. population have benefited equally from the advances.
First issued in 1998, the "Annual...
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