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Perspective: Declining Cancer Mortality and Other Public Health Data

A piece of good news surfaced recently: the death rate from cancer in the United States has declined 27 percent since its peak in 1991. In a new To the Point post, the Commonwealth Fund's Shanoor Seervai and David Blumenthal, M.D., observe that while this progress is cause for hope, it must be taken in context with other cancer-related findings and other public health data.

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