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Cancer death rates drop 20 percent over two decades
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Cancer death rates have fallen by 20% from their peak about 20 years ago, according to the latest statistics from the American Cancer Society. This means that from 1991 to 2009, 1.2 million lives were spared, including 152,900 lives in 2009 alone. “The big picture is that progress is steady, and for the four major cancer sites, progress is even more rapid,” says researcher Rebecca Siegel, MPH.

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