January 13, 2023
Public Health/Prevention
  • A new study found that U.S. cancer death rates have fallen by a third since 1991, with about 3.8 million deaths averted in that time. According to the study, there were “noteworthy” drops in mortality from leukemia, melanoma, and kidney cancers between 2016–2020, despite steady or even increasing incidence. The five-year survival rate for many cancers improved from the mid-1990s and the 2012–2018 timeframe, particularly for lung, breast, and colon cancers. Despite the improvements, the American Cancer Society said that future progress may be mitigated by rising incidence for breast, prostate, and uterine cancers, which also happen to have the largest racial disparities in mortality. (Study here; Articles here and here)