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Cancer rates continue to fall
Monterey Herald

Cancer rates in the U.S. continue to fall, according to a report released Wednesday.

The rate of new cancer cases has been inching down at a rate of about half a percent each year since 1999. And the overall cancer death rate has dropped by 1.5 percent annually in adults and 1.7 percent in children.

“This is good news,” said Dr. Marcus Plescia of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of four organizations that worked on the report.