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US cancer rate declines

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 01 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1163
  1. Debbie Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    The overall incidence of new cancers and cancer deaths in the United States decreased between 1990 and 1996, but increases in adolescent smoking threaten to reverse this downward trend, according to a new report (Journal of the National Cancer Institute 1999;91:660-1, 675-90).

    The report, Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1973-1996, with a Special Section on Lung …

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