Behavior And Screening Have Biggest Impact On Drop In Cancer Deaths

News — By on December 3, 2008 at 6:00 am

Improvements in behavior and screening have contributed greatly to the 13 percent decline in cancer mortality since 1990, with better cancer treatments playing a supporting role, according to new research from David Cutler of Harvard University. While not the first to report a long-term decline in cancer mortality, Cutler’s is the first study to examine the reasons for this decline.

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