U.S. cancer death rate sees largest-ever single-year drop
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January 9, 20203 min read, 571 words

U.S. cancer death rate sees largest-ever single-year dropU.S. cancer death rate sees largest-ever single-year drop

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Published: January 9, 2020  |  3 min read, 571 words
The death rate from cancer in the United States saw the largest ever single-year decline between 2016 and 2017 since rates began declining in 1992, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. The increased survival rate was mainly due to advances in the treatment ...
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January 10, 2020
A brief but informative examination of the referenced issue. Well-sourced, with good expository quotes, commentary, and helpful links. The author belies no bias and merely lays out the facts of the matter. News on advances in medical treatment are always interesting and this piece is no exception. A decidedly worthwhile and important read. Four stars!
January 10, 2020
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January 9, 2020
The drop in total cancer deaths is contextualized by many details in the story, so people can understand what's happening and why. • The decline is driven by drops in lung cancer deaths, for 2 reasons. First, lung cancer is still the #1 killer cancer, so a drop in lung cancers shows up quickly. Second, the US has highlighted how smoking causes these cancers for over 50 years, and the decline in smoking keeps showing up in fewer deaths. • The data is shown to be a bit old. A good reminder that it can take decades for research to translate into behavior, treatments and results. • The stubbornness of other cancers—which are NOT declining as much—is contextualized by noting that they are amenable to early detection & treatment, which is ALSO a part of effective public health efforts. Bravo to CBS News. Bravo to the many thousands of science, health & policy people who've been making us safer & healthier for the past 28 years.
January 9, 2020
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Great Context
January 9, 2020
This is nice brief overview of the cancer statistics from the American Cancer Society 2020 Report. Most of the numbers cited here come straight from the abstract of the report, but are framed in slightly more laymen's terms.
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January 9, 2020
Tons of relevant health figures in this report, providing all the needed context around the slight drop in U.S. cancer deaths since the previous year. Very well researched with tons of sources and no spin whatsoever from the author.
January 9, 2020
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