Turnaround in cancer trends seen in the US

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 21 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:881
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    The number of new cases of cancer has declined by 0.7% a year between 1990 and 1995 in the United States. This is a reversal of the trend from 1973 to 1990, when the incidence of all cancers increased by 1.2% a year.

    A report from the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the overall rates of death from cancer declined on average by about 0.5% a year during 1990-5, compared with a steady increase of 0.4% a year in the years between 1973 and 1990 …

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