Cancer Death Rate Has Declined in US, Report Indicates

According to the Washington Post in “To Your Health,” a report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) indicates the US’ “overall cancer death rate declined 1.7 percent in 2015.” The data indicate that “overall, the cancer death rate has dropped from 215.1 per 100,000 population in 1991 to 158.6 per 100,000 in 2015.” On its website, NBC News (1/4, Fox) reports, “More than 2.3 million people have not died of cancer since 1991 who otherwise would have if cancer rates had remained unchanged…” said the ACS. TIME (1/4, Park) reports, “One of the biggest forces behind the decline is a reduction in smoking, thanks to public health campaigns warning of its dangers, and tobacco taxes that discourage people from picking

New User Registration
*Required field